Stephanie Smith

Bc General Employees' Union

In 2014, Stephanie Smith became the first woman elected president of the BC General Employees’ Union, which represents more than 85,000 members across a wide range of sectors. Smith is currently a member of the B.C. government’s Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee and the Canadian Labour Congress executive council.

HOMETOWN: Pierrefonds, Montreal, Quebec.
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE: Carole James. She, and so many other amazing women, showed what women’s leadership should be – strong and powerful, compassionate and caring. Truly effective.
PET PEEVE: When people answer, “Yes … but.” I want to look for solutions; let’s find them together.