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Support for more women in business a goal of federal government

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 3:03 pm PDT

FILE - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media while touring the Lion Electric bus factory, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in St-Jerome, Que..THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Summary

It's about more than just ensuring such a large part of the population is represented in the sector: Trudeau

Men in the system are focused on how to achieve success, prime minister says

Whereas female entrepreneurs Trudeau has met are focused on solving problems

TORONTO (NEWS 1130) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says getting more women into the business world is about more than just ensuring such a large part of the population is represented in the sector.

Giving businesses more support to encourage women to join the world of business is one of his government’s goals, the prime minister said while taking part in the 2020 SheEO Global Summit on Monday in Toronto to mark International Women’s Day.

“Because men in the system we’ve had are focused on success – how to you get that return, how do you get that success?” said Trudeau.

“Whereas every single woman entrepreneur I’ve ever met has been focused on, ‘How do we solve a problem,'” he added.

“How do we bring forward solutions that make the world a better place?”

International Women’s Day 2020 was Sunday.

The SheEO Global Summit is a two-day event in support of women in business.