On Saturday, March 7th, 2015, Equal Voice uOttawa proudly presented our main event of the year: The 2015 She Will Run Conference!
Like our ‘She Will Run’ series, the [sold out!] conference included speakers, networking opportunities, and activities that helped provide the foundation to the skills, tools and support systems needed for young women to participate in Canadian politics.
This year, we had the pleasure to announce that we were joined by the following group of distinguished women:
Our Distinguished Speakers
The Hon. Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Dr. Kellie Leitch
Lorraine Rekmans, Green Party candidate for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, and the shadow cabinet critic for Indigenous Affairs
Lynne Steele, President of the Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission (OWLC)
Our Esteemed VIP Guests
Marianne Wilkinson, City of Ottawa Councillor for Kanata North
Karen McKrimmon, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Forces and federal Liberal candidate in her for Kanata-Carleton
Amanda Simard, Councillor at Russell Township and Policy Advisor at Parliament of Canada
Penny Thompson, ran for City Counselorship for the Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward in 2014
Elanor Brodie, EDA President of the Ottawa-Vanier Conservative Association
Catherine Fortin-Lefaivre, ran for council in Rideau-Vanier Ward
We would like to thank all of our speakers, guests, colleagues, and friends for coming out to such an inspirational and motivational event!
You can find the 2015 She Will Run Closing Speech here, as was requested.
—-Danika Leminski, Official journalist/blogger of Equal Voice uOttawa Chapter