The Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders is a Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau group whose purpose to to promote and advocate for women issues in business.  The council recently released its first public report where “the council called for the enhancement of a U.S. program for federal contracts given to women-owned businesses and the creation of a similar program in Canada. It called for expanded “private sector supplier-diversity programs” and for professional networks to track the number of women they help. Finally, it called for governments to consider updates to childcare benefits.”

It is unclear how the reports findings will be handled (if at all) but the push for an expansion of supplier diversity programs is always a positive for this website.  In addition calling on the government to extend more opportunities to women is a major push that, if achieved, can add millions to a women lead economy.

Members of the “council included executives such as General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, TransAlta Corp. Chief Executive Officer Dawn Farrell and Linamar Corp. Chief Executive Officer Linda Hasenfratz.”

The report is the first of a five part pillar series.  The next report will focus on Increasing the number of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and will be released February 2018.