Politigal hosts Eastern Ontario Women Leadership Conference
Cornwall, ON – Eastern Ontario Women Leadership Conference, a program created by the volunteer led organization Politigal, will help aspiring female politicians learn the skills they need to run a successful campaign.
The conference has assembled a panel of elected officials, professional leaders and campaign trainers to share with registrants in the $75 one-day workshop on Saturday, May 3rd at Ramada Cornwall. Among the presenters will be Jennifer Mowbray, a past program trainer with the Canadian Federation of Municipalities who will cover the topics of campaign training, effective campaign cards, candidate signs, communication, and more. Speaker Nancy Peckford, Executive Director from Equal Voice, a multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women in Canada, will express upon the importance of having more women in politics.
The conference will feature a councilors’ panel with the following current politicians: Bernadette Clement, Joyce Gravelle, Katherine Hobbs, Elaine Macdonald, Marianne Wilkinson and Carma Williams who will share stories from the campaign trail about what they found most challenging, rewarding and easiest in their pursuit of a political career.
A long time champion for more women in public life, Isabel Metcalfe, also a Queen’s Golden Jubilee recipient for her work with Famous 5 Ottawa will be speaking at the conference as well, with the hopes of encouraging women that they should run.
Created in 2012, Politigal, is a volunteer led organization in Cornwall that works at increasing women’s participation in municipal politics. Politigal launched with the intent of providing aspiring female politicians across the eastern Ontario region with training and resources required to run for office. This conference will deliver networking and learning opportunities to assist women in overcoming the barriers. You don’t have to be interested in running for public elected office to attend, just have an interest in helping others get elected. To register or for more information visit Politigal’s website: www.politigal.ca