The Foundation for Women of Steel

Deirdre Gallagher

A staff representative at the Canadian National Office in the early 1980s, Deirdre developed Changing Faces of Unionism, a course aimed at breaking down workplace barriers and encouraging women to become active members and leaders of their union. The course would evolve into today’s Women of Steel program and help develop USW leaders such as Marlene Gow, Peggy McComb, Mary Simms, Sandy Dennis and Felicia Houtman.

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