Sue Tomney, CEO, YW Calgary
Through her role at YW Calgary, Sue Tomney supports and advocates for gender equity, healthy relationships, and a safe community where women thrive. In 2019, she opened the doors to YW Calgary Hub facility, the organization’s first new home since 1970. With a purpose-built and trauma-informed design, the Hub provides transitional housing, counselling, language instruction, employment resources, childcare and parenting supports. A co-ed public fitness centre and community kitchen generate revenue to support the core work. Under Sue’s leadership, Calgary has become a leader in the YW national movement — challenging conventions, disrupting the status quo, and testing new models of social innovation. Whether it’s creating an organizational culture (and launching a new brand) that is feminist-based and intersectional or provoking a national conversation around changing board bylaws to enable gender-diversity on YW Calgary’s board, Sue leads with conviction and courage.