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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

The Women in Niagara Council is an advisory council made up of volunteers that help with programming and advocacy for women in business in Niagara.


To foster the growth and success of women in business in Niagara.


Empower women in Niagara to be at our economic and social best.


To provide strategic and tactical direction to support the Council’s mission and strategic priorities. Responsibilities include identifying issues relevant to women in business in Niagara and providing strategic guidance to address these challenges and opportunities.


Courageous — Refers to the ability to boldly and fearlessly tackle challenging issues and speak out against injustice, discrimination, or inequality.

Collaborative — Recognizing the strength of aligning, supporting, and working with external groups to achieve our goals and objectives to meet our communities’ needs.

Respectful — Demonstrate respect by actively listening to each other’s perspectives, acknowledging diverse experiences, and creating an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone feels empowered to contribute.

Transparent — To create an accessible community, where women of all backgrounds have equal opportunities to thrive and contribute to the Niagara Region’s success.

Inclusive — Fostering a culture where information is shared openly and decisions are communicated clearly, ensuring fairness and empowerment for every member of our community.

Strategic Plan

Get Involved — WIN Programming

  1. Attend events and network
  2. Join in learning opportunities WIN/WIN and WINpowerment
  3. Join a subcommittee
  4. Nominate women for WIBAs — promoting women in leadership roles

In June 2021, WIN Council hosted a hackathon to focus on solutions and get women back to work, school, and leadership here in Niagara. We started with a look at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce She-Covery strategy which critical findings include recommendations for leadership and accountability, safe and affordable child care, workforce development, flexible work and entrepreneurship.

This brief lays out a path to Ontario’s “she-covery” in Niagara by examining data on the gendered labour market impacts of the pandemic and offering policy solutions to confront both immediate and longer-term challenges. Throughout this, an intersectional lens is essential to ensure no women are left behind.

Read the full Hackathon Report

@GNCC_WIN Women In Niagara

Women in Niagara News

International Women’s Day 2024

Join us for an empowering and inspirational event that honours the achievements of women worldwide. #InspireInclusion #IWD2024. Co-Presented by PenFinancial… more »

Mental health the focus of International Women’s Day event in Niagara

Facebook Twitter Email Print Copy article link Employee mental health and its impact on business will be on the agenda… more »

Brock student research sheds light on local women-owned businesses

After spending much of her fourth year examining the experiences of women who own small businesses in downtown St. Catharines,… more »

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