By Cecilia Nasmith/Today’s Northumberland
The Town of Cobourg is pleased to announce that the first cohort of participants have been selected for the inaugural Women In Governance: Leadership and Mentoring Program.
This initiative was developed as part of the town’s commitment to improving equity, diversion and inclusion.
The 12-week program is designed for women and gender-non-conforming individuals to learn more about what it’s like to work in the public sector. Each participant will be matched with a mentor who identifies as a female or gender-non-conforming and is an elected official.
“We are very much looking forward to hosting a program that will showcase the many different aspects of working on both the administrative and elected side of government,” said Jamie Kramer, Accessibility Coordinator for the Town of Cobourg.
“This program will also host a fantastic speaker series with individuals who will provide their own unique perspectives to participants.”
The first three of these sessions has been announced to showcase, in the coming weeks, the unique perspectives and experiences of those working in government – as elected officials and as members of non-governmental organizations that work together with politicians to create public policies.
The series kicks off this week.
June 10, 1 p.m.
This is a joint session with Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini and Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues Jill Dunlop. Each will speak for 10 minutes, then open the floor to questions. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/3w8Nwu1
June 23, 5 p.m.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, will speak about her experiences in government. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/2TKrvTT
July 14, 2 p.m.
Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister of Public Service Accessibility, will discuss her experiences on the administrative side of government as well as being a person with a disability working in government. Register in advance https://bit.ly/3uUUEsn
As the Women in Governance: Leadership and Mentoring Program continues, watch out for more speakers to be announced.