Clare Beckton is a former senior executive in the Canadian government including roles as Assistant Deputy attorney General Aboriginal affairs and Agency head-Status of Women Canada. She is currently Founding Executive Director of the Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership and author of Own It, Your Success, Your Life, Your Future. The Centre promotes and leads research to advance women’s leadership through working with a variety of partners, develops and delivers advancement of women leaders training and creates partnerships and awareness.
She has extensive experience in a broad range of areas including leading large organizations, Strategic planning, governance, leadership to change systems, risk management, gender, diversity , inclusion, Aboriginal policy issues, and advancement of women’s leadership. She has strong interpersonal and communication skills.
She leads workshops on Owning Your Success for women, creating a diverse workplace, leads a one week development program to advance women’s leadership and is a regular speaker at many events.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (7)
Aboriginal Policy Issues
Inclusion and Diversity
Harvard University: Master's, Public Administration
University of Saskatchewan: LLB, Law
University of Saskatchewan: Bachelor's Degree, BA
Media Appearances (5)
Women in the workforce
CBC The National
In their first meeting since the president's inauguration, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S President Donald Trump launched a joint initiative to support women in the workforce...
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's request for more staff sparks debate over role of PM's spouse
The question of what role the prime minister's wife should play — and on whose dime — has become an intense debate on Parliament Hill, on Facebook and Twitter feeds, and in media outlets in Canada and around the world.
What you may not have known about female entrepreneurs
The Globe and Mail print
Our national tour of Canada reminded us of John Candy’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but we also added a Helijet from Victoria to Vancouver. Travelling across the country, our mission was to speak to as many female entrepreneurs as possible about entrepreneurship and risk-taking.
'Risk-averse' stereotype holding female-owned SMEs back, new study says
Ottawa Business Journal print
Many female-owned businesses in Canada fail to reach their potential because lending institutions wrongly believe women aren’t as willing to take risks as men and consequently will be less likely to succeed, a landmark new study says.
Women entrepreneurs don't take risks? Says who?
The number of women-owned businesses has been steadily increasing at a faster rate than male-owned businesses. Their contributions to the Canadian economy are significant. Yet they continue to be hampered by assumptions and stereotypes suggesting they are risk-averse. Women entrepreneurs are not a homogeneous group, as the literature seems to imply.
Canadians Have A Lot To Celebrate And Be Grateful For This YearHuffington Post
A new year is always a time to reflect and think about the future. This is a special new year. As Canadians, we are fortunate to celebrate our 150 anniversary. In so many ways we are a young country built by immigrants and the existing indigenous populations.
It's Not "Locker Room Talk," It's Sexual HarassmentHuffington Post
Speaking as if his lewd comments, which also suggest sexual assault is okay because he is a star, are okay because it is locker room talk? His apology at the second presidential debate was undermined by his justification of his comments as locker room talk, along with other comments that he has made throughout his campaign.
We Need Multi-Generational Leadership Across All SectorsHuffington Post
Times are changing. As we look around the world we see turmoil and division. Part of the division comes from the dissatisfaction, frustration, anger and fear of those who feel left out or left behind.