The new U.S.-Canada council on women in business, unveiled at Justin Trudeau’s first meeting with Donald Trump last month, has been dismissed by some as little more than a symbolic photo op. But that’s a mistake. Symbols matter. The creation of a group of leading businesswomen to champion the cause of female entrepreneurs is a powerful signal. It has sparked renewed energy among those of us who believe that the best way to change workplace culture is to support women in founding their own businesses — after all, there are no glass ceilings in a company you’ve built yourself.
Image: Michelle McBane is an investment director at MaRS IAF, and has set up a fund to invest in women-led startups. - https://medium.com