MWIL will be holding a Coffeehouse in support of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal and there are still some spots open for performers!

If you are interested in performing, the last day for you to sign up is Friday, March 18th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your incredible talents! We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at:

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Trailblazers’ Testimonies: MWIL’s Second Annual Leadership Conference

THANK YOU to everyone who attended Trailblazers’ Testimonies 2016! We hope you had as much fun attending as we did organizing it.

MWIL would love to hear your feedback so we can keep improving this conference each year! We would greatly appreciate if you could fill out this quick survey and let us know your thoughts! Your answers will be anonymous, so all constructive criticism and positive comments are welcome.…/1MOwqminRP9cIlPvkRFiGL6T…/viewform

Trailblazers’ Testimonies: MWIL’s Second Annual Leadership Conference

“Some leaders are born women.” – Geraldine Ferraro

ONLY $10 for an informative and life-changing day of speeches, networking, and interacting with highly renowned female leaders!!! Includes coffee, snacks, a formal lunch buffet ($40 value), cocktails, and EMPOWERMENT! So what are you waiting for??!!

Join the McGill Women in Leadership Students’ Association (MWIL) for our second annual Trailblazers’ Testimonies Leadership Conference this March! Trailblazers’ Testimonies is an inspiring day-long conference which features absolutely incredible women who are leaders in a diverse set of fields.

This year’s theme is Leadership Styles. In addition to their own career paths, speakers will discuss their personal styles of leadership and how they have developed and refined this technique throughout their careers. We aim to shine light on the fact that there is no universal definition of leadership by highlighting the stylistic differences between seven extremely successful and influential leaders.

The event will include opportunities to engage with any speaker who aligns with your career aspirations or leadership philosophy, as well as breakout sessions and a networking cocktail!

All profit made from the conference will go to the Native Women’s Shelter of Montréal. We will also be accepting donations of feminine hygiene products at the conference on behalf of the NWSM!!

As always, ALL are welcome to attend!


DR. HELLEN CHRISTODOULOU (PH.D. ING., B.C.L., LL.B., M.B.A.), Regional Director of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (Quebec)

SYLVIA PIGGOTT, Deputy Division Chief of the Information Services Department at the Joint World Bank/IMF Library; Former Senior Manager of Research and Business Information Service at BMO

PINA MARRA (CPA, CA), Senior Advisor in Capital Management at Desjardins; Former Faculty Lecturer BComm at McGill

ELENI BAKOPANOS (Liberal Party of Canada), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Social Development; Former Assistant Deputy Chairman of Committees of the Whole; Former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

DR. MARTHE KASSOUF, Researcher at the Research Institute of Hydro-Quebec (IREQ)

DOMINIQUE PIROLO, Talent and Recruiting Specialist at Hybris/SAP Labs

CHRISTY WILSON, Professional Film Trailer Editor


Early Bird: $10
Regular: $15

*The first 100 people to purchase tickets will be entered into a raffle to win one of three $30 Lola Rosa gift cards
*The first 50 people to purchase tickets will be entered into a raffle to win 5 free Spin Energie classes (worth $110) – CLAIMED

…more prizes TBA!


DRESS CODE: International business attire

ACCESSIBILITY: This event is fully accessible to all via the first floor elevators in the evo lobby!


Welcome, registration, coffee, snacks —- 10am
Speaker presentations ———————— 11am – 1pm
Formal lunch buffet and dessert ———— 1pm – 2pm
Speaker presentations ———————— 2pm – 4pm
Breakout sessions —————————— 4pm – 5pm
Networking cocktail —————————– 5pm – 6:30pm

Thank you to our amazing sponsors:

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP
National Bank
Montréal Printing

SAP Hybris
Women in Wolfville
WeirFoulds LLP

Spin Énergie
Lola Rosa Milton
Sylvia Piggott
What She Said Radio
Ambiance Hair & Beauty 2000
Perrywinkle’s Bijouterie

Battle of the Mose! Samosa eating competition

Are you one of the many samosa lovers at McGill? Need a break from studying for midterms? If so, check out our “Battle of the Mose” samosa eating competition this Friday, February 19th at 7:00pm in the South Side of the SSMU Cafeteria.

