President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent
Women in Media and Advertising
Speaker: Shari Graydon
Catalyst, Informed Opinions
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
SFU's Big Data Hub
Applied Science 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.
- OMG -- What If I Really AM the Best Person?: The Top 7 Reasons Women Should Speak Up
Book | 2016
- In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You
Book | September 2014 | Annick Press
- I Feel Great About My Hands: And Other Unexcepted Joys of Aging
Book | March 2011 | Douglas & McIntyre
- Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know
Book | September 2003 | Annick Press
Best of the WWEST Podcast
In Best of the WWEST, Shari, an award-winning author, advocate, and speaker on the topic of women in media and advertising, shines light on the statistics of expert women participation in the media and lets us in on the exciting future initiatives of Informed Opinions.