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Welcome to Women's Equality Week 2018!

Women's Equality Week 2018 will be held from Monday, January 15 to Friday, January 19, 2018. This week recognizes and promotes individual and collective action to increase women's equality in our society.

Nellie McClung Trailblazer Scholarship

The Manitoba Government and the Nellie McClung Foundation present the Nellie McClung Trailblazer Scholarships. These awards are for female students considering careers in the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business or underrepresented trades. Careers in these areas offer excellent job opportunities, great earning potential and stimulating work environments. For more information, click here:

Scholarship Information
Application Form for Grade 12 Students
Application Form for Post-Secondary Students

Women on Corporate Boards

Manitoba Status of Women is providing a $5000 grant to the Women's Enterprise Centre (WEC) To develop an initiative to support women who wish to sit on corporate boards. The Women's Enterprise Centre will create public awareness materials and a website where interested women could send their resumes.

Breakfast with the Premier

Premier Brian Pallister is hosting a breakfast event in partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to highlight the issue of violence against women. The theme of the event is "Be More than a Bystander" and invited guests will have the opportunity to reflect on the role men can play to help end violence.

Celebration of Women in STEM and Trades Breakfast

Honourable Rochelle Squires and the Chair of the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council Dr. Jeannette Montufar, are pleased to host a celebration of "Women in STEM and Trades" breakfast.

Date:                     January 19, 2018
Time:                     7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  
Location:              The Golden Boy Dining Room
                              Manitoba Legislative Building
                              450 Broadway Ave, Winnipeg

This breakfast is for women who are involved in the STEM / trades fields. We want to honour your accomplishments and learn about your successes and challenges. Please be prepared to share!

Please RSVP to or 204-792-7521 by January 17, 2018. Due to limited space, this event will be filled in order of RSVP. Please advise of any food sensitivities.

See the full news release here