University of Calgary

The top 7 reasons why smart women should speak up

Submitted by tdroden on Fri, 2013-01-04 16:49.

Jan. 4, 2013

Why do women’s perspectives account for less than 25 peer cent of those offered in Canada’s most influential media? And why should you care? Informed Opinions, a nonprofit project of Media Action, is exploring the causes and consequences of women's under- representation, and working to change the male-female ratio.

In a lecture on Mon., Jan. 7, Shari Graydon, president of Media Watch and founder of Informed Opinions, reviews the participation of women in news commentary, explores the barriers and consequences, and discusses ways to bridge the current gender gap by supporting women in contributing their ideas and analysis to the public discourse. She also makes the broader case for why all scholars should consider sharing their expertise beyond academic publications.

What: Lecture (Registration is now closed.)
When: Mon., Jan. 7 at 5 pm.
Where: First Floor, MacEwan Hall.
Who: Shari Graydon, president of Media Watch and founder of Informed Opinions
More Information: www.ucalgary.ca/advisoronwomensissues/InformedOpinions

NOTE: IF MEDIA PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT LEANNE YOHEMAS TO RSVP

Media contact:

Leanne Yohemas
Manager, Media Relations University of Calgary
Phone: 403-220-7722
Cell: 403-540-6552
leanne.yohemas@ucalgary.ca