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Q&A: Keynote Speaker Denise Donlon Wants You to Find Your Power

Denise Donlon sits on a window ledge.

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, […]

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Q&A: Ivy Knight on #MeToo in the Food and Beverage Industry

Ivy Knight sits cross-legged.

Photo by Ksenija Hotic Ivy Knight loves the restaurant industry, both in spite of and because of its rowdy reputation. She spent ten years working as a line cook before leaving the kitchen to become a food writer. We spoke to her about her career, kitchen culture, and the industry response to #MeToo. How did […]

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Women’s Sports: Why Promoting Women Athletes Matters

A sports team celebrates a goal.

“If you can see it, you can be it.” In a nutshell, that’s why promoting women’s sports in the media matters. It empowers girls and women of all ages. Even if they’re not planning to exactly emulate, say, swimmer Penny Oleksiak – a four-time Olympic gold medalist – visible role models encourage everyone to go […]

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Q&A: After Unfounded, award-winning journalist Robyn Doolittle delves into #MeToo

Robyn Doolittle, investigative Journalist, is the 2018 winner of the Michele Landsberg Award for exceptional coverage of issues related to gender equality.

When Robyn Doolittle first embarked on the Unfounded investigation into 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.

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