Friday, January 26, 2007

Stelmach cares about women, see?

Iris Evans is now responsible for women's issues in this province.

She has battled her way through the male-dominated political realm and has been praised for doing so by both genders. Her mandate? To help Alberta women achieve their goal of full participation in the social, cultural and economic life of the province. Objectives include the betterment of women's lives by addressing gender discrimination, family violence and bullying. She has also been encouraging mroe women to enter the field of politics, stating that it is a "noble profession".

Apparently there was a conference this week called "Be on the Ballot: Women Impacting Local Government" which consisted of sessions that covered the spectrum of considerations for women interested in running for office. Guest speakers hailed from every level of government, including Iris Evans, Anne McLellan, and mayor of Wood Buffalo, Melissa Blake.

Oh how I wish I had known about this sooner, it would have been hugely interesting.

Actually, I really wish that I had found out about that conference earlier, it would have been amazing to attend. Strong women who believe in strong policies? Check. Check. Mentors, yes. Inspirational, uh huh.

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