Women Leading Change

Women Leading Change presented three panel discussions where women in underrepresented sectors shared their successes, discussed how the obstacles they confronted shaped their approach to leadership, and highlighted the impacts of the pandemic on women in the workforce.

Business Innovators

On January 11, 2023 leading entrepreneurs Mandy Farmer (CEO, Accent Inns Inc.), Katie Gamble (Founder, Nature Bee), Sage Lacerte (Founder & CEO, Sage Initiative) and Tessa McLoughlin (Founder & Director, KWENCH) shared their experiences and strategies for supporting, inspiring, and empowering women as innovators and business leaders.

Break the Bias 

On March 9, 2022, in celebration of International Women’s Day, Women Leading Change - Break the Bias highlighted powerful voices leading change across industries in which women remain underrepresented. 

Christina Clarke, Allison Greaves, Sophie Lui and Ruth Mojeed Ramirez shared their experiences and discussed how we can support, inspire and empower people, and create more equitable access to opportunities in the workplace.

Women Leading Change - Break the Bias

Women Leading Change in STEM

The first event took place on October 13, 2021 and focused on women leading change in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Four phenomenal leaders (Mina Hoorfar, Sue Paish, Denise Williams, and Julie Angus) came together to discuss their experience in making change and how we can support others along their journey.

Women Leading Change in STEM panel discussion

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Women Leading Change is brought to you by the University of Victoria and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a key area of focus for both the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. Her Honour has been working to elevate voices and amplify the contributions of women and gender diverse people as a focus to her work as Lieutenant Governor.  

At UVic we are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.    

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact engagewithus@uvic.ca

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