Marilyn Verghis is an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) professional and passionate feminist activist. She graduated from McGill University's Institute for Studies in International Development with First Class Honours in International Development, Women's Studies and Economics. Marilyn's academic, professional and personal passions converge on the equitable inclusion of intersectional women of colour, both in Canada and around the world, in governance and civic engagement at every level. Marilyn is the founder of vision Brampton, a new non-partisan not-for-profit advocacy organization run entirely by young people in Canada's largest majority-racialized city, Brampton (Greater Toronto Area). Vision Brampton is committed to a Brampton for all through equity advocacy, civic engagement and building Brampton pride.
As a member of the Board of Directors, Marilyn's goal will be to work collaboratively with other members to ensure Equal Voice works towards an anti-oppressive understanding of its mandate, affirming equity in the advancement of women as a key priority for the organization. She looks forward to strategizing ways to bring new and diverse membership in to the Equal Voice family, particularly through engagement in student and youth groups across the country.