When women succeed, we all prosper
We created The Prosperity Project™ to stop COVID-19 from setting back Canadian women – all of us, from any background – from the progress we’ve made. Join us in this important mission.
We are The Prosperity Project™
Economic insecurity, increased caretaking responsibilities, and domestic violence are just a few examples of how women and young girls are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prosperity Project™ led by Pamela Jeffery alongside over 60 female leaders across Canada, is a new not-for-profit organization working to mitigate these impacts and ensure women are supported through this crisis.
Okay, but how?
We’ve developed 5 initiatives to move us forward.
Match Male and Female Professionals with Non-Profits that Focus on Women.
The Matching Initiative connects professionals with non-profit organizations that focus on serving women (skills development, training, employment pathways, crisis counselling and mental and physical health). Through one to four week volunteer engagements, professionals help NPOs re-invent their business models and help them find new ways forward to meet the urgent and growing needs of the women they serve.
Undertake and Publish a National Long-Term Prosperity Study.
The Prosperity Study is Canada’s first inclusive on-line national long-term multi-generational study of 10,000 women in all socio-economic groups. It will uncover and share practical solutions that will provide insights to employers and policy-makers on actions that need to be taken to improve gender equality. It will also enable women to learn from one another to increase their employment income and well-being. This matters more than ever: gender parity has a fundamental bearing on whether or not economies and societies prosper.
Track Women’s Spending Power.
The Prosperity Project™ Household Spending Index is our new creation, measuring the month to month variation in economic activity based on a panel of diverse women from across Canada in all socio- economic groups. Household spending makes up more than half of the Canadian economy. Since women make or influence 70-80% of household purchases, the Index will be an important barometer of confidence in the Canadian economy during the COVID-19 recovery and post-recovery periods.
Launch a Modern-day Rosie the Riveter-Inspired Campaign.
Inspired by the iconic Rosie the Riveter, the Campaign is Canada’s first post-WWII campaign to inspire Canadians to re-set their working and personal lives to create a “better normal.” It will focus on inspiring women to join and stay in the workforce thanks to increased opportunity and child care/elder care support, their partners to share household responsibilities more equally and their employers to increase advancement opportunities and achieve gender parity at all levels of their organizations.
Conduct and Publish Annual Gender-Diversity Data Tracking.
This Initiative will track women in executive roles, senior management roles and in the pipeline to senior management within Canada’s largest 500 public companies, crown corporations and multi-national subsidiaries. Through this inclusive research, we will shine a light on women who also identify as Indigenous, women of colour, persons with disabilities and/or LGBTQ2+. This data, currently not being compiled, will increase e transparency, accountability, and inform policies and best practices around gender equality and succession planning.