President's Dream Colloquium Talk: Shari Graydon

September 21, 2017


The President's Dream Colloquium, hosted by WWEST Chair Dr. Lesley Shannon, is coming soon and another one of the talks will be by Shari Graydon. This talk is entitled, "Women in Media and Advertising."

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.

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.

Date: September 21
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: KEY Big Data Hub, Applied Sciences Building
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

A campus map can be found at SFU's website.

Registration: please reserve a seat here