JCI Kelowna has elected its first female president.
Danielle Hofer is the first female chapter president in the organization's 84 years.
JCI Kelowna is a group of young individuals who aim to improve the community and are affiliated with Junior Chamber International.
Hofer will assume the position on Jan. 1.
Since joining the group in 2016, Hofer had assumed the roles of director of training and vice-president.
"She has been an integral part of the organization, and I look forward to what she’s bringing to the role in 2020," said outgoing president Trevor McTavish.
Hofer believes being elected as the first female president plays an important role for gender equality.
"I am honoured to be elected the first female president of this chapter, and I couldn't be more honoured to be building on the amazing work the women and men have done to get us to this point."
In 2016, JCI Kelowna changed its rules to include women.
JCI Kelowna dates back to 1935, focusing on giving young people the opportunity to grow professionally and personally.
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