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Author: Kate Hawkins

Kate Hawkins

Kate Hawkins is the Public Relations and Online Engagement Coordinator at the Canadian Women's Foundation.

Canadian Delegates Discuss their #FeministVision at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women

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The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is the principal intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. This year, when the Commission met for its annual two-week session in New York, grantees of the Canadian Women’s Foundation were there to represent their communities and bring their […]

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Q&A: Musician Kinley Dowling Takes The Microphone Against Sexual Violence

Kinley Dowling poses in a fur stole in front of a backdrop of roses.

When vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kinley Dowling (KINLEY) released her debut solo album in 2016, Letters Never Sent, she knew it would rock the boat. The Islander and longtime member of Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! wrote openly about her experience of sexual assault on the track Microphone. Now that song, and the accompanying music video, is going to be used in classrooms to teach students about sexual violence and consent.

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Women in Cannabis: Exploring New Opportunities with Katie Pringle

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Katie Pringle knew early on that cannabis culture was changing, and she wanted in. Now she’s the co-founder of several businesses. We spoke to her about the challenges she’s faced, and the opportunities she’s still exploring in this new industry. Tell me a little about what you do. Why did you start working in cannabis? […]

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Breaking Stigmas with Brandi Leifso

Brandi Leifso in her office.

When Brandi Leifso founded Evio Beauty, she was living in a women’s safe house in Vancouver. Now she’s running a successful beauty brand with the goal of breaking stigmas to create a more conscious future. We spoke to her about entrepreneurship, the challenges she faces, and what’s on the horizon for . What was it […]

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