I was honoured to join in the celebrations with friends and former colleagues at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission's 50th Anniversary. The NSHRC will always hold a special place in my heart and be credited for assinting in building and strengethening my professional career in strategic management and leadership development here in Nova Scotia, Canada.
As a woman of colour and immigrant it is often difficult to secure a position in management but the NSHRC recognized my talents (Micheal Noonan, Acting CEO and Krista Daley, CEO), by appointing me as Manager, Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion. This position enabled me to engage with staff, deputize for the CEO, report directly to the Minister of Justice , and train business owners and staff about human rights, change management and staff development through out the province. It enabled me to gain significant knowledge about organizational behaviour and design. Thanks to all those who contributed to my continued success.
Here is a great article from the National Post that highlights key points in the speech: http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/nova-scotias-past-wrongs-must-be-foundation-for-better-futurepremier