Thursday, October 22, 2020

Elsie fact 21: The Toronto Business and Professional Women's Club

In order to advance her feminist development Elsie sought the company of other women. Her mother had been a "joiner" of women's clubs and organizations, thus it is not surprising that Elsie would seek out a similar organization. 

During her recovery from polio Elsie had interacted with the Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club where her mother was a member, and in Toronto she found herself at the doors of the Toronto Business and Professional Women's Club. The club was very active, and as a professional woman it would have been in line with her professional development which to date had focused on all-male engineering organizations. 

The decision to join was meant to be and the Toronto club became a spring board for Elsie that would lead to many other feminist activities including those within the larger Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (now Business and Professional Women)..

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