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. 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.

DEI Assessments

A baseline assessment determines your current state of DEI and provides a thorough analysis of your diversity, intersectionality, gaps, risks, challenges and opportunities. Assessments provide you with actionable recommendations to make impactful positive change.

DEI Strategy & Implementation

Using a combination of your organization’s DEI data and industry best practices, we will build a tailored and integrated DEI strategy. We also offer implementation support to ensure you move the dial.