Admission to watch the competition is a $2 donation and includes a complimentary samosa. Come on out and cheer on your fellow Mose enthusiasts!

MWIL Public Speaking Workshop

SPEAK UP AND STAND OUT! MWIL is inviting you to our upcoming public speaking workshop this Thursday (February 18th) at 5:45pm in Lev Buhkman to learn skills to help you educate, inform and persuade. As always, everyone is welcome to attend!

If a fear of public speaking, or uncertainty of how to create and deliver a powerful and engaging presentation is holding you back, this workshop is for you! You’ll discover key insights and simple steps to take your speaking abilities to the next level, including how to:

1. Control fear of public speaking
2. Structure content for maximum impact
3. Engage your audience so they’re hanging on your every word
4. Recognize and avoid the most common bad speaking habits

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have the tools to create a career-building, reputation-enhancing presentation – and understand how your life can change when you say “YES!” to each and every speaking opportunity.

MWIL speaker series: Women In Law

Planning on applying to law school? Curious about the career paths you can pursue within the field of law?

Join the McGill Women in Leadership Students’ Association for our upcoming Speaker Series, Women In Law, this Friday (February 5th) in Arts W145! Our distinguished guest speakers will be sharing their unique experiences in law, with a focus on their differing career paths! Our speakers include the legendary Honourable Judge Jean Dewolfe, Dr. Cassandra Steer, and Anne Drost (Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session to provide students with an opportunity to engage with the speakers. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Workshop: Personal Branding with Corry Robertson

Are you interested in learning how to represent/market yourself? Have you ever heard of the importance of personal branding but weren’t sure where to start?

Personal Branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands. In today’s world, added emphasis is placed on personal branding, especially in the online world.

MWIL is inviting you to our personal branding workshop this Wednesday in Lev Bukhman in SSMU. Join us to learn all about personal branding, and how to be your own successful brand manager. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The workshop will be led by Corry Robertson. With over 20 years of experience, Corry is a deeply intuitive, knowledgeable and highly credentialed Executive Mentor Coach who brings a rare and invaluable magic to the business world.

As a Professional Certified Coach, Corry offers programs that emphasize organizational development, team coaching, conflict resolution, change leadership, leadership and professional development, executive mentor coaching, and culture strategy to align to brand strategy.

She is also a seasoned speaker, trainer, consultant, and Reiki Master who is an expert in wellbeing and the alchemy of leadership development.

More About Corry Robertson:

Corry engages with successful executives who want to build a workplace culture where everyone is alive from 9 to 5 and will lead the way by setting the ultimate example. Corry’s clients know they must break free of the outdated, exhausted ideas, and routines. They know that these outmoded, ‘old school’ rules that have dominated the workspace are crushing people and driving companies into the ground and it’s happening fast.
Corry helps people reach the depth of their souls and works with them to coax out the potential within and transform that inner spark to performance, no matter how deeply it may be buried. The result for the truly committed is to re-acquaint with their Spirit, the ability to thrive, and feel truly alive.

Her energy is infectious and she generously shares the essence of this magic to help others connect with passion in life and spirit at work. Corry’s ability to achieve her personal level of joy and success is due to her courage to not only play by her own rules but to create a whole new game. She is here to show you the new way to play.

Over the past 20 years she has worked across industries, has coached leaders in organizations of all sizes and leadership levels from new manager to c-suite. This extensive portfolio and her vast depth and breadth of experience enables her to coach with a rich corporate fluency to share overlooked perspectives. She cross pollinates insights, ideas and solutions from the entire leadership spectrum and the result for her clients is the sweet nectar of the elusive “AH HA” moment! Many of her clients have felt stuck and alone in their problems yet are relieved to uncover solutