What would 23 women vision for the next 150 years of Canada’s future?

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What would 23 women vision for the next 150 years of Canada’s future?

 Today's guest post comes from A Bold Vision, a coalition of women's organizations in PEI who are planning a unique leadership conference at the end of September. Learn more below! 

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One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 23 men met for the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation.  Visions of Canada began before them and continue since.  In honour of the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference five women’s organizations asked…

What would 23 women vision for the next 150 years of Canada’s future?

Starting in 2013, we asked Canadians to nominate women to share their visions for Canada’s future.  Over 200 nominations were received from every province and territory in Canada.  Twenty-three extraordinary women leaders were selected to share their vision for Canada’s future in an anthology and to participate in a women’s leadership conference and public vision session. 

Visionaries include women from all walks of life including:  Canada’s first and only female Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell; former Premier of Nunavut, Eva Aariak; Mayor Hazel McCallion; Members of Parliament Niki Ashton, Dr. Carolyn Bennett and Maria Mourani; as well as Human Rights Activists, Indigenous Leaders, Business Leaders, a Rocket Scientist and many more. 

Now, members of the public have the opportunity to join Canada’s most influential and aspiring women leaders at A Bold Vision: Women’s Leadership Conference at the beautiful Rodd Brudenell River Resort in PEI from September 24-26, 2014.

It is our bold vision that a diversity of women’s voices is included in the ongoing discussions of nation-building that a country as young as Canada must have.  Don’t miss out - register for A Bold Vision: Women’s Leadership Conference and join us as we make history this fall!   

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