Tuesday is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Cyndi Bester, the CEO of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, says 50 per cent of the working force in Alberta is female but there is still work to be done to help out women in the workplace.
“If we look dollar-to-dollar, it wouldn’t be 50-50. That’s where we need to pull up our socks a little bit more and break that bias and get more female leaders speaking. Showcasing that we’re here, we’re going to stay, and that we create impact in our economy.”
The Alberta government says they are in the process of negotiating a plan that will see licensed daycare fees drop by an average of 50 per cent to Alberta families. Which they say will help women continue to fully participate in their jobs and careers.