Marcie Hawranik is the recipient of the 2018 Alberta Premier’s Award of Excellence for her work to advance gender equality in Alberta. In 2019 she was recognized as a SHE Innovator by UN Women.

Some key projects that Marcie has worked on include:

  • Creating the Alberta Status of Women ministry;
  • Creating and evaluating inclusive public consultations;
  • Designing effective government policies and processes (including parental leave, harassment, recruitment of women in underrepresented fields);
  • Designing, creating and managing a provincial government grant program;
  • Speaking and defending gender equality to a United Nations panel, gender experts from the World Bank and the Canadian House of Commons;
  • Delivering conflict resolution and inclusion tools trainings (including GBA+);
  • Conducting comprehensive Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Assessments for government, non-profits, international NGOs, and the energy sector;
  • Designing, implementing and managing women in leadership resource groups, mentorship programs and various leadership workshops to government, companies and community organizations;
  • Co-Founding Madame Premier, a feminist political apparel company that aims to spark dialogue and amplify awareness on the lack of women in politics (

She is very active in the community and is a member of various non-profit boards.


GBA+ is a powerful intersectional equity tool that can be applied to any kind of work. GBA+ is an equity tool that helps you to identify who benefits and who may be unintentionally excluded or harmed in your work. We conduct customized GBA+ training and full-scale GBA+ assessments. This tool is a requirement of government but is applicable to all sectors and organizations.



Workshops are offered in person or live online. We design and customize the workshops to directly meet the needs of our clients, incorporate interactive impactful experiential elements and are developed in accordance with adult learning best practices.