In 1951 Charlotte Whitton was elected mayor of Ottawa, one of the most important cities in Canada, a country dear to many Italians who emigrated there, welcomed by a generous community. To understand the extent of Charlotte's enterprise, we think that in Italy women had received the right to vote just five years earlier. Few people know about her today. But many, without having a clear origin, post some of his most brilliant words on their profiles. We report here an example, fully endorsing them: “Women must do everything twice as good as men, to be judged half as good. Fortunately, it's not difficult. "