Peterson Leadership Speaker Series: Women in Democratic Development

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Canadiana Gallery

Room 160, 14 Queen's Park Cres. W.

Toronto, ON M5S 3K9

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Join us for the next Peterson Leadership Speaker series event with the Hon. Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions. She will speak on Women and Leadership: Women in Democratic Development, followed by an interview with Professor Mel Cappe and a Q&A session.

The federal Minister of Democratic Institutions will address the changing nature of women in leadership roles in democracies. Ms. Gould will speak to the impediments to advancement and the unique contribution women can make in democracies. Moreover, she will discuss why men should be open to women’s contribution: diversity of experience, background, gender and interests provides for better policymaking.

The Hon. Karina Gould is a trade and investment specialist and community activist with deep roots in her hometown of Burlington, Ontario. Between December 2015 and January 2017, she served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, before her appointment in January 2017 as Canada’s Minister of Democratic Institutions.

A graduate of McGill University and the University of Oxford, she is passionate about public service and international development. Before her election as the Member of Parliament for Burlington, Karina worked as a trade and investment specialist for the Mexican Trade Commission, a consultant for the Migration and Development Program at the Organization of American States, and spent a year volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico.

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Room 160, 14 Queen's Park Cres. W.

Toronto, ON M5S 3K9

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