Calling all Liberal Women

March 8, 2011

The National Women’s Liberal Commission meets with Michael Ignatieff. Photo: Richard McGuire.

Yesterday, the National Women’s Liberal Commission (NWLC) came to the Hill with an important message. Participating in the public life of our country matters.  Women must always have a seat at the table when important decisions are being made about our communities, our country, and our party.

As President of the NWLC, I was so proud of what we came together to do yesterday. In meetings with women’s caucus, Michael Ignatieff, and Liberal MPs,  we raised issues of increased support for women candidates and leading the charge in promoting women’s issues in Canada.

The theme for this centennial International Women’s Day is Girls’ Rights Matter. So this year we are focusing on equality and access to opportunity for all girls and women throughout their lives.

As the mother of two very young girls (one four and  the other one-a-half years old) with a full-time job outside the home, I feel like every minute away from them needs to count. Yesterday was worth every second.

As we reflect on the successes and achievements of the women around us, let us also remember that more needs to be done to achieve true equality.  We need your voice.   Join us!


Nicole Foster Woollatt is the president of the National Women’s Liberal Commission.