The Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW), is an organized research unit housed within the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. The Centre’s mission is “to facilitate and disseminate research on women and work to both academics and the broader community.” During the past 25 years, CREWW programs have provided significant leadership development education for more than 600 women.
In 1992, Founding Director Dr. Lorraine Dyke established the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW) as a vehicle for delivering management development education for women at work.
Dr. Luciara Nardon, director CREWW and Associate Professor of International Business at the Sprott School of Business, leads the centre with her research in multicultural environments and extensive international experience helping to inform her directorship.
Over the next five years, Dr. Nardon will continue to study and support women in areas related to gender diversity and work, to build new international networks, to grow the CREWW digital presence for research dissemination, and establish a new focus on workforce integration for women who have recently immigrated.
To read the Globe and Mail interview of Dr. Nardon’s book Working in a Multicultural World: A Guide to Developing Intercultural Competence (2017), read here.
CREWW has conducted a number of major research projects and make these findings 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 of/compensation for female employees.
The 2017 merger with Carleton’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership (CWPPL) allowed the two centres to more effectively advance female leadership. Clare Beckton, Executive in Residence at CREWW and Founder of the former CWPPL, leads the continuation of the Advancing Women in Leadership Program (AWLP) .
This program helps women at the mid-point in their careers to acquire new insights, organizational knowledge, and skills. Launched in 2014, in partnership with Goldcorp Inc., the AWLP educational focus is on the inner journey of authentic, creative and ethical leadership for women in business, government, and civil society.
Thanks to the 2018 increased support from Goldcorp Inc., the program is more accessible to Indigenous women leaders.
In partnership with The Bank of Montreal and The Beacon Agency, Beckton and co-author Janice McDonald, produced the report ‘Everywhere, Every Day Innovating: Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation‘. This 2018 report outlines the implications for business and the Canadian economy resulting from gender differences in approaches to innovation. Learn more by downloading the report in English or French.
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