March 8 is International Womens Day. This year's theme is '#Press for Progress,' a call to narrow the gender gap in everything from pay equity to access to education. Heather ColbergHeather Colberg. Photo submitted.
 
"A lot of young women say to me, Heather, I can't afford to get to university, but I say just keep educating yourself, keep reading, do online courses," noted Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg. "Not everybody has to get to university to advance in life."
 
"I have been truly blessed to work with some amazing women in my past as well as women I'm working with today, and a lot of them have learned the hard way, but they just keep going forward," she outlined. "I'm lucky I've got a wonderful role model as a mother that had a lot of issues, health issues, in life and keeps going forward."
 
Colberg herself worked in the company business, Hiway 9 Trucking, and operated her own business before deciding to enter politics. She was also instrumental in starting up programs like the annual Salvation Army Red Bag Food Drive for the food bank.
 
She is joined on Drumheller Town Council by two women councillors, something she would like to see more of.
 
"It is inspiring to see that and it's very empowering to watch women of today just take that step forward and not be afraid," Colberg told 99.5 Drum FM. "I just want every woman in the valley to be proud of who you are and be proud of the accomplishments you've made."

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