Board of Directors

Sharmila Setaram - Chair and Director-at-Large

I am currently the Vice-Chair of the National Board of Directors for Equal Voice. I am running for a second term because the 2019-2021 Board will be responsible for developing a new strategic plan and...

Madi Murariu - Vice Chair and Director-at-Large

As a long-time member of Equal Voice and a previous member of the Board of Directors and Toronto Chapter Chair, I am seeking the opportunity to continue to contribute to Equal Voice’s mandate as a...

Nicole Foster - Past-Chair

Equal Voice National Chair Nicole Foster has served on the Board of Directors since 2015 and has been an active volunteer during that time, including chairing the Communications committee as well as the historic Daughters...

Esmahan Razavi - Director (British Columbia)

Esmahan Razavi believes that supporting women in politics is critical to creating a more equitable world. She has devoted much of her time to this cause, championing women across party lines. Esmahan was a steering...

Sonia Kont - Director (Alberta)

Born in eastern Turkey, Sonia is a proud Canadian of Kurdish heritage. As early as 16 years old, Sonia was involved in Canadian general elections and continues to ensure that the right people get in...

Tessa Ritter - Director (Saskatchewan)

I currently serve as the Chief of Staff to the Minister responsible for Advanced Education, Status of Women, and Innovation in Saskatchewan. Prior to this role, I worked in a number of public relations roles...

Kenzie Caldwell - Director (Manitoba)

As a political staffer I had the opportunity to work with Manitoba’s Status of Women Minister to advance policies moving towards equality. As a political staffer most of my co-workers were male and although I...

Yaelle Gang - Director (Ontario)

I am currently the chair of the Toronto Chapter of Equal Voice. In this role, I’ve led many successful projects including election readiness events, a speed networking event, a women in politics book club, a...

Eleni Bakopanos - Director (Quebec)

My name is ELENI BAKOPANOS and I ask for your support for a second mandate to serve on the Board of Directors of Equal Voice. I have served since 2017 on the National Board and...

Lia Renaud - Director (Nova Scotia)

My undergraduate education is in Social Justice and Peace Studies and Sociology. I pursued studies in this area because I wanted to act as a political and social critic and become an agent for progressive social transformation.  My post-graduate studies...

Shubha Sandill - Director-at-large

Shubha Sandill is an academic with a passion for community activism. With a Ph.D in Geography and Masters in Globalization, she has been teaching Gender Justice in the Law and Society program at York University....

Thoren Hudyma - Director-at-large

As the Co-Chair of Equal Voice in British Columbia, I have been actively working to support our critical mandate. Through my candidacy for the Board as a National Member at Large, I will continue to...

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