As part of our communications outreach work, we offer two Lunch & Learn sessions (45 minutes to 1 hour) in exchange for a donation (can be in-kind) to the project, or a bulk rate on copies of I Feel Great About My Hands. If you have any questions or would like to host a Lunch & Learn, please contact us.

The Top 7 Reasons Smart Women Should Speak Up

Women constitute 61% of university graduates, but their perspectives account for less than 20% of the commentaries in Canada’s largest daily newspapers and on public affairs talk shows. But that absences from both the corridors of power AND the dominant opinions media means women’s capacity to influence the policies and priorities of the country are also diminished. Longtime Media Action advocate and former columnist Shari Graydon explores the causes and consequences of the current gender gap, and encourages women to see themselves as an important part of the solution.

Making the Most of Media Interviews

Mother Teresa once confessed that she found dealing with the media more difficult than bathing a leper. And yet in today’s communications-saturated world, the capacity to make the most of a media interview is a significant asset. As a former political press secretary, newspaper columnist, TV producer and NGO spokesperson, Shari Graydon brings stories and advice from both sides of the microphone. This interactive session solicits attendees’ concerns and offers practical tips and tools for turning media interviews into opportunities.