DENTONS: Western Canada Sponsor, PowHERhouse Women Built2Scale Initiative

PowHERhouse is proud to announce our partnership with Dentons.

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. 

We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with Dentons to move women forward as strong leaders.

Meet Women Lead Champion, Heather Barnhouse:

Heather has been an active Corporate & Commercial Partner at Dentons Law firm in Edmonton for the past 14 years. She has experience working with women entrepreneurs who are growing or scaling their businesses including assisting clients with all aspects of their business, from organization, structural management, operational, financing and exit transactions (i.e., mergers and acquisitions).

Heather advises clients with respect to corporate issues relating to statutory requirements, shareholder and director issues, liability issues and other related matters from an organizational, operational and transactional perspective, as well as confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, licensing, service and grant agreements, collaboration and consulting agreements. She embraces a collaborative approach to conflict resolution. Heather was awarded the Prince Michael of Kent Award in London, England at Buckingham Palace for her pro bono work with the Royal Life Saving Society.

“Dentons is committed to fostering an environment that attracts, develops and inspires women business leaders to reach the top level of their fields and become key influencers in the communities in which we work and live. We are thrilled to be partnering with PowHERhouse in their mission to ensure that women and girls have the tools and support required to succeed and lead.” Heather Barnhouse, Partner.

PowHERhouse will be welcoming Dentons to both our Vancouver PowHERlunch on June 15 as well as our Calgary PowHERlunch on September 19.  We will be working closely with Dentons to bring PowHERhouse to Edmonton in SPRING 2019 for a Built2Scale Breakfast + PowHERpanel, Board PowHER!





About Board PowHER! November 15 in Edmonton:

In June 2014, Status of Women Canada released a report entitled “Good for Business: A Plan to Promote More Women on Canadian Boards” which laid out aspirational goals for Canadian business and public sectors, most notably, a national goal of 30% women on boards by 2019.

As of 2018, how are we doing with this goal?  According to the Canadian Board Diversity Council’s 2017 annual report card, women occupy 22.6 per cent of FP500 board seats – an increase of just one percentage point over the previous year.  That figure represents the smallest percentage increase since the council published its first annual report card in 2010.*

  • The 30% Club, a global organization aimed at promoting more women to senior corporate roles, has now been introduced in Canada.
  • What is the strategy for getting more women on boards?
  • Real-life examples/stories/successes – what is working and what is not?  Are we investing in a ‘new conversation’ or spinning our wheels?
  • Where are the blocks and challenges women are facing?
  • What are the tangible actions forward in the next 6-12 months to gain traction as a woman looking to get on Board set?
  • What is media’s role in all of this? If Canadian women had increased visibility and a more prominent voice, would it help?  PowHERhouse says, “YES!”

About PowHERhouse and WOMEN BUILT2SCALE:

PowHERhouse is a national women’s media organization with a strong focus on social impact, providing a supportive ecosystem that creates positive systemic change in the lives of girls and women while acting as an educational and economic driver.  As a catalyst, conduit, curator and convener, PowHERhouse utilizes publications, partnerships, well-curated online content and strategic live events to mobilize more women forward – faster.

Behind everything we do is a solid women’s advocacy message and clear communication of our mission to rocket more women into influential, senior leadership roles – in organizations, on boards, in politics, and leading in global business headquartered in Canada.

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  1. […] In partnership with Dentons, we are excited to move the conversation of Women on Boards forward.  Review our Dentons Partner Announcement here. […]

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