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. Merridee Bujaki and Dr. Luciara Nardon bring the centre expertise in various areas of diversity and work. Dr. Bujaki, Professor of Accounting at the Sprott School of Business, has an established expertise in gender issues in management and women in the accounting profession. Dr. Nardon, Associate Professor of International Business at the Sprott School of Business, has an established expertise in immigrant integration in the workforce.
Together they are focusing on strengthening CREWW’s academic and community networks, and increasing the centre’s research presence and relevance to multiple stakeholders.
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 is Executive in Residence at CREWW and Founder of the former CWPPL.
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.
Clare Beckton leads 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.