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Christy Clark

Mom. Westside-Kelowna MLA. Former Premier of British Columbia.

Christy Clark is the MLA for Westside-Kelowna, and was the first woman elected as premier of British Columbia, serving two terms.

She previously served as the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey (2011-2013), Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain (1996-2001) and Port Moody-Westwood (2001-2005). She has served as deputy premier, education minister, children and family development minister, and vice-chair of Treasury Board.

She took a break from government in 2005 to spend more time with her family. She worked in the media during her time from government, including as a columnist and commentator and host of the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW.

Clark brought the anti-bullying “Pink Shirt Campaign” to B.C. to raise awareness of issues related to bullying in our schools, workplace and communities.

She has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year in B.C. by the Consumer Choice Awards.

She attended Simon Fraser University, the Sorbonne in France, and the University of Edinburgh, studying political science and religious studies. She was born and raised in Burnaby, B.C.

Equality Starts With Giving Women The Confidence To Compete – And Christy Clark

Equality Starts With Giving Women The Confidence To Compete – And Win

I'm often asked what we can do to reach true equality - a world where women and men were equally represented in everything from government to business. If I had to pick one single thing we could address, I'd say confidence. Simply put - men have it. Too often, women don't. On this International Women's Day it's important to celebrate and recognize successful women. Young women, girls need to see others succeeding in fields that traditionally have been dominated by men. It's important for young women to see other women in politics and government.
03/08/2017 08:46 EST