On May 23rd, I had the pleasure of attending the “Breakfast with the Pioneers” at the Canada International Black Women Event at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto. This event was the biggest celebration of black female pioneers in Canada. I was inspired to hear the stories of women who made it in their respective fields after enduring hardships and finally, success. The event was hosted by Global TV personality Rosey Edeh of The Morning Show and honoured Bernice Carnegie, Dr. Rosemary Sadlier, Ettie Rutherford, Tamara Gordon, Dr. Pamela Appelt, Beverly Salmon with a special tribute to Dr. Jean Augustine.
I was humbled and felt blessed to be in the company of such greatness and can only aspire to become a pioneer in my field like the women who were honoured that day.