In 1992, founding director Lorraine Dyke, established the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW) as a vehicle for delivering a new management development program for women at work.
Sprott Accounting Professor Merridee Bujaki has been CREWW’s director since 2013. CREWW’s initial management development course has evolved over the years and endures as the centre’s flagship Management Certificate for Women (MCW) program. CREWW’s focus now includes research as well. The centre has conducted a number of major research projects with findings that are accessible to the public. These studies have looked at career issues faced by women in the federal public service, career issues in the high-tech sector, work values, and retention over the life cycle and other significant subjects. CREWW also does outreach work through events like the Women in Management Speaker Series, an annual spring and fall workshop on topics including sexual harassment, female entrepreneurship and pay equity.
CREWW’s 2017 merger with Carleton’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership (CWPPL) has allowed the centres to share resources and more effectively advance female leadership. Clare Beckton, executive director of the CWPPL, which promotes the equitable representation of women in democratic institutions at all levels of government and in all positions of leadership within the public, private and non-profit sectors. Beckton established the CWPPL in 2010.
One of the CWPPL’s main offerings is its week-long Advancing Women in Leadership Program (AWLP). The program helps women at the mid-point in their careers to acquire new insights, organizational knowledge, and skills. Like CREWW, the CWPPL also conducts research, working with partners to release reports such as “A Force to Reckon With: Women, Entrepreneurship and Risk” and “Women’s Leadership Matters: The Impact Of Women’s Leadership in the Canadian Federal Public Service.”
CREWW’s mission remains “to facilitate and disseminate research on women and work to both academics and the broader community.” The chart below highlights CREWW’s core activities and stakeholders. Read more about CREWW in Dan Rubinstein’s full article “Celebrating Women at Work”.