Bernadette Smith, Manitoba's Minister, Named Among BBC's 100 Most Inspiring Women of 2023
In a remarkable recognition, Bernadette Smith, the Minister of Housing, Addictions, and Homelessness in Manitoba, has been included in the BBC's prestigious list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for the year 2023.
This honor is a testament to Bernadette's impactful work and dedication to making positive change in her community.
The BBC's annual list showcases incredible women who have made significant contributions in various fields and have inspired others through their achievements. Among the accomplished individuals on this year's list are former US First Lady Michelle Obama, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and feminist icon Gloria Steinem, to name a few.
The recognition comes at a time when the world is grappling with the effects of climate change and facing numerous environmental challenges. In line with this, the BBC's list also acknowledges women who have been actively involved in addressing climate change and assisting their communities in adapting to its impacts. Notably, the list includes 28 Climate Pioneers, coinciding with the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28.
Upon hearing the news, Wab Kinew, the Premier of Manitoba, expressed his delight and celebrated Bernadette Smith's remarkable achievement. He emphasized that her inclusion in the list is well-deserved and highlighted the immense value she brings to Manitoba, adding that the province is fortunate to have her support.
"Our Minister of Housing, Addictions, and Homelessness, Bernadette Smith, is on the BBC’s list of the 100 most inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2023! This is truly well-deserved. Manitoba is very lucky to have you in their corner."
In her role as Minister, Bernadette Smith has been instrumental in tackling crucial issues such as housing, addictions, and homelessness in Manitoba. Through her tireless efforts, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the lives of individuals and families facing these challenges. Bernadette's inclusion in the BBC's list serves as a testament to her dedication and serves as an inspiration to others.
As the world continues to recognize the remarkable achievements of women, the inclusion of Bernadette Smith in the BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women for 2023 is a powerful reminder of her valuable contributions. Her work in Manitoba exemplifies the positive impact one individual can make, and her recognition on a global platform showcases her dedication and immense potential to inspire change.
Bernadette Smith's achievements send a strong message that women play an integral role in shaping a better future and that their voices and actions are essential in addressing societal challenges. Her well-deserved recognition serves as a reminder to all that individuals, regardless of their gender, have the power to make a difference and inspire others through their endeavors.
With Bernadette Smith's continued advocacy and leadership, there is no doubt that she will inspire countless individuals and continue to make a profound impact on the lives of those she serves. Her remarkable inclusion in the BBC's list is a proud moment for Manitoba, showcasing the remarkable talent and dedication within the province.
Congratulations to Bernadette Smith for this well-deserved recognition, and may her achievements continue to inspire and empower others around the world.