Free LinkedIn Headshots

Does your LinkedIn profile need some updating? Do you want to have some professional but slayin’ photographs of yourself?

McGill Women in Leadership is bringing back our Free LinkedIn Headshots! All you need to do is sign up for a time slot that works for you, bring a professional outfit and get ready to smile! The sign-up document will be posted in this group soon, but save the date for this Saturday, September 30th!

Here is the link to get your photos!

Thank you,

Women in News Media

Are you interested in fields of journalism, communications or politics? Are you curious about what it’s like in the media industry and how you can get your own career started?

On Tuesday September 26th at 7:30pm in Lev Bukhman in SSMU, the McGill Women in Leadership Association will be presenting to you a unique opportunity to discover the journalism and communications industry. We will be hosting three incredible and successful leaders who will be sharing their personal experiences by discussing their career paths and their perspective on what it’s like in modernity to be a woman working in news media, along with providing advice for students interested in pursuing this field. The discussion period will be followed by a Q&A where students will have the opportunity to ask their own questions and to engage with our guest speakers. 
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MWIL First General Meeting

A huge welcome to all of our new members, and welcome back to all of our returning MWIL friends!

We were so happy to get to meet some of you during Activities Night, and would love to chat more to you about what MWIL is and ways you can get involved! Join us at our first General Member Meeting of the year on September 14th, 6-8pm in Arts 260!

If you would like to receive our List-Serv but didn’t have a chance to sign up at Activities Night, please message our Facebook page with your e-mail address and we’ll add you on to it!

See you soon! 🙂

Trailblazers’ Testimonies!

What makes a leader? How is “good” leadership defined – and by whom?

Too often the attributes depicting women in leadership present an exclusive value set which fails to encompass difference in individuals. At McGill Women in Leadership Students’ Association, we believe leaders come in all forms, from all sectors, represent all backgrounds and exist in varying roles all of which have equal merit. The theme of our conference this year is “Reimagining Leadership” where we aim to better understand what being a leader means to different women and how intersectionality plays a key role in determining the various pathways that direct women into leadership positions. It’s time for women to define, on our own terms, what leadership means to us and how we can work to create conditions in the workforce that truly celebrates diversity.

Location: New Residence Hall (Ballroom A)
Accessibility: Elevator access to the ballroom via the main floor.
Dress Code: Professional Attire
Language: This speaker event is being held in English.


McGill is located on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka traditional territory.

Women in Entertainment

Great films require great producers, but what makes a great producer? What does it take to be in the entertainment business? How do I make my script stand out? How to pitch my idea to a network?
A Gemini and Emmy Award producer, a director of international relations telefilm Canada and an artist manager and world tour show producer are coming to McGill to answer all of these questions!
Don’t miss your chance! February 13th at 6h00 Burnside Building

This One’s For 2017!

Do you need to catch up some quality time with friends? Come support McGill Women in Leadership’s first fundraiser of the year with your friends!

MWIL presents ~ This One’s for 2017 ~ Friday January 20th!
Make sure to arrive at 10pm to enjoy to the fullest!

Tickets are only $10, and can be purchased via Tilt:

Tilt Ambassador Code: MGSERISHA

Tickets can be picked up after payment/purchased in cash on Tuesday January 17th and 18th in the Bronfman Building Lobby from 11am to 3pm.


VP Fundraising – Mary Thieffry at (438)-926-8940 to pick up/purchase tickets.

Women in Engineering and Technology

Are you considering a career as an engineer? Are you interested in meeting with women who are successful in this traditionally male-dominated field?

If so, then join us for this collaborative event between MWIL and POWE, our first speaker series of 2017!

Our guest speakers will share their personal experiences, describe their typical work day, discuss their career paths, and provide advice for students interested in pursuing this field.

Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A where you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions and to engage with our guest speakers:

– Darlene Wilson (Software Development – Ericsson )

-Marie-Christine Cloutier (Program Manager – Bombardier -Aerostructuresand Engineering)

– Katherine Perron (Project Manager – Metro Richelieu)

The room is located on the ground floor of the McConnell Building. The building is wheelchair accessible via elevators. Note: there is construction work currently happening on campus and some entrances may be blocked or difficult to navigate.

Women and Democracy with Aruna Roy

Aruna Roy’s discussion on women and democracy will touch on women’s participation in politics beyond consultation to a direct role in the decision-making process and the implementation of plans. The foundation of a democratic government rests on principles of accountability and transparency in political structures and in leadership. By incorporating a feminist leadership style based on principles of collective responsibility and a collective process of decision-making, groups and organizations can adhere to democratic principles and values.
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