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Women of colour

Thrive

“On the journey to parity, leave no woman behind.
Let’s work together and transform the workplace.”

Why WOCThrive

Valuing the most marginalized people in the workplace will mean inclusion for all.

Who we are

WOCThrive is a community of women and men experts who know what needs to be done to achieve positive disruption in the workplace.

What we do

We engage all stakeholders to ensure women of colour take their place in leadership and get the recognition they have earned.

About Us

WOCThrive is an organization led by women of colour who understand their unique challenges and know what needs to be done to effectively identify gaps, implement solutions, and create opportunities for diverse female talent to thrive, lead and contribute. We know that creating inclusive environments for WOC has collateral benefits for a more engaged, innovative and high performing workforce overall.

Land acknowledgement

We at Women of Colour Thrive want to work alongside our Indigenous sisters to make positive change for BIWOC women. We are a national organization who recognize and acknowledge that we are operating on unceded lands. We are committed to working with other women’s organizations to address systemic racism and find sustainable solutions to enable Indigenous women to regain their rightful place. We know that opportunities for Indigenous women benefits our society as a whole and Indigenous communities.

How to get involved

Partnerships

If your organization has services or programs that you believe would be helpful to progressing women of colour, we want to hear from you!

Sponsorships

We cannot do this without corporations and foundations contributing to these solutions. We believe that all sectors can play an important role in moving the needle on creating inclusive workplaces and ensuring that women of colour feature in their talent pipeline and in leadership positions. Our sponsorship packages are designed so that you can find the level that is aligned with your capacity and values. Join Us!

We will only achieve inclusive workplaces when everyone has access to opportunities.

Our team

Fabienne Colas

Founder and Chairperson of the board


“We believe that parity without diversity is exclusion, inequity & inequality!”

As a woman of color, Fabienne Colas’s primary mission is to continue to create platforms that amplify Black voices and show a diversity of voices, faces and points of view in our society. Through the Fabienne Colas Foundation (FCF), she supports, awards grants and promotes independent films and Black artists who, otherwise, would be invisible. One of the Foundation’s most impactful accomplishment is the FCF’s Being Black in Canada program – Canada’s largest incubator dedicated to Black Filmmakers presented by Netflix in collaboration with National Bank.

Nicole Piggott

President and Chief Inclusion Officer​


“The uncomfortable fact is that by focussing on gender parity and Black, Indigenous and people of colour without acknowledging and addressing the unique obstacles women of colour confront, has resulted in women of colour being left behind.”

Nicole Piggott has spent her career championing inclusive workplaces. Before taking the helm of Women of Colour Thrive, Nicole held senior leadership positions at Women in Governance, Bombardier Aerospace, RioTinto, Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOCC), and FedEx Canada.

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Talar Adam

Press Relations Specialist ​
Anglophone Media

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Andrea Este

Strategic Programming Specialist​

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Attachée de presse
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Gabrielle Piggott

Intern​

What’s going on

Fabienne Colas, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Women of Colour Thrive (WOCThrive), is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Piggott as President and Chief Inclusion Officer of the organization.

As part of her role, Nicole will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of concrete actions to ensure that women of colour are celebrated, valued and that, as we close the gender gap, no woman of colour will be left behind. Nicole Piggott has spent her...

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