Women have led Canadian communities through the ups and downs of the pandemic, from public health to policy to the social impact world’s response. While the social impact world itself is primarily made up of women, its leadership has traditionally been predominantly male and white. But things are changing.
Meanwhile, many other women have suffered disproportionately through the pandemic’s reverberating social and economic effects — making women’s leadership in the social sector all the more relevant.
The world of Canadian social impact certainly has work to do on women’s leadership — particularly on making space for the leadership of women of colour — these eight women are forging a path forward in the meantime.
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