On August 26th, 1920, the United States adopted their 19th Amendment which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Every year since 1973 we celebrate that day.
Women play an important role in society. With this year’s Women’s Equality Day, we’d like to recognize some amazing women from New Brunswick, and Atlantic Canada, who have made an impact on our region, and the world.
Measha Brueggergosman – Born in Fredericton, NB and growing up singing in the church, Measha Brueggergosman is a world-renowned soprano. Performing both as an opera singer, and a concert artist, Brueggergosman has performed all around the world and has won numerous awards.
Lorie Kane – Hailing from Charlottetown, PEI, Lorie is a four time winner on the LPGA tour, a member of the order of Canada, and one of three women to have multiple wins on the LPGA circuit in one season. Lorie is playing in her 29th CP Women’s Open, a new record to add to her list.
Rita MacNeil – The late Rita MacNeil, an east coast music stalwart, had many hits in her years on the charts both in Canada and throughout the world. She was also the only female singer ever to have three separate albums chart in the same year in Australia, and in 1990 she was the bestselling country artist in Canada, outselling even Garth Brooks and Clint Black.
Equality in the workplace is extremely important to us – more than half of our team is comprised of women, and they happen to be among our top performers. They exemplify the level of service, compassion and expertise that Coast strives to demonstrate to our clients every day. We believe that performance is the ultimate gauge of the value our employees bring to our organization. We also feel that it’s no coincidence that the performance of our female staff is absolutely top-notch.