Women in leadership and elected office

Working to remove barriers that keep women from joining boards, running for office and leading in the workforce.


The Government of Alberta has worked with organizations to help make gender parity more common.

Our work in women’s leadership includes:

  • Working to increase the number of diversity programs in government.
  • Supporting programs to increase gender parity in elected positions. This could be training, mentoring or communities of practice.
  • Leading the Women in Leadership initiative in the government to help increase the number of women in executive roles.
  • Supporting strong workplace policies on flexible and alternative work.
  • Researching the barriers women in government may experience when striving for leadership.