Last year's theme was #BreaktheBias, and we highlighted the women working at the City in a range of careers that are under-represented by women, such as Engineering, Fire and Rescue Services, Information Technology, and Trades and Operations.
We continually aim to support and improve our work toward gender parity.
The Women’s Equity Strategy, approved by Council in 2018, is a 10-year initiative aimed at addressing barriers faced by cis and trans women.
#BreaktheBias: Women working at the City
Meet the inspiring women working at the City to #BreaktheBias by promoting diversity and inclusion.
Superintendent, Manager Street Operations
Deputy City Manager
Cathy Palmer (she/her)
Branch Manager, Parking Operations and Enforcement
Civil Engineer, Transportation Planning
Firefighter, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Program Manager, Elections, City Clerk’s and Council, Technology Services
Sushmitha Karunakaran (she/her)
Civil Engineer, Waterworks Design Branch, Engineering Services
Electrician, Real Estate and Facilities Management
Business Consultant, IT, Digital Strategy and 3-1-1
Beyond March 8
While International Women’s Day is a global occasion to celebrate women and people of marginalized genders, the work to achieve gender equity goes on throughout the year.
Colonial and patriarchal structures continue to oppress racialized peoples and people of marginalized genders. These systems impact people’s ability to access safety, employment, justice, health care, housing, education, and reproductive rights.
We are committed to promoting equity and justice, and continue to work to address these systemic and structural oppressions that perpetuate inequities.
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