I am a previous Brescia alumnae who wants other women to have the same experiences I had, well into Brescia’s second century.
Women’s education has many advantages but in particular, it allows women to find their voices without having to deal with the more numerous and louder voices of men.
It’s important to ensure women have the opportunity to find their voices and feel empowered to strengthen their leadership styles so that we can increase the number of women in successful leadership roles.
I have practiced law for over 26 years. Despite working in quite a progressive sector (most of my clients are credit unions across Ontario), there were many occasions when I was the only woman in the room – and often I was the only spot of bright colour against the many men wearing grey, black and navy suits. The workplace has changed a lot over these last 26 years, but there’s still more work to do.
If I’m talking about Brescia, I usually start by asking the person if he or she has heard about the University. The answer is often “no” because Brescia seems to be the best-kept secret, but we have to change this.