Yesterday, on International Women’s Day, we celebrated all the women leaders, role models, family members, friends and colleagues who drive positive change in the world and whose social, economic, cultural and political achievements continue to break barriers and inspire the next generation to push boundaries. This year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, challenges us to imagine a gender-equal world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination where there is equal pay and equal opportunities for women to thrive and develop their careers in all domains. It is a call to action where, together, we can forge women’s equality in a world where difference is valued and celebrated.  I was joined by Councillor Theresa Kavanagh, Council Liaison for Women and Gender Equity, for my annual International Women’s Day Breakfast. The event featured a keynote address by The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, who was also presented with the Key to the City in recognition of her distinguished career as a journalist, 27th Governor General of Canada, UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti and third Secretary General of La Francophonie. I invite you to watch the recording of the keynote address.