Company: Own Your Own Success and Executive in Residence CRIW Carleton,  

Clare Beckton

Own Your Own Success and Executive in Residence CRIW Carleton , Founder , Clare Beckton

Clare Beckton BA LLB(Sask) MPA(Harvard) award winning advocate for the advancement of women, inspirational speaker, coach, consultant and the author of Own-it Your Success, Your Future, Your Life and author or co-author of a number of studies on women in mining, politics and entrepreneurship. She is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and Littauer fellowship by Harvard (for leadership and contribution to Public Service), a regular conference speaker, and media commentator.

Clare Beckton is currently Founding Executive Director of the Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, and author of Own It. The Centre that she created promotes and leads research to advance women’s leadership through working with a variety of partners, to develop and deliver advancement of women leaders training, and to create partnerships and awareness. It has produced a number of leading edge research reports including a benchmark study of women’s leadership in Canada, Creating Gender Inclusive Leadership in Mining and guidelines for women running for office.

Within the mining sector, Clare leads transformation diversity and inclusivity action programs to drive improved business performance. Through an integrative approach that addresses research, strategy, executive alignment, workplace culture, talent pipeline development, and professional training, Clare accelerates and optimizes diversity and inclusivity outcomes. 

Clare was selected by the Women’s Executive Network for Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in both 2008 and again in 2012. She is also the recipient of a Canada 125 Medal. She has been recognized by Women of Influence as a Canadian diversity champion. In 2015 she was honoured with a leadership award for advocacy by Canadian Women in Communications and Technology.

She is a blog contributor to the Huffington Post writing on issues that impact women and Canadian society.