It may be the 21st Century, but many of the barriers that kept women from entering politics over the last 100 years still exist, said 20-year-old university student Supriya Trivedi.
For instance, juggling a career with motherhood remains a significant obstacle for prospective female politicans, Trivedi said.
“I definitely felt that we were past that,” she said.
Trivedi is one of 15 young women ages 14 to 22 from across Ottawa who took part in an eight-month workshop, offered by Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson through the Head Start program, which looks to identify and counter the roadblocks that keep women from becoming engaged in politics.