EV Summit Keynote Speeches

 

 Leveraging Women's Leadership for the

21st Century

"Changing the Game" 

 

 

Keynote Remarks                                                                                                 

 

Hon. Rona Ambrose, PC, MP Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Minister of State for Status of Women 

 

Minister Ambrose reflects on the importance of women running for elected office and her experience serving for successive terms as an elected official and Minister of the Crown.

 

 

 

 


 

 Jennifer Lawless, PhD, Director, Women & Politics Institute, Associate Professor, American University

 

An expert in women’s experiences running for office, Jennifer Lawless will address the gender dynamics that pervade North American politics and deeply affect the beliefs and perceptions of women politicians. Lawless is Co-Author of It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for Office

 

 

Introduction: Clare Beckton, Executive Director, Centre for Women, Politics and Public Leadership, Carleton University

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Trine Skei Grande, Leader, Liberal Party Norway


Trine Skei Grande is a widely known and well respected female political party leader from Norway, where women’s political representation has been consistently over 40% during the last decade. Ms. Grande will speak about the impact of women’s contribution in the public and private sectors.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks also to the Government of Canada (Status of Women & Canadian Heritage) for their financial support.