MNL Women’s Caucus

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador created a Women’s Caucus to focus on how we can encourage more women to take on leadership roles within the municipal sector and how to provide support once they are there. Our goal is to improve our programs while developing stronger supports for women in municipal leadership and administrative roles.

Women’s Leadership Summit Presentations

The 2nd Women’s Leadership Summit took place at the 2021 MNL Conference and Trade Show in Corner Brook on Nov. 3. With a theme of Connect Communicate Succeed, the Summit provided an opportunity for women in the municipal sector to share their experiences through discussion and presentations. The presentations are presented here as a resource and inspiration.

(above) Municipal and Provincial Affairs Minister Krista Lynn Howell joined the summit virtually.

(above) Federation of Canadian Municipalities President Joanne Vanderheyden’s presentation.

(above) MNL Director of Advocacy and Communications Dr. Deatra Walsh’s presentation.

Resources for Dr. Deatra Walsh’s presentation:

Ahmed, S. (2016). Living a feminist life. Duke University Press. 

 Bishu, S. G., & Heckler, N. (2021). Women and Men Municipal Managers Doing and Undoing Gender. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 31(3), 489-505. 

 Doyle, G. (2020). Untamed. Random House Publishing Group.  

Loreto, N. (2020). Take Back the Fight: Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age. Fernwood Publishing.  

 Lucas, J., Merrill, R., Blidook, K., Breux, S., Conrad, L., Eidelman, G., … & Vallette, S. (2021). Women’s Municipal Electoral Performance: An Introduction to the Canadian Municipal Elections Database. Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique, 54(1), 125-133. 

McGregor, H. Secret Feminist Agenda

Wagner, A. (2020). Tolerating the trolls? Gendered perceptions of online harassment of politicians in Canada. Feminist Media Studies, 1-16. 

(above) Atlantic Storytellers founder Amy Stoodley’s presentation 

Resources mentioned in Amy Stoodley’s presentation:

Book: Reflections on Feminist Communications and Media Scholarship

Video: How Women in Politics are Victims of Online Abuse

Research Paper: Women’s Empowerment in Digital Media: A Communication Paradigm

Other cool resources worth checking out are: