I am the cofounder of FundHer.ca, have been named one of the University of Ottawa’s Extraordinary Women and in 2009 I won the CBC program: Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister. I grew up in Calgary, went to school in Ottawa while working on Parliament Hill, and settled in Vancouver by way of Scarborough.
These days I’m focused on making my community a more inclusive and prosperous place. Be that through striving for gender parity as Director of Partnerships & Engagement at Minerva and as Chair of the BC Women’s Liberal Commission, my volunteer commitments to student debate and civic education as an Advisor to Speech and Debate Canada, my passion for practical ways to harness the diversity dividend and create opportunity and prosperity for all, or my belief that in politics, work and life we need to aim higher, listen more, and pull up more seats to the table.
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* Power & Politics With Evan Solomon – September 5th, 2011: “Launch of FundHer.ca”
* Goldhawk Live – September 27th, 2009: “Our Democracy is broken – how do we fix it?
* CBC’s Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister: 2009
- Finding the Salt in the Water: The Impacts of Implicit Bias and Solving for it at Summer Caucus Retreat, Liberal Party of Canada, 2017
- Managing Diversity of the Win at Liberal Party of Canada in BC Campaign Colleges in Coquitlam and Nanaimo, April & June 2017
- What Now?: Reflections from the Other Side of Falling Apart” at Young Women in Business, August 2017
- Gender Based Analysis + and Implicit Bias for the Canada School of Public Service, November 2016
- Civic Leadership & Citizenship at the 2011 & 2012 National 4H Citizenship Conferences
- Inter-generational leadership at 2010 Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada Symposium
- Keynote at Equal Voice’s 2009 general meeting
Quips & Quotes:
“Wear comfortable shoes, always carry an extra pair of pantyhose, embrace the camaraderie of other women in your field, and have someone who loves you unconditionally on speed dial. Also, women look at the world differently – always remember that this is an asset to you.”
“No plan survives first contact with reality.”