Kathleen Yang - Candidate (British Columbia Director)

As a young womxn of colour, it is critical that we are included at every level of decision making. After nearly 20 years of political presence and advancements from Equal Voice, I want to ensure EV remains relevant and continues to meet the needs of womxn, particularly Black, Indigenous, womxn of colour, gender expanding/diverse peoples 2SLGBTQQIPA folks and people with disabilities.

I have a breadth of experiences rooted in organizing advocacy and political campaigns. I participated in my first campaign school in 2014 through the Canadian Women’s Voter Congress, ran in my first election later that year and was elected Vice President External Relations for the Simon Fraser Student Society in 2015. In 2017, my work was recognized when I was one of seven selected from three hundred applicants across the country to receive a scholarship to attend the 2017 Progress Summit in Ottawa.

I graduated with distinction from Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a major in Political Science focusing on public policy. At SFU, I served on several committees such as the SFU Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Advisory committee where I supported the development of SFU’s first sexual violence and misconduct policy. I’ve been working in the non-profit sector for the last five years with experience in fundraising, policy development, strategic planning, communications and member engagement.  I will bring these skills to the board table and support BC members working for the election of womxn in government.

For more information on who I am and what I’m committed to please go to [bit.ly/EVBC2020].

 

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