Sharon Shepherd believes women can make a difference
Sharon Shepherd was involved in local politics for 15 years, both as a Kelowna City Councilor, then as Mayor for two terms from 2005 to 2011.
She believes there are many ways women can get involved and make a difference in the world.
"Getting involved in volunteer work and making a difference - one little volunteer initiative at a time makes a huge difference in the world," Shepherd says. "Also women standing behind women that are working towards making changes in regulations in the world, running for politics, running their own businesses - getting that support is so essential."
On this International Women's Day - Shepherd encourages women of all ages to set goals and try and make them happen.
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