Register Now for Equal Voice’s Leadership Summit!

Equal Voice invites you to its Tenth Anniversary Leadership Summit and Recognitions Reception scheduled for Thursday, March 10th and Friday, March 11th, 2011 at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Leveraging Women’s Leadership for the 21st Century: Changing the Game, the Summit will celebrate Equal Voice’s tenth anniversary and the global centenary of International Women’s Day, and discuss how to tackle one of Canada’s most persistent democratic deficits.


Over one hundred of Equal Voice members and supporters, elected representatives, academics, members of the media and young women from across the country will gather in the Nation’s Capital to explore the challenges and opportunities facing women in politics in Canada today.


DEEP ROOTS, STRONG WINGS LAUNCH: Equal Voice will launch its on-line campaign school customized for First Nations, Métis and Inuit women.
TALES FROM THE BRINK – Running for Office: The Top Ten Things Women Must Know about Running for Nomination/Winning the Campaign
ARE WOMEN FRAMED TO FALTER?: Reflection on the Media
THE CULTURE OF POWER (AND POLITICS): How to get things done
HOW TO HAVE A LIFE (OR SAVE IT): Lessons from the Trenches
DOING IT DIFFERENTLY (and why it matters)

Equal Voice is also hosting a Youth summit on Friday afternoon (March 11th 2011) so that young women can discuss strategies and tools to getting more involved in the political process.


– Hon. Rona Ambrose, PC, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women
– Hon. Michael Chong, PC, Member of Parliament, Wellington –Halton Hills
– The Hon. Sheila Copps, PC, Former Deputy Prime Minister
– Susan Delacourt, Senior Writer, Toronto Star
– Martha Hall Findlay, Member of Parliament, Willowdale
– Deborah Gillis, Senior Vice President, Catalyst
– Shari Graydon, Informed Opinions
– Jen Hunter, Candidate, Green Party of Canada
– Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Former MP, Nunavut
– Lisa MacLeod, Member of Provincial Parliament, Nepean-Carleton
– Alexa McDonough, PC, Former Leader, New Democratic Party
– The Hon. Lisa Raitt, PC, MP Minister of Labour
– Laura Peck, Vice President, McLoughlin Media
– Steve Paikin, Anchor, The Agenda, TVO
– Joanne St. Lewis, Professor, University of Ottawa
– Jane Taber, Senior Political Writer, Globe and Mail & Co-Host. CTV’s Question Period


– Hon. Rona Ambrose, PC, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women
– Trine Skei Grande, Leader, Liberal Party, Norway
– Jennifer Lawless, PhD, Director, Women & Politics Institute, Associate Professor, American University

Learn more about EV`s Keynote speakers!


In addition, on the evening of Thursday, March 10th 2011, Equal Voice will host a Recognitions Reception to honour ten women at the national level who have paved the way for women in politics. As such, both the Summit and Reception will offer excellent networking opportunities for young women who are seeking to get more politically involved.

Special Guest: Mary Walsh, Perfomer/Writer


Equal Voice has also reserved up to one hundred spaces for students/young women under the age of twenty six to register- FOR FREE. A $10 fee for the Recognitions Reception will be charged. Due to the demand for these spaces, student ID or proof of birth date will be required at the door.

We expect these spaces to fill up quickly so encourage you to register! Equal Voice uOttawa will see you there, and we’ll be posting a follow up to the summit right here on our blog!


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