MWIL Holiday Food Drive for Centre des Femmes de Montreal

This winter, MWIL is helping collect food and toy donations for the Centre des Femmes des Montreal’s 42nd annual holiday campaign. Holidays are particularly difficult for women who struggle with poverty and isolation, so each year Centre des Femmes de Montreal makes and distributes about 750 food and gift baskets so that these women and their families can more easily enjoy the holiday season.

Centre des Femmes de Montreal is a local organization created by women for women. The centre focuses on helping women achieve self-sufficiency through personal and job support programs as well as group activities. They work with an array of clients including unemployed women, newcomers, pregnant women and mothers, and Indigenous women.

MWIL x PSSA: Women in Politics Panel + Wine and Cheese

Join the McGill Women in Leadership and Political Science Students’ Association on November 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00PM for a panel on Women in Politics, followed by a short Q&A, and wine and cheese. We will be announcing speakers shortly.

Attendance is free and wine, cheese, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Smart casual attire is recommended. We look forward to seeing you there.

It’s On Us x MWIL Public Workshop

It’s On Us in a group on campus focusing on creating a survivor-supportive university culture as well as educating students on consent, bystander awareness, survivor support, and sexual violence prevention/de-stigmatization. Come to It’s On Us’ first public workshop, focusing on survivor support and bystander awareness in partnership with McGill Women in Leadership. Learn about how you can make a difference on campus in a safe, positive and inclusive space… snacks included!

Content warning: The presentation will contain mentions of sexual violence

MWIL x FBU Presents: Women in Fashion

MWIL, in collaboration with Fashion Business Uncovered, present to you: Women in Fashion. Our panel discussion includes amazing and successful women who have come to share their experiences as women in the fashion industry. All students in the McGill community who are interested in pursuing careers in the fashion industry are encouraged to come!

There will be a moderated discussion, followed by a question period.

MWIL Presents: Women in International Business

In collaboration with Agnes Bourgeois, McGill Women in Leadership is presenting a roundtable discussion on female international experience, with a focus on women in finance.

Agnes Bourgeois had an international career in Institutional Finance starting in Tokyo working in Japanese Capital Markets in the 1980s before moving to Sydney to work in junk-bond trading. Finally, she worked in Paris and Hong Kong until 2015 in Asset Management, specializing in Asian investment strategies before becoming a life coach.

Agnes has also written a dissertation on Women and Leadership as part of her MSc in International Management at the University of London.

MWIL’s Women in Comedy Night

You’ve been waiting for it and now it’s finally here!
MWIL will officially be hosting a Women in Comedy night on November 24th from 8:30 PM-11:00 PM in Room 401 of SSMU.
This event is a comedy night for women, by women! A portion of the evening will be open-mic so we will be looking for comedians interested in performing! If you would like to apply please e-mail our VP Fundraiser Mary Thieffry at fundraisers.mcgillwil@gmail.com expressing your interest!

McGill Woman of the Week

Zainab is a U3 student born in Sri Lanka. She immigrated to Canada when she was 5 and has been living in Montreal ever since. She’s currently doing an undergrad in the Faculty of Education, studying Secondary English with a second teachable in History. In her second year, she joined the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) as a project coordinator for the Homework Zone mentorship program. The program aims to bring McGill volunteer mentors to elementary schools in under-represented areas in Montreal to work 1-on-1 with students, encouraging academic growth alongside socio-emotional development. Over the course of this year and a half, she has organized weekly volunteer sessions in three schools in the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Early this semester, ZainabRead More »