We are Women’s offers the WCH community a chance to get to know each other and share our stories. For International Women’s Day (IWD), we asked some of our staff what their vision for a gender equal future is and how they’re helping to build that future.
Name: Patricia Rabel-Jeudy
Title & Department: Project Manager, Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancer
1. How does your work contribute to creating a positive patient experience?
I’ve had the honor of working and planning different events such as Best Health for Black Women that provide women with information that they need to take better care of their health.
2. What excites you most about working at WCH?
It’s exciting to work with professionals and experts that are passionate about their work.
3. What is your vision for a gender equal future?
It would great to live in a world where all genders were treated equally. Gender equality really does concern everyone and it can only happen if we all work together.
4. How are you helping to build that future, both at work and in your life?
By allowing myself to learn everyday.
5. Who or what are you celebrating for International Women’s Day?
For me, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate all the women in my life. It’s also a day to be grateful for women that fought and are fighting to improve women’s conditions.
6. Tell us one to three things that your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you!
I’m a board member of the Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region’s (CJA Durham). Our work is to offer an alternatives to the traditional legal system such as mediation and restorative justice. We work and offer culturally appropriate services to youth in the Youth Criminal Justice System by offering different programs that support them and their family. We also develop partnerships with different organizations that help prevent youth from entering the justice system.