Women in Media and Advertising
DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017
TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
KEY Big Data Hub
Applied Sciences Building 10900
An award-winning author, advocate and speaker with 25 years of experience on both sides of the microphone, Shari Graydon founded and currently leads Informed Opinions, a non-profit project of Media Action working to amplify women’s voices.
A former newspaper columnist, TV producer and commentator for CBC, she also served as press secretary to a provincial premier, and as president of Media Action(then called MediaWatch). Shari has taught communications and presentation skills at Simon Fraser University, written speeches for public officials, and delivered communications and media training to public and private sector organizations across the country.
Shari received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons’ Case for her advocacy work on behalf of women the following year, among other impressive accomplishments.
About the President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent
The value of diverse teams is understood but solutions are still needed to ensure the participation of women and other under-represented groups.
However, increasing the participation of these groups in technology fields is a challenging societal problem — it is about changing our culture and how we see gender roles.
This lecture series aims to educate participants on the challenges and solutions that have been identified to improve diversity in hiring, retention, and promotion to leadership roles.
We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.
Most lectures will take place at SFU's Burnaby campus, with the October 26 lecture taking place at SFU Vancouver.
There will be a networking session after each lecture.
Reservations for the lectures are now open.
- Dr. Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College. Diversity 101: The Case for Diversity in Technology. Thursday, September 14, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Shari Graydon, Catalyst, Informed Opinions. Women in Media and Advertising. Thursday, September 21, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Dr. Steven Spencer, Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University. Social Psychological Phenomena. Thursday, October 12, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Dr. Cathy O'Neil, author, Weapons of Math Destruction. Gender in Research and Product Design. Thursday, October 26, 6:00–7:00 pm, SFU Vancouver. Please purchase your tickets online.
- Dr. Danielle Gaucher, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg. Gendered Language. Thursday, November 9, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Jo Miller, Founder, Be Leaderly. Women As Leaders and Innovators. Thursday, November 23, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.