I am passionate about having more women in public life in Canada. I’m excited to join the Board of Equal Voice to share my knowledge of public policy, my rich experience in governance, and my longstanding commitment to feminism and inclusion.
I serve as the Chief Digital Officer of the Government of British Columbia. I have over 10 years of experience in the public sector, including roles delivering transformative programs at the local, national and global levels. Today I work at the intersection of technology and service delivery; my profession makes me acutely sensitive to the importance of equity and inclusion. I have been involved in grassroots feminist initiatives for many years, including through Open Heroines, a global network advocating for inclusive approaches to opening governments, and through technical efforts to improve inclusion in public engagement and data standards.
I can offer the Board expertise in governance and finance. As a former federal economist, I’m well placed to contribute to the Board’s financial acuity. I previously served on the Board of Action Canada; I chaired a Board committee on program design and was a key member of the team that transitioned the organization into a well-resourced, high impact national fellowship program.
In 2018, Apolitical listed me as one of the World’s Top 20 Most Influential Young People in Government and in 2019, I was ranked among the 100 most influential people in the world in digital government. You can find more about me on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @jaimieboyd.