Slaney offers encouraging words
Guest speaker at Celebrating Women’s Leadership in Politics event
MARYSTOWN, NL – Lisa Slaney sees great value in women becoming involved in municipal politics.
Slaney, a councillor with the Town of Marystown, recently had the opportunity to participate in a discussion panel during the Celebrating Women’s Leadership in Politics event at the NL Housing and Homeless Network in St. John’s
Funded through the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Community Foundations of Canada’s Community Fund for Canada’s 150, it was one in a series of four events offered by the YWCA St. John’s in relation to their “Celebrating the Legacy of Women’s Leadership project.”
Slaney said she was honoured to be joined by Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford and St. John’s Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff who were also invited speakers for the event.
“I guess the work that I have been doing through my role on council has been recognized and I guess my upcoming (run) for the mayor’s position,” said Slaney. “It was quite an honour to be asked not only to represent this area from a rural perspective, but also to be recognized with these women who have made such great strides in the political arena in our province.”
Slaney hopes those in attendance were able to take away a better understanding of the political process, as well as an understanding of what they can do to bring change to that system.
Lisa Slaney of Marystown recently joined former St. John’s Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff and Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford for a panel discussion on Celebrating Women’s Leadership in Politics. Pictured (from left) are Equal Voice NL co-chair Lori Lee Oates, panel moderator Slaney, Duff and Oldford.