In the November 19 edition of the Hill Times, Carlene Variyan praised Famous 5 and its efforts to support women’s opportunities in public life. Carlene received this year’s Norton Rose award, given by Famous 5 Ottawa each year to a professional women of distinction.
As Carlene writes, “This award offers the recipient mentorship and development opportunities that she might not otherwise have at this stage of her career, such as public speaking, boardroom negotiations,
and media exposure.”
The principle underlying the program is simple: women should be at the front of the room speaking, not at the back of the room organizing.
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