Wise Women Share Their Journey – OWBN May Dinner Meeting
Wise Women, Carolyn Redl and Betty Price, share their journeys of stepping outside the norm for women.
Both women belong to the CFUW – Canadian Federation of University Women. A group of women committed to and actively promoting equality, education and opportunities for girls and women.
Carolyn Redl – Professor, Author, Speaker
She started her first business in a time when all you had to do was put up a poster to find clients (1960). Started getting her university degree in ’58 and got her Phd in 1991. A professor of English and Creative Writing, she taught at several Alberta and BC Universities.
A wonderfully insightful woman, who will share tips that she has learned along the way.
Betty Price – Midwife, Nurse, Hospital Adminstrator
She emigrated to Canada three times. She is a registered nurse and certified midwife. On emigrating to Canada she found midwifery was illegal. She took a job as the Head Nurse on maternity in the hospital in Port Alberni with the express direction to “bring it into this century”. She took a position as Manager of Professional Programs at Mission Hospital. It meant travelling back and fro on the ferry each weekend for 15 years. She became a hospital administrator. Along the way she completed an undergraduate degree in Nursing then a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. When midwifery became legal she implemented the program for Fraser Health Authority.
Come and hear about her inspiring journey and how she overcame the hurdles she encountered.