Welcome to Futura20
The Futura20 seeks to gather 60 Anglophone and Francophone women leaders and influencers from law, medicine, the arts, business, science and technology and civil society for two bilingual, immersive, experiential workshops to:
- Explore the challenges and opportunities facing Canada in the 21st century,
- Leverage their networks and influence to design creative approaches and solutions, and
- Arrive at concrete initiatives for the next decade to ensure women’s voices and expectations are heard and implemented.
2020, a year of challenge and reflection, launches a new decade and, with it, the opportunity for fresh and courageous conversations as we look to the future. Our experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest public health crisis in a century, heightened our need to reflect and consider new approaches on how our country addresses key issues including but not limited to: equality of women; reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples; economic inequality; bilingualism, biculturalism and multiculturalism; regionalism; and a sustainable environment. Though great progress has been made since we became Persons in 1928 and we recognize and honour the tremendous work of our trailblazers, women continue to be underrepresented at the executive level of all societal segments, including the political, and their voices little or unheard.