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Calgary’s 37th Mayor is a Female and 1st-Generation Canadian: What that means for New Canadians

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Calgary continues to break records, likewise Canadian immigrants. When Mayor Naheed Nenshi was elected in 2010, it became apparent that he is the first Muslim mayor of a large North American city and of course, the first Muslim mayor to be elected in Canada.

And Calgary is the better for it. Embracing diversity and navigating uncharted waters is a great thing.

On Monday, Mayoral Candidate, Jyoti Gondek was elected as Mayor of Calgary. She is equally the first female mayor of Alberta’s prime city and growing tech hub. Beyond exciting! How to achieve things like these is what we are discussing at https://thriveconference.ca on Saturday October 23rd.

What may not be immediately apparent with our new Mayor in Calgary is that she is a first-generation Canadian. She was born in London, England to Punjabi parents who moved to Manitoba in the 1970s.

Here is the point; As an immigrant and a first-generation Canadian, we have no excuse. That’s what Jyoti’s feat at the polls tells us. Granted, we have cultural and systemic barriers to overcome but the onus lies on us. If it is to be, it is up to us.

If we could overcome all the barriers of immigration to Canada, what else can stop us?

Find out HOW to achieve your goals in spite of all challenges on Saturday, October 23rd at Thrive Conference. Tickets are available here: https://thriveconference.ca

Congratulations once again to Mayoral Candidate Jyoti Gondek on her election as Calgary’s 37th mayor.

See you all on Saturday!

Written by Dapo Bankole.
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