Author: Jessica Howard
Jessica Howard is Senior Writer at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Having worked as a journalist, blogger, content strategist and university instructor, she believes that storytelling is key to social change. As a mother of two sons, she is also highly knowledgeable about Lego, Star Wars and Superheroes.
Back in 1985, when MuchMusic asked a young music promoter named Denise Donlon to jump on board as a host and producer, she grappled with serious self-doubt. “The last thing I’d ever imagined was seeing myself on television,” she wrote in her memoir, Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances). “TV personalities were perfectly groomed, self-possessed, […]
When Robyn Doolittle first embarked on theinto how sexual assault cases are handled by police in Canada, The Globe and Mail journalist never imagined the scope of change it would set in motion. The Foundation talked to her about the ongoing impact of Unfounded, the #MeToo Movement in Canada, and the focus of her upcoming book.
Saara Chaudry is young but she’s not afraid to speak up. The 13-year-old has done so professionally in various television and theatre roles over the past few years. Now, as a leading voice actor in the film The Breadwinner, this Canadian performer is proud to be raising awareness about the impact of gender stereotypes and […]
“Every social change movement goes through ups and downs … we may be in one of those step-back moments, but we’re not going all the way back.”
Although she’s concerned, Tina Tchen’s unique vantage point helps her put things in perspective: Tina served as Assistant to President Obama, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls. She also led the first-ever United State of Women Summit.
You can join us for a rare opportunity to hear Tina’s outlook on leadership, public policy, and empowering women and girls, at the Canadian Women’s Foundation Breakfast events in Toronto and Calgary this October.
Keep reading to find out how she’s continuing to rally for equality, and why she sees a silver lining in the storm clouds.