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Renee Wasylyk named to Premier’s Women’s Economic Council

Renee Wasylyk named to Premier’s Women’s Economic Council
Renee Wasylyk

Renee Wasylyk was named to the Premier's Women's Economic Council.

Premier Christy Clark announced the creation of the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council to offer advice on how to expand women’s business opportunities in key sectors. Representation from the Okanagan includes Renee Wasylyk, CEO of Troika Developments.

“I want women to have every opportunity to thrive as entrepreneurs and business leaders in B.C.,” said Premier Clark. “That’s why I’ve asked some extraordinary women to bring fresh ideas on ways to grow and develop economic opportunities that will benefit the whole province.”

The Women’s Economic Council will offer advice to the Premier, the minister of jobs, tourism and skills training and minister responsible for labour, and the minister of state for tourism and small business on issues, strategies, policy changes and potential actions to tap into economic opportunities for women that will help strengthen B.C.’s economy.

“From mining to forestry to digital media, the women on this council all bring a unique perspective on a wide variety of key sectors in our economy,” said Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond. “By finding ways to break down barriers and create new opportunities for women in business, we’ll ultimately create more jobs and a stronger economy for everyone.”

“Women in British Columbia have a strong entrepreneurial spirit,” said Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto. “As we work towards the goal of making B.C. the most small business friendly jurisdiction in Canada, this Council will certainly play an important role in finding ways to ensure women are a part of the thriving small business sector in our province.”

The initial intake of council members will consist of two and three year appointments and will meet quarterly with the minister of jobs, tourism and skills training and the minister of state for tourism and small business, with the Premier attending at least one of the meetings annually.

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