current event: UN (CSW65) Canadian Side Event

March 16, 2021 1:00-2:30pm EST

The Impact of Women Leaders on COVID-19

Two panels highlighting the impact of women in leadership on COVID-19 outcomes will explore

feminist economic recovery plan models and provide diverse perspectives of missing voices and

willing partners needed to design a strong, sustainable and just post-COVID-19 vision.

Canadian Minister, Maryam Monsef will be moderating two round-table discussions.

Supriya Garikipati

Associate Professor Liverpool University Management School

Sherry Antone

Assembly of First Nations Senior Director of Rights and Justice Branch

Khara Jabola-Carolus

  Executive Director, Hawaiʻi State Commission on the Status of Women

Kehkashan Basu

Founder & President of Green Hope Foundation

Miranda Ferrier

President & CEO Canadian Support Workers Association & Ontario PSW Association

Madeleine Redfern

COO of CanArctic Inuit Networks, Former Mayor Iqaluit

Dr. Nicola Ngawati

Director, New Zealand  Kaiwhakahaere Matua Ministry of Women

Bonnie Brayton

National Director of DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada

Carmina Ravanera

Research Associate at Institute for Gender and the Economy at U of T

Dr. Deborah Stienstra

Director of the Live Work Well Research Centre, University of Guelph

Pamela Jeffery

Founder of The Prosperity Project & Women's Executive Network

Dr. Betsy McGregor


Rosemary Ganley

Co-Host Minister's


Sneha Wadhwani

Co-Host Minister's Round-table

Ruth Chen

Project IT Manager & Panel Design

Past events: Two forums - 16 Trailblazers

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To impact Canada’s priorities at CSW65, Generation Equality Forum 2021 and the UN SDG2030 Agenda by discussing the feminist movement in the COVID-19 era.

Feminist Forum Host | Dr. Betsy McGregor (she/her)
Beijing 1995 delegation leader.
Harvard Medical School Research Fellow 'Pandemics and Public Policy', Author 'Women on the Ballot'. Canadian Delegate CSW64/65. 
Feminist Forum Co-Host | Rosemary Ganley (she/her)
Beijing 1995 delegate.
Rosemary Ganley is a lifelong feminist and writer with a special interest in the influence of religions on the status of women.

fORUM #1

tUES. jAN. 26

11:00-12:30pm EST

fORUM #2

tUES. FEB. 2

11:00-12:30pm EST

Impact of COVID-19 on Women and the Economy

Join grassroots activists, policy analysts, youth leaders, First Nation voices and leading NGO path makers to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on women and building Canada forward with a

feminist lens.

Impact of Women Leaders on COVID-19 and the Feminist Movement

When COVID-19 broke, 19 nations were led by women. What happened when women led? Meet the study co-author in discussion with 3 women from Beijing 1995 conference, women in politics and

youth trailblazers.

Kluane Adamek

Assembly of First Nations Yukon Regional Chief

Paulette Senior

President & CEO Canadian Women's Foundation

Supriya Garikipati

Associate Professor Liverpool University

Jean Augustine

P.C., C.M., O.Ont, C.B.E.

Sheila Block

Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Pamela Jeffery

Founder of The Prosperity Project

Rana Bokhari

Aboriginal & Employment Lawyer

Ayat Ibrahim

Equal Voice Daughters of the Vote

Angela Stultz

Author, Civil Society Specialist

Amen Ben Ahmouda

Equal Voice Daughters of the Vote

Morgane Oger

Founder of Morgane Oger Foundation

Sarah Hines

Prime Minister's Youth Council


Nancy Mitchell

Sneha Wadhwani

Nahanni Fontaine

Kehkashan Basu

Prime Minister's Youth Council

Special Guest: Founder of Green Hope Foundation 

"Women on the Ballot" Youth Team Leader

Special Guest: NDP MLA for St. John's

forward from the beijing 1995 platform for action to the UN-sdg2030

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Feminist Movement - Where to now?

No movement has been as important to social progress as the global thirst for women's equality, demonstrated in scattered ways over 2500 years of patriarchal rule. It has come to a head in the 20th century, with increased knowledge and awareness, organization, activism, legislation and education. The worldwide pandemic of COVID-19  has revealed huge deficits in women's status, in Canada and around the world. These forums will examine both the gains, and the challenging unfinished business in achieving true gender equality.

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