QUBER WORKPLACE WELLNESS • MARCH 2021 www.quber.ca/employers • email@example.com VOLUME 1 • ISSUE 3 • THE FUTURE IS FEMALE DID YOU KNOW? HOW TO: CATER TO YOUR Between 1998 and 2018, women earned, on average, 13.3% less FEMALE EMPLOYEES per hour than their male counterparts. Happy Women’s History Month! Statistics Canada, 2019 It’s important to celebrate women year-round, but this month presents employers with a great opportunity to 1 in 5 Canadian women report express their appreciation for their female team members experiencing some form of and consider the ways they could be offering them a harassment at their place of greater degree of assistance. To be the best they can be work. at work, your female employees need support in handling Statistics Canada, 2017 the non-professional aspects of their lives. If they’re stressed because of a personal matter, it’ll inevitably spill Closing the wage gap and over into their job and negatively impact their productivity increasing female participation and the calibre of their work (not to mention their overall rates in the workforce could quality of life). add an additional $150 billion to As an employer, you’re uniquely positioned to offer your Canada's GDP by 2026. employees the support they need and benefit in return. ... Report by the Government of Canada, 2019 Continue Reading FURTHER READING Women and the workplace: A RECAP OF OUR #IWD How employers can advance CONTEST equality and diversity A 2019 report by the Government of QUBER is dedicated to empowering Canadian women by Canada offering them the tools and resources they need to achieve https://www.canada.ca/en/employm financial independence. We spent two weeks leading up to ent-social- March 8, International Women's Day, running a contest that development/corporate/reports/wom asked Canadians to nominate a woman in their life that en-symposium.html#h2.2 taught them an important financial lesson. We told people they could nominate anyone they'd like, whether that be someone they actually know, a celebrity or even a fictional Women in the Workforce - character, as long as they're female or female-identifying. Canada: Quick Take A 2020 piece by Catalyst We ended up getting hundred of responses, and some of https://www.catalyst.org/research/w them were pretty amazing! We loved to see how much time omen-in-the-workforce-canada/ and effort people took to show the women in their lives gratitude for the financial lessons they'd shared. Here's an Women in Work Insights 2018: example: Unlocking the female talent in “Definitely my financial advisor at RBC, Anita. I was told to your organization keep at least 6 months of income in my savings for any A 2018 report by PwC emergency situation such as job loss, medical treatment, https://www.pwc.com/ca/en/service last minute spending, etc. I have been keeping at least 6 s/consulting/people-and- months of income in my savings since entering the organization/women-in-work- workforce 6 years ago and I was able to overcome several canadian-insights.html financial emergencies because of it. As our lives are becoming more and more volatile just like the world, this The present and future of tip has kept me sane!” - Xuliang L. women at work in Canada If you want to see more entries, we've compiled a number A 2019 report by McKinsey & of them (and all of our winners!), click here. Company https://www.mckinsey.com/featured- insights/gender-equality/the-present- and-future-of-women-at-work-in- For more information on how QUBER can facilitate a canada# match-based saving program for your employees, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.