Episode 12: Shari Graydon, Founder, Informed Opinions
As part of the President's Dream Colloquium, WWEST manager Danniele chats with Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions for this minisode. 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.
Guest: Shari Graydon (Twitter)
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.
For a full transcription of this episode, click here.
- Elizabeth Sheehy at Informed Opinions
- Informed Opinions
- Shari Graydon at the President's Dream Colloquium
Op-Eds by Shari:
- Tracking women in the media: A survey I wish were obsolete
- Why we need more women in the media
- Making a case for media engagement
Stay tuned for more details on the "What gets measured gets done" initiative by Informed Opinions (Announcement on Oct 18).
Hosted by: Danniele Livengood (@livengood)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford