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The 2018 Women in the World Canada Summit in Toronto; 9/10/2018 © Women in the World

September 10, 2018

Women in the World Canada Summit

Toronto

Women in the World returned to Canada for the second year in a row on September 10 and held a Summit in Toronto at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning.

Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and award-winning journalist and bestselling author Katie Couric were the first to take the stage. Also appearing at the event were actress and activist Mira Sorvino, director and screenwriter Steve McQueen, author, actress and director Amber Tamblyn, actress Rosamund Pike, actor Jamie Dornan director Matthew Heinemancomedian Michael Ian Black, physician and ICNA Relief volunteer Dr. Fozia Alvi, journalist Masha Gessen, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the Honorable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Maryam Monsef Canada’s Minister on Status of Women, among others. The event was livestreamed on the Women in the World Facebook page. Above, watch the full video of the event.

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The 2018 Women in the World Canada Summit was generously supported by presenting sponsor Credit Suisse; leadership sponsor P&G; supporting sponsors Toyota and Thomson Reuters; and media sponsor Globe & Mail.


Agenda

Agenda and participants are subject to change.

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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