Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

Category: Empowering girls

Fictional Heroines to Love in 2019

Woman reads a book

I love a good heroine. And I love a badass heroine even more. An awesome female protagonist is so much of what draws me in, and ultimately makes me fall in love with a book. I read hundreds of new Canadian fiction novels every year for , and the books I choose to feature all […]

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Q&A: Anita Hill Wants You to Believe Change is Possible

Headshot of Anita Hill

Do you remember where you were when Anita Hill took the stand? Many of us can still picture her groundbreaking testimony in the Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings of 1991. Even if that historic moment happened before your time, you got a crash course this year as the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings unfolded in an […]

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Media Literacy Week: Driving Social Change With Social Media

Paulette speaks to a crowd at an event.

It’s  in Canada, and digital literacy is more important than ever. As such, our CEO Paulette Senior wanted to share on how we all can use social media to drive social change. The prevalence of social media is undeniable, and although it can used as a tool to dox, troll, and harass, for good for women […]

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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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