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Clare Beckton

Executive Director, Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership

Author, researcher, motivational speaker, consultant, coach and leader

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Women's Leadership - Defining Success

Defining success is vital to achieving your leadership goals. Two leaders discuss what success means for them and how to be successful on their own terms. Featuring: Clare Beckton, executive director of the Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership at Carleton University, and author of "Own It: Your success, your future, your life" (available here: http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/11973400001573167) Janice MacDonald, award-winning entrepreneur in the music industry and apparel/accessories Video by Christine Ackerley

Women's Leadership - Leading from Values

Leading from your own values is key to success. Two leaders discuss what success how their values guide their leadership. Featuring: Clare Beckton, executive director of the Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership at Carleton University, and author of "Own It: Your success, your future, your life" (available here: http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore...) Janice MacDonald, award-winning entrepreneur in the music industry and apparel/accessories Video by Christine Ackerley

Women's Leadership - Reflection

How often do you lift your nose from the grindstone and reflect on your work and leadership? That time looking reflecting on what you've done and where you want to go can be invaluable to your leadership development. The video features: Clare Beckton, executive director of the Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership at Carleton University, and author of “Own It: Your success, your future, your life” (available here) Janice MacDonald, award-winning entrepreneur in the music industry and apparel/accessories Video by Christine Ackerley

Claire Beckton on Encouraging Leadership! Conversations to mobilize today’s women leaders with host

Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/boldradiostation/claire-beckton-on-encouraging-leadership

CBC, May 17, 2016Radio/Podcast

URL: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-17-2016-1.3585458/sophie-gr%C3%A9goire-trudeau-s-request-for-more-staff-sparks-debate-over-role-of-pm-s-spouse-1.3585480

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, June 4, 2016Print

URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/what-you-may-not-have-known-about-female-entrepreneurs/article30270989/

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, May 3, 2016Print

URL: http://www.obj.ca/Local/2016-05-03/article-4517566/Risk-averse-stereotype-holding-female-owned-SMEs-back,-new-study-says/1

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?

Ipolitics, July 14, 2016Online

URL: http://ipolitics.ca/2016/07/14/women-entrepreneurs-dont-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.

Own It - Your Success, Your Future, Your Life
by Clare Beckton
FriesenPress
August 22, 2014
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We Need Multi-Generational Leadership Across All Sectors

Published by Huffington Post

July 4, 2016

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.

URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/clare-beckton/multi-generational-leadership_b_10801550.html

It's Not "Locker Room Talk," It's Sexual Harassment

Published by Huffington Post

October 12, 2016

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.

URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/clare-beckton/donald-trump-sexual-harassment_b_12440080.html

Canadians Have A Lot To Celebrate And Be Grateful For This Year

Published by Huffington Post

January 5, 2017

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.

URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/clare-beckton/celebrating-canada-150_b_13972806.html

Biography

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.

Expertise

  • Women's Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Leadership Development
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Aboriginal Policy Issues

Education/Éducation

  • University of Saskatchewan
    Law
    LLB
  • University of Saskatchewan
    BA
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Harvard University
    Public Administration
    Master's

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