As Canada's first and only female Prime Minister, Kim Campbell's life has been a life of firsts. From the age of 16, when she became the first female student body president of her high school, until 30 years later, as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada at the age of 46, Ms. Campbell has spent much of her life breaking barriers for women. Holding audiences since the age of ten, Ms. Campbell speaks widely on issues related to leadership, international politics, democratization, climate change, gender, and Canadian/American relations all over the world. In recent years, she has addressed audiences in Kiev, Cordoba, Toronto, Prague, Brussels, Vancouver, London, Beijing, and Washington, DC among others.
Breaking New Ground
Another big step for the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC). June 24, 2015 marked the ground breaking for the new Peter Lougheed Hall, which will open in 2017 to become the home of the program. The first class of students will begin their studies in September, 2015.Photo courtesy of U of A
Recruiting Inaugural Class
Exciting times for us at the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC)! We are recruiting for the inaugural class of students that will begin their leadership studies in the fall of 2015.
Creating Gender Equity in Parliament
CBC Radio's Jim Brown interviewed Kim Campbell on her idea to create gender equality in parliament by making two-person ridings [one male and one female]. Note: this would also entail redrawing boundaries so as NOT to double the number of MPs.
Recently, Ms. Campbell visited Ottawa. Here is an interview where she discusses her idea for gender parity in Parliament.
Ms. Campbell was recently on CTV's Alberta Primetime to discuss the Peter Lougheed Initiative, comprised of a partnership that includes an institute of leadership at the Banff Centre, and the new college at the University of Alberta, of which she is the founding chair.
Ms. Campbell speaks about the initiative and its compments, which all bear the name of and are inspired by one of Canada's great leaders, Peter Lougheed.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FORUM - MONGOLIA
Photo: Associated Press
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Former Prime Minister Campbell participated in the International Women's Leadership Forum convened in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by the Mongolian Community of Democracies Presidency and the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim of the forum was to develop a common understanding of women's leadership in democratic societies and share best practices with Mongolian women leaders.
The two key themes of the forum were 1) Women, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development and 2) Expanding Women's Political and Civic Participation.
CLICK HERE to see a transcript of Secretary Clinton's remarks to the forum on July 9, 2012.
Ms. Campbell was happy to see Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj during the forum. Interesting note: the President actually took a class from Frmr PM Campbell when she was teaching at Harvard Kennedy School.