North Grenville Celebrates International Women’s Day

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submitted by Jill Sturdy

Jill Sturdy

The Municipality of North Grenville celebrates International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, a day to recognize gender equality and improve the lives of all women and girls (trans and cis) through cultural, legal, economic, and social change.

“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognize, celebrate and support the diverse and dynamic women in our community who give generously to make our community stronger every day,” emphasized Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“Council honours the many women who enrich North Grenville through their roles as volunteers, professionals, community and business leaders, life partners, mothers and grandmothers, to name just a few,” highlighted Deputy Mayor John Barclay.

North Grenville recognizes the many women who work in many different capacities in the Municipality, from the frontline staff who serve the public every day, to the staff who work behind the scenes supporting municipal services, to women in senior leadership roles.

“Our female staff contribute to every aspect of Municipal operations and help to strengthen North Grenville as a whole,” added Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan.

“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the many women business leaders who make our local economy more vibrant,” said Councillor Debbie Wilson.

“We are fortunate to have many professionals across the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) fields who call North Grenville home. The impact that these women continue to make each day is important and a key part to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in our community and workplaces,” added Councillor Kristin Strackerjan.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. When we embrace equity, we embrace diversity, and we embrace inclusion. With equal rights, women and girls are given the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion is defined as the ability to embrace and celebrate difference among our population in ways that provide equity of opportunity and that contribute to inclusive and safe community spaces.

The Municipality of North Grenville is dedicated to strengthening its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and is embarking on a process of engaging with diverse communities of North Grenville to gather their input and feedback to develop an equity, diversity and inclusion strategy. For more information on this project visit: www.northgrenville.ca/equity.

International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action to accelerate women’s equality.

For more information visit: www.internationalwomensday.com

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