Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

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

United Nations room

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 […]


Engaging Athletes in Preventing Gender-Based Violence

Two hockey players wait for the puck drop.

This past fall I had the honour and privilege to be a part of ground-breaking new training at the .  Through the Athletics Department, I conducted 30 workshops with hundreds of varsity athletes, intramural teams, and Athletics and Kinesiology department staff.  The training was comprehensive – with the aim of preventing sexual violence. The University […]


Rethinking Leadership: Inclusive Leadership Qualities That Work

Two women leaders talk in an office, behind a laptop.

In 2019, it’s finally time that we rethink leadership. To build a better society, we need innovative and inclusive leaders that are brave enough to break away from the traditional styles of leading we are all too accustomed to. With that in mind, here’s the first of a three-part series on women in leadership. In […]


On International Women’s Day, Let’s Remove These Six Barriers to Women’s Leadership

Paulette Senior speaks at a podium.

“Hey Mom, what’s the glass ceiling?” “Is it true there’s a motherhood penalty?” “What about the leaky pipeline — what’s that?” Imagine a future where girls don’t hear these terms because they don’t exist. That vision is inspiring us as we mark . This year’s theme, , calls attention to progress we’ve made toward a […]


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