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QFLIP is the premier Canadian undergraduate conference working towards the intersectional empowerment of women in the political realm. The conference is a three-day event where over 150 students from across Canada participate to engage with our inspiring speakers, skill-building workshops, and meaningful networking opportunities. Our mandate is to motivate female leadership in politics through the empowerment of young women with the necessary skills, tools, and connections to succeed.

A LETTER FROM THE QFLIP CO-CHAIRS

 

To whom it may concern –

 

Our names are Meredith Wilson-Smith and Frannie Sobcov, and we are the current co-chairs of the Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP) conference at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. QFLIP’s mandate is to inspire and empower young women, providing them with the skills and tools necessary to pursue a career in politics. Since its foundation in 2015, QFLIP has grown to become one of the most influential conferences within the Canadian student community, addressing the current underrepresentation and disenfranchisement of women in politics.

Throughout the conference’s existence, QFLIP has sought to provide a non-partisan, inclusive space for likeminded individuals to engage with speakers, workshops, and events, aiding them on their path to professional and political success. We take an intersectional view of politics, believing in the importance of including all genders, races, ages, abilities, classes, and orientations in our community, and acknowledge that people of minority identities face even further marginalization in the political realm. Diversity in thought, background, and experience is an unparalleled asset – we all lose out when women’s voices aren’t heard.

Women are not victims but rather the embodiment of resilience; we must be empowered to break new ground and achieve new heights despite institutional barriers. Politics are not limited to Parliament Hill – policy- and decision-making branch into all aspects of private and public life.

If you’re interested in joining our movement to achieve women’s political parity, please contact our team for more information. Between becoming a member of our executive team, engaging with us during volunteer or community outreach initiatives, volunteering for our cause, or attending QFLIP 2019 as a delegate, there are endless opportunities to become a member of our community. We hope to see you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Frannie Sobcov & Meredith Wilson-Smith QFLIP Co-Chairs