6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC
With women’s perspectives underrepresented in media, how can journalists increase the gender mix and diversity of their news sources and the experts they quote? This important panel discussion will explore the outcome and ongoing challenges of a dedicated global project to increase the voices of women in news. Initiated and run by United for News, a global coalition founded by Internews in partnership with the World Economic Forum, the project aims to build trust in journalism by making it more representative of its diverse audiences.
The conversation features: Deborah Ensor, senior vice-president of technical leadership for Internews, lead of the Reflect Reality initiative, and the Canadian pilot of the project; Melissa Stasiuk, head of programming with The Globe and Mail, a project participant and Evelyn Kwong, social media and audience lead with the Toronto Star, and part of a newsroom committee launched as a result of the project. Shari Graydon, founder of Informed Opinions, a leader in helping bridge the gender gap in Canadian media, will also join the conversation. The discussion will be moderated by Supriya Dwivedi, host of The Morning Show on Global News Radio 640.
Thursday, March 5
Doors open 6 p.m. | Discussion 6:30 p.m. | Reception 8:00 p.m.
TD Bank Tower, 54th Floor
66 Wellington St. West