International Women’s Day shines light on female workplace

Tuesday is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Cyndi Bester, the CEO of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, says 50 per cent of the working force in Alberta is female but there is still work to be done to help out women in the workplace.

“If we look dollar-to-dollar, it wouldn’t be 50-50. That’s where we need to pull up our socks a little bit more and break that bias and get more female leaders speaking. Showcasing that we’re here, we’re going to stay, and that we create impact in our economy.”

The Alberta government says they are in the process of negotiating a plan that will see licensed daycare fees drop by an average of 50 per cent to Alberta families. Which they say will help women continue to fully participate in their jobs and careers.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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