Apr 21, 2021
Our guest today is Brenda Halk. Brenda started her career as a teacher, and then transitioned to become an entrepreneur running three businesses with her husband for 20 years. Now she is the Senior Associate for Strategic Projects at Canadian Baptist Ministries, and works in the area of gender based programs and Faith & Work initiatives.
In our podcast, we talk to Brenda about gender equity - what is it, why is it important, and the work she does to promote gender equity in Canada and internationally. After the interview, I’ll ask Paul to share some of his thoughts about gender equity as well.
Here’s some highlights from the podcast:
Brenda’s story of working with her husband to run 3 businesses for 20 years
Her gender-based work at Canadian Baptist Ministries and why she feels called to this
The difference between gender equality and gender equity
The need for women to be empowered in the areas of education, economics, and politics
How she sees God in her work
The gender equity challenges in the workplace
Brenda mentions some articles about how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women, which are listed below:
Women and the Pandemic, Time Magazine
The Impact of COVID-19 on Women, United Nations Chronicle
The Facts: Women and Pandemics, Canadian Women’s Foundation