The Future Of Women in Business
We explore the progress, the challenges and how we can achieve equal participation of women in the business world.
By ATB Financial 15 July 2020
While many organizations have made progress, there is still more to do to dismantle the barriers to equal participation by women in Canada’s economy. The stories and ideas explored in this series help us understand how far we’ve come, where we need to go, and how we can get there.
Featuring Teresa Clouston, ATB’s Executive Vice-President and Head of Advisory Experience
Teresa reflects on her career and changes she has witnessed, while highlighting the hurdles women still face today. What the next decade will look like for women in business will depend on the actions taken today.
Featuring Lara Murphy, Co-owner Ryan Murphy Construction.
Lara shares her experiences and insights and how she and co-owner Karen Ryan have found success in the traditionally male dominated construction industry. Lara explores how influencing perceptions today will change the future of women in this sector and beyond.
Featuring Heather Campbell, Regulatory Compliance Lead at TC Energy Corporation
Heather unpacks the global events happening today. Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, while seemingly unrelated, are shaping the future and putting a focus on authenticity in leadership.
"It is critically important that there is visibility of strong female business people, leaders, community builders, mothers, teachers, nurses - both traditional roles and those at the edge of what the future might hold"
About the series
When it comes to women in business, progress has been made, but the job is not done. That women can, and do, excel in the business world is shown by the three women featured in this series: an engineer by training, Heather Campbell has achieved success in the oil and gas industry; starting out on the front lines of customer service, Teresa Clouston worked her way up to ATB Financial’s executive suite; what began as a passion for building and architecture, Lara Murphy turned to building Calgary’s only female owned commercial construction company.
From the experiences shared with ATB’s Chief Economist Todd Hirsch, it is clear that many challenges remain for women in business. While many organizations have made progress, there is still more to do to dismantle the barriers to equal participation by women in Canada’s economy. The stories and ideas explored in this series help us understand how far we’ve come, where we need to go, and how we can get there.