HeForShe at U of G | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

HeForShe at U of G

HeForShe at U of G is an annual event dedicated to the HeForShe campaign. The event is a collaboration between the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Gryphon Football. Each year, an inspiring female leader is invited to spend the day at U of G, engaging with students and providing a public talk in celebration of the strength and resilience of the U of G community and beyond.
 

Learn more about the 2021 HeForShe at U of G event

The HeForShe event would not be possible without the generous support from the Angel Gabriel Foundation. In 2019, it was announced that the HeForShe at U of G celebration will continue for the next ten years, with the support of a 10-year commitment by the Angel Gabriel Foundation.

Previous Guest Speakers

Jennifer at event speaking

Desire, Fear, and Success: Jennifer Smith

On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 the third annual HeForShe at U of G event featured 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 shared her experiences as a woman in tech and business, and how the themes of Desire, Fear, and Success have evolved throughout her career..

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Lisa at event speaking

Navigating life, loss and the road to success: Lisa Lisson

On Tuesday, March 6th, 2019 the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics teamed up with Gryphon Football and the College of Engineering and Physical Science to host an afternoon dedicated to the HeForShe campaign. As part of the event, one of Canada's most influential female business leaders, FedEx Canada president and best-selling author Lisa Lisson, joined students on campus and led a public talk about resiliency and finding strength in the hardest of times.

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Amanda speaking with students

Leveraging discomfort to find strength: Amanda Lang

On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics teamed up with Gryphon Football to host the inaugural HeForShe at U of G event, an afternoon dedicated to the HeForShe campaign. As part of the event, award-winning business journalist Amanda Lang visited campus to speak with students and the community about how to embrace discomfort in order to become more resilient and successful.

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