2018 CANADA

    • Sep 10
    • monday
    • 1:00pm-6:00pm

The event took place at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

WELCOME
THE HIGH COST OF BIAS
Gender equality is not just about women’s rights. It’s about the bottom line.  A discussion about how to see women not as a cause but an opportunity.
Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
23rd Prime Minister of Canada

MODERATED BY: Katie Couric
Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author      

OUTRAGE
Featuring a brave and compassionate Canadian doctor who has returned from the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh where refugees have fled Buddhist persecution.  Her firsthand testimony from her most recent visit last month will shake you.
Dr. Fozia Alvi
Family Physician and Volunteer, ICNA Relief Canada; Founder Humanity Auxilium
MODERATED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MEN?

The #MeToo movement pulled back the curtain on rampant sexual harassment, abuse and impunity in our culture and sparked a historic reckoning. One year later, is it easier for victims to speak out or do they still fear reprisal? What should justice look like for survivors and can perpetrators be redeemed? A candid conversation on how to chart a path forward with pioneering activists seeking to detoxify masculinity and end sexual abuse of all kinds. 

Amber Tamblyn
Author, Actress and Director
Mira Sorvino
Actress, Activist and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador
Michael Ian Black
Comedian, Actor and Author
Amanda Parris
Host, CBC Arts
MODERATED BY: Joanna Coles
Former Chief Content Officer, Hearst

UNFOUNDED
A spotlight on an award-winning series by The Globe and Mail that raises serious questions about the way Canadian police forces investigate rape and all crimes against women.
Robyn Doolittle

Investigative reporter, The Globe and Mail

Dr. Pamela Palmater
Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University
Leanne Fitch
Chief of Police, Fredericton Police Force
MODERATED BY: Habiba Nosheen
Co-host, The Fifth Estate, CBC
WIDOWS
Director Steve McQueen and author Gillian Flynn talk art, activism, writing female heroes and collaborating on the new thriller, Widows, that opens at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th, 2018.
Steve McQueen
Director, Co-Screenwriter and Producer, Widows
Gillian Flynn
New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author and Screenwriter
MODERATED BY: Amanda Parris
Host, CBC Arts
TAKING ON THE TYRANT
Two remarkable women who speak truth to power tell us what’s at stake in the global rise of populism and authoritarian strong men leaders
Masha Gessen
Author and Staff Writer, The New Yorker
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada
MODERATED BY: Heather Reisman
Chair & CEO, Indigo Inc.

THE STORYTELLER
Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reflects on the power of creative storytelling to enlighten, embolden, and unite communities around the world.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, SOC Films

MODERATED BY: David Walmsley
Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

MYTHBUSTING THE PIPELINE
There isn’t a pipeline problem. There isn’t a confidence gap. There actually are enough qualified female candidates. It’s time to end the stereotypes that hold women back in companies, institutions and government.
Carolyn Tastad
Group President North America and Executive Sponsor Gender Equality, P&G
The Honourable Maryam Monsef
Minister of the Status of Women
Michele Romanow
“Dragon”, CBC Dragons’ Den; Co-Founder, Clearbanc
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
President, StubHub
MODERATED BY: Katie Couric
Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author
MOTHER OF HOPE
How a fearless nun is healing the broken lives of former child soldiers and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
Director, St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Centre, Sewing Hope Foundation
MODERATED BY: Diana Swain
Senior Investigative Correspondent and Host of The Investigators with Diana Swain, CBC News
PRIVATE WAR
A conversation with the lead cast and director of the searing new film A Private War, which tells the story of the celebrated foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in Syria for reporting the truth.
Rosamund Pike
Actress

Matt Heineman
Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker

Jamie Dornan
Actor

MODERATED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
FAREWELL

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