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

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Sherry Antone

Assembly of First Nations Senior Director of Rights and Justice Branch

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Khara Jabola-Carolus

  Executive Director, Hawaiʻi State Commission on the Status of Women

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Kehkashan Basu

Founder & President of Green Hope Foundation

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Miranda Ferrier

President & CEO Canadian Support Workers Association & Ontario PSW Association

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Madeleine Redfern

COO of CanArctic Inuit Networks, Former Mayor Iqaluit

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Dr. Nicola Ngawati

Director, New Zealand  Kaiwhakahaere Matua Ministry of Women

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Bonnie Brayton

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

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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

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Dr. Betsy McGregor


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Rosemary Ganley

Co-Host Minister's


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Sneha Wadhwani

Co-Host Minister's Round-table

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Ruth Chen

Project IT Manager & Panel Design

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.

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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. 
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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.

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Kluane Adamek

Assembly of First Nations Yukon Regional Chief

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Paulette Senior

President & CEO Canadian Women's Foundation


Supriya Garikipati

Associate Professor Liverpool University

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Jean Augustine

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

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Sheila Block

Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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Pamela Jeffery

Founder of The Prosperity Project

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Rana Bokhari

Aboriginal & Employment Lawyer

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Ayat Ibrahim

Equal Voice Daughters of the Vote

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Angela Stultz

Author, Civil Society Specialist

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Amen Ben Ahmouda

Equal Voice Daughters of the Vote

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Morgane Oger

Founder of Morgane Oger Foundation

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Sarah Hines

Prime Minister's Youth Council

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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


This project has been funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.