Premier’s Women’s Economic Council
The Premier’s Women’s Economic Council (PWEC) is a Premier-appointed organization that offers advice to the Premier, the minister of jobs, tourism and skills training and minister responsible for labour, and the minister of state for tourism and small business on issues, strategies, policy changes and potential actions to tap into economic opportunities for women that will strengthen BC’s economy.
The key objectives of PWEC are to:
- Support the ongoing goals of the BC Jobs Plan, adding a specific lens to issues affecting women in business.
- Provide recommendations to government that will help develop new ideas, opportunities, actions, policies and legislation that will further support women business owners, leaders and workers in the province and drive new economic activity and job creation.
- Bring attention to relevant barriers facing women in business in B.C. and provide advice on how to minimize or eliminate them.
- Provide advice on how government can work more collaboratively with women’s organizations with the goal of creating more opportunities for women in business.
- Consult with organizations, business owners and key contacts throughout the province for feedback on the Jobs Plan and other key government initiatives with respect to supporting women in business and their role as a key economic driver.
- Support progress tracking on the BC Jobs Plan and each of the Sector Strategies by providing direct input into the performance of key deliverables set out in these documents, specifically focused on women’s issues.
Learn more about PWEC, its chair and appointees.