equal voice Newfoundland & Labrador event

uplifting women!

June 2, 2021 1:00-2:30pm EST




COVID-19 response and recovery designing 'New Normal'

Two panels showcasing Newfoundland and Labrador's COVID response highlighting the impact of women and gender diverse individuals in leadership in academia, grassroots NGOs and youth experiences, illustrating an intersectional lens towards designing a 'New Normal' post-COVID.

Global guests from the UK and New Zealand will add international insights.



Judy May Foote

Her Honour The Honourable, P.C., O.N.L.,
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Dr. Betsy McGregor

Feminist Forum Founder

Harvard Medical School Research Fellow

Author, 'Women on the Ballot"

Pam Parsons

Minister Responsible for Women and

Gender Equality

Newfoundland and Labrador

panel #1

Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Gender Diverse Individuals

Join grassroots activists, policy analysts, youth leaders and leading NGO path makers to discuss the differential impact of COVID-19 on women and gender diverse individuals, building Canada forward with a feminist lens.

Dr. Nicola Ngawati

Director, New Zealand  Kaiwhakahaere Matua Ministry of Women

Kate Cadigan

Youth Leader. Gr. 12 Student at Gonzaga Highschool St. John's

panel #2

Impact of Women and Gender Diverse Leadership on COVID-19

Explore the difference! Women in leadership are changing COVID-19 outcomes by their courage, unique styles and decisive actions. Meet compelling provincial and global trailblazers busy designing different response and recovery visions.

Dr. Supriya Garikipati

Associate Professor Liverpool University Management School

Dr. Sobia Shaikh

Co-Chair, Anti-Racism Coalition & MUN Prof. School of Social Work

Sandra McKellar

Executive Director of NL Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre

Chunyan Zhu

International Student Advisor at Memorial University

Mystery guest to be announced next week!

Dr. Deatra Walsh

Dir. of Advocacy and Communications at Municipalities NL

Ophelia Ravencroft

Feminist Researcher & Local LGBTQ2S+/Sex Worker Advocate

Ledon Wellon

 Founder of

"Faces of Fertility" 


Kathy Hawkins

President of DisAbled Women’s Network Canada

Jude Benoit

Co-Founder, Indigenous

Activist Collective & 2SLGBTQIA+ Neighboring Pod

Taylor Barry

Youth Team Forum

Chat Moderator

Gloria Jones

Youth Team Forum

Chat Moderator

Courtney Clarke

Equal Voice NL Leadership Committee


Debbie Wiseman

Equal Voice NL Leadership Committee

Karla Hayward

Co-Chair Equal Voice NL

Gillian Pearson

Co-Chair Equal Voice NL

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