I hope that each of you had a wonderful holiday season filled with family and friends and are now refreshed and ready to tackle the new year ahead.
One of BPW Saskatoon’s goals during my term as President was to “Raise the profile of BPW Saskatoon (within Saskatoon and beyond) so we are recognized as the “Go to organization” for the voice of and resources for working women… and I believe we are accomplishing that.
These past couple of months have been incredible for women across the world as the #metoo movement spread and we saw it be named Time Person of the Year. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls tribunals were held. The Orange Rally to End Violence against Women and Girls was a huge success!
However with all that light we saw controversy come right to our doorstep with the ‘Boys Lunch Out’ event held here in Saskatoon and just like we wanted…the media called on us.
I won’t reiterate BPW’s position on this event, we made that clear with our statement to media and on Facebook. Instead I would like to share what the experience was like to be in that spotlight as your leader.
My wish for all our members is that they find the same empowerment, the same sense of pride and accomplishment and finally the same strength in BPW Saskatoon that it has given me.
BPW Saskatoon President