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past conferences



On March 16th, Ryerson Women in Leadership hosted its 2019 conference “Power Moves”. Held at the beautiful Globe and Mail Centre, the conference explored what it means to make moves towards equality. 


Power moves focuses on the steps and decisions an individual makes in their life that allows them to achieve their dreams, aspirations, and goals. They take on many forms: academia, entrepreneurship, career choices, strategic connections, social causes, to name a few. 


Top leaders from a diverse range of industries shared their stories of the power moves they’ve made in their lifetime. The day included keynote addresses, workshops, a discussion panel and a networking session with a phenomenal group of female guest speakers including Farrah Khan, Mitzie Hunter, Nimra Alam, Professor Maja, Ritu Basin, Sandra Gabriel, Valeria Lipovetsky, Kayla-Marie Williams,  Michelle Slater, Rebecca Shaw, Stephanie Okola, Heather Geluk, Chioma Ifeanyi-Okoro, and Laura Reinholz. 


Workshops throughout the day encouraged attendees to recognize the power they hold within themselves as well as the power of the relationships they form. Workshop themes included: “Turning Setbacks into Comebacks”, “The Power of Connections”, “Brand: YOU”, and “Success and Self-Care” 


Ultimately, the day the day was a celebration of the strides made toward gender equality while recognizing there is still a long way to go. By each of us making “power moves”, we can achieve the future we want to see.