August 7, 2018 by Speakers' Spotlight
Rona Ambrose’s New Organization Aims to Inspire More Women to Enter Politics
The Honorable Rona Ambrose, along with Laureen Harper, is championing a new organization called She Leads which aims to mentor women interested in entering the political ring, with a main goal of inspiring more conservative women to run for office. Rona will act as Chair of the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to helping women succeed in politics, government, and leadership.
Rona is the former leader of Canada’s Official opposition in the House of Commons as well as the Conservative Party of Canada. After her tenure as leader, the Conservative Party now has the highest membership in its history and is viewed as competitive, more modern, and inclusive.
She Leads will be a hands-on organization that will focus on mentoring, fundraising, media training, public speaking, and navigating social media. Ultimately, Rona is hoping this organization will inspire more female candidates to run for the Alberta provincial election in early 2019.
In an article for the Globe and Mail announcing the creation of this organization, Rona said
“…Women often face a number of barriers not felt by male candidates, whether it be a lack of child care, a fundraising network or outside encouragement to run – or simply a lack of confidence.”
‘There’s a huge void,’ she said. ‘I also wanted to really acknowledge the fact that we have not done enough to support women to run for politics in the conservative movement.’”
She Leads will be run by Tories and is expected to attract conservative women, but women of all political leanings will be welcomed.
Rona is a passionate advocate for women in Canada and around the world and led the global movement to create the “International Day of the Girl” at the United Nations. She speaks on leadership, the rights of girls and women, as well as government relations and policy.
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