Women and Leadership Cafe (Surrey)

Tuesday, February 19, 2021 - 7:00pm


Join Women Transforming Cities, Justice Education Society of BC and SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies for an evening of discussion on recognizing and supporting women’s leadership.

Women lead in many different ways and through many different avenues, within family, community, province, and nation. Many of those ways are often not recognized as they do not fall within the conventional notions of leadership, and some of the avenues are less accessible than others.

How does the intersection of gender, race, age, sexuality, culture and other factors create conditions that either promote or hinder women’s ability to lead?  How can we recognize women leaders, support them, and open up the avenues that have been historically restricted for women?

Join us at the Women and Leadership Café to discuss the unique qualities of women’s leadership, and ways to move forward to ensure women’s full participation in civic, political and community life. We will explore the barriers as well as the successes by drawing on women’s experiences and stories. 



7 – 9 pm

SFU Surrey, Room 5080

13450 102 Avenue


  • Ellen Woodsworth, Co-chair of Women Transforming Cities
  • Barinder Rasode, City of Surrey Councillor
  • Sue Hammell, MLA Surrey-Green Timbers
  • Erralyn Thomas, Female Youth Representative at the BC Association of First Nations

With a special greeting from Mayor Dianne Watts.

Roundtable discussions will be held in English and Punjabi.

Limited seating, registration required. Register through EventBrite: http://WomenAndLeadershipCafe.eventbrite.com

This event is FREE. Light refreshments will be provided. Childcare subsidies are available upon request.

All are welcome!


Tuesday, February 19, 2021 - 7:00pm