Feb 5, 2019
Kasey Machin was a passionate
mom volunteering in her community, and felt a calling to venture
into a new territory to use her voice to help make huge decisions
for her community. Kasey comes into the Inner Circle to share why
volunteerism is key when opening the door for following a path of
politics, her experience as Community Liaison and Policy Advisor to
Ward 1 City Councillor, and what led her to co-found ParityYEG -
the bold, grassroots organization that aims to change culture by
empowering women to take leadership roles in public
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
Kasey’s interest in politics comes from, and why it’s so important
to be politically involved.
Kasey means when she says that women can be quite political, even
though there is a greater need for women to hold higher positions
of leadership and responsibility.
events that fueled Kasey to become a strong advocate for women in
impressive volunteer journey which led to a mentorship by
Councillor Andrew Knack.
it’s like to be on the inside of political campaigns, and how
getting involved may be even easier than you may think.
volunteering gave her the self confidence to find her own voice and
use it to amplify others that aren’t at the decision making
a campaign manager does in their role, and what Kasey learned in
her experience as one.
60% rule, and why we should follow it as a measurement to know when
it’s time to launch and move ahead.
stats that women need to be asked three times to be involved before
they get involved, and why Kasey has no trouble advocating for that
- Kasey’s innovative and non intimidating
strategy to get people involved in politics and find leadership
skills that lend to campaign and volunteer work.
- Why a
healthy debate makes us better as a city, society and
biggest feedback items from women on why they don’t run, and
solutions for almost all of them.
- Advice for women looking to take even the first
step to getting involved in politics.
should consider how our voices can affect the future for our
children and grandchildren.”
- “Volunteering gives me passion. Some of my most
important work that I’ve done was through
- “As a
campaign manager you lose sleep and spend time away from home, but
it was the most fun experience and I met lifelong
- “Women need to see other women in power, but
even more, men need to see more women in power.”
were going to be bold and cheeky, and think outside the
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