We recognize and celebrate brave female leaders. The women featured in our Brave Women Leaders blog demonstrate resiliency, bravery, and the ability to radiate their light brightly. They have gifts, experience, and strengths to share with the world and they do so bravely.
Kimberly Dixon was born and raised in Vancouver and moved east to attend McGill University and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Now an education leader and district executive in Toronto, she began her career with the Toronto Catholic District School Board as a research assistant while in university. She currently serves as Superintendent of Education for 23 downtown Toronto elementary and secondary schools and is the recipient of the Toronto Principal of Excellence Award 2018 by OAPCE.
Kimberly is also a mother of two and a person I have admired for decades. Her drive, focus, perseverance, and bravery in pursuit of her purpose and deeper possibilities has been a constant source of inspiration to me.
What does bravery mean to you?
Bravery means being true to myself, being true to who I want to be, and doing both what I want, and what I am needed to do.
What is one of the bravest things you have ever done?
What benefits have come from leaning into bravery?
The personal benefit of leaning into bravery has been the gift of finding joy in my career. Role modeling this outcome to my children: that when we choose to be true to ourselves, we find joy, is personally gratifying.