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Cheryl Fort - Women In Politics Leader

Posted on May 6, 2020

Cheryl Fort is a Servant Leader. She would not require anyone on her team to do anything she wouldn’t do herself. Her most important role is building up others and cheering on their achievements.Mayor of the Township of Hornepayne, Cheryl Fort…

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Women In Politics Leader - Judith Monteith-Farrell

Posted on April 3, 2020

Judith Monteith-Farrell, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, defines Leadership as “bringing out the best in people and situations. Leadership is the ability to connect. As a feminist, I believe that often leadership should be shared.”She made the choice…

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Giannina Veltri, Women in Politics Leader

Posted on March 27, 2020

“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ~Vivian Greene Giannina Veltri models the act of stepping up to her students. She both trusts in and encourages their growth. She has been working in the…

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Susan Williams, Owner of Rewire

Posted on March 27, 2020

       When life seems full of fear and chaos, the only thing we can do is focus on what we can control. Sue knows first hand how hard challenges can be to over come. After having spent 15 years in the corporate retail world as a trainer and manager,…

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A Leader Out of the Spotlight

Posted on June 1, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO board and Women in Politics member   "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." - Jack…

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Multiple Aspects of Being a Leader

Posted on May 30, 2018

By Katherine Keeping, PARO Board & Women in Politics member   “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” ~Sam Walton Deanna…

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Leadership is Being Present

Posted on May 25, 2018

By Katherine Keeping PARO Board & Women in Politics member Kelly Fettes’ definition of leadership is different now than when she first began on her journey. She speaks of leadership now as “learning to listen more, to engage with those around…

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Leading Through Compassion

Posted on May 11, 2018

  By Katherine Keeping, Women in Politics & PARO Board member   When asked about leadership, Katherine Poulin defined it in this way: “Leadership involves compassion and a capacity to see where mentoring has to come in. It is a gentle…

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What to Expect After You Are Elected

Posted on April 27, 2018

by Katherine Keeping, PARO Board & Women in Politics member     When asked her definition of leadership Wendy Wright said, “Somebody that’s willing to put themselves out there and not worry about what everyone else is doing. To do what you…

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A Part-Time Position That is Full-Time on Your Mind

Posted on March 13, 2018

Councillor Linda Rydholm- Neebing Ward, Thunder Bay City Councillor Linda Rydholm defines leadership as“the ability to make change”– sometimes individually, but more often collectively with a group.   As the eldest of six children, leadership and…

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