Job Title:Senior Policy Advisor
Employer:Office of Women's Issues, Ontario Public Service
Grad Year:2011
Major(s):English, Political Science
Expertise:Public Policy
Industry:Public Policy

What makes you a good mentor?

I have personally benefitted from a series of fantastic mentors in my career, as well as having been a mentor in both academic and professional environments, and hope to share these experiences with other members of the Carleton community. I believe that mentorship is a two-way street, a reciprocal relationship built through conversation, intellectual curiosity, generosity and fairness on all sides, and I am eager to share what I've learned with others, and in turn to be challenged and inspired by the knowledge and experience of my mentees.

About Molly Egerdie

I am a gender and equity specialist with over a decade of experience in public policy. Since graduating with my B.A in Political Science and History from Carleton in 2011 I have gone on to support transgender and gender-independent research and SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression)-related advocacy with civil society organizations in South Africa (2013-2014), supported community-based program delivery with regional and municipal governments across Ontario, and most recently have been a strategic advisor with the Ontario Public Service specializing on citizenship and immigration, gender-based violence and women’s economic empowerment initiatives. I currently work with the Ontario Office of Women’s Issues where I support stakeholder engagement and lead strategic policy on a diverse range of gender-specific portfolios. I aim to bring people together through compassionate, innovative and creative partnerships to build more ethical, sustainable, and just policy futures.