Anne McEnerny-Ogle didn’t know she would be Vancouver’s first female mayor. Like many in Vancouver, she presumed there had been others before her.McEnerny-Ogle won the primary with 63 percent of the vote, and won the seat easily in November with 75 percent of the vote. That evening, election night, she was overcome with emotion — not because she was the first female mayor, but because she was mayor at all.McEnerny-Ogle joins the few women who make up 19 percent of the nation’s mayors, according to Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics, as well as 10 women who also earned the title of first female mayor in 2017.After the election, she spoke to The Columbian about what it means to be the first female at Vancouver’s helm, the gender divide in politics and the importance of female mentorship.NOTE: Responses have been edited for length and clarity.How does it feel to be the first female mayor of Vancouver?This shouldn’t have been. We’ve had some great women candidates: Rose Besserman, Pat Jollota, Connie Kearney. I think the cards just fell the way they did. I would like to think people voted for me because I’m the most qualified. The question should have been what is it like to be mayor, period. Exciting, honored that you would want me, and the fact that I’m a woman doesn’t play into this much.