LeadHERship is a women’s leadership event where students, alumni, faculty, and administration come together to enjoy food, network, and foster a mentor-mentee relationship. Students will learn about more inclusive and holistic notions of leadership, what’s happening on campus and learn about interesting facts and endeavours through connecting with other women. Students will also discuss their personal leadership style and ways in which they are affected or enhanced by gender. 

When? Monday March 13, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
Where? Hart House, Debates Room 


This event is open to all students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members! 


Registration is now closed for this event. If you still wish to register, or have any questions about this event, please email: leadership@utoronto.ca


Please connect with us at: leadership@utoronto.ca

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LeaderHERship Event Details

During “leadHERship” we will have a chance to connect with various folks to engage in conversation around “Women in Leadership” – and specifically looking at what leadership looks like for women in 2017.

We are excited to have the guests listed below with us.

Akanksha Ganguly - Guest Speaker

Akanksha is a graduate of the Masters of Public Health program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion. Her interests lie in addressing health inequities in vulnerable populations due to lack of resource accessibility and availability, which she is able to do as the Co-Founder and CEO of Supporting Education, Empowerment and Development through Science (S.E.E.D.S.). S.E.E.D.S. educates and empowers youth through science to adopt healthy lifestyles, irrespective of socio-economic background and works in areas of high need.

Akanksha Ganguly

Honor Brabazon - Guest Speaker

Professor Brabazon’s research is concerned with the nature and role of law in the neoliberal period, particularly in relation to reconfigurations of public debate and dissent. She uses empirical research conducted in Bolivia, Sweden, the US, India, and Canada to explore and theorize shifting conditions and strategies of social change, including the criminalization of dissent, new approaches to law by social movements, and broader theoretical questions about the transformative potential of law.

Honor Brabazon

Muna-Ubdi Abdulkadir Ali - Guest Speaker

Muna-Udbi Abdulkadir Ali is a community worker, curriculum and policy consultant/strategist, researcher, and anti-oppression educator. She is currently working on her Ph.D. at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She has worked in education and curriculum development in both Canada and Somalia. Her community work and research interests focuses on themes of intersectionality, feminism, transnational sexualities, Blackness and Black Canadian studies, critical pedagogy, social policy, facilitation practices, and anti-racism education.

Muna-Udbi Abdulkadir Ali



Alysha Ferguson

Amina Farah

Ashna Khanna

Atifa Karim

Ayana Webb

Cristina Cardelus

Joan Ohizua

Kristen Schaper


Leeza Shakkouri

Lorri Pacheco

Marlo Young Sponga

Meagan Lau

Nadia Rosemond

Teresa Didiano

Trish Starling

Sarah Burley