HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality, initiated by UN. Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging all genders to partake as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes and behaviours. Grounded in the idea that gender inequality is an issue that affects all people—socially, economically and politically—it seeks to actively involve men and boys in a movement that was originally conceived as "a struggle for women by women".Learn more about the HeForShe initiative
HeForShe at UofG 2020
Let's stand up for gender equality
Join us on Wednesday, March 11th for the third annual HeForShe at U of G event and celebrate the strength and resilience of our community. The event features keynote speaker Jennifer Smith, Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations at Cineplex Digital Media.
Jennifer is a change agent, profit and market share driver, and a builder of high-performance teams in high-growth, rapidly changing environments. In her current role at Cineplex Digital Media, she is responsible for strategy and operational execution of the technology, product, data, and customer success teams. Jennifer is passionate about STEM fields and advocating STEM career choices among young women.
As the keynote, Jennifer will share her experiences as a woman in tech and business, and how the themes of Desire, Fear, and Success have evolved throughout her career.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration will be required. Event details:
The event will also include the presentation of HeForShe-inspired awards and scholarships, including:
- Resilience Scholarships: Two scholarships ($5,000) are awarded to a female business and engineering student. These scholarships recognize the strength and resilience of applicants
- HeForShe Ally Scholarship: One scholarship ($2,500) is awarded to a student on campus who has shown, through their actions and involvement, that they are an ally in the movement toward gender equality
- HeForShe Impact Award: This award recognizes a Guelph-Wellington business/organization that actively promotes and improves gender equality through initiatives within their organization and/or the community.
The event is co-hosted by the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, Gryphon Football, and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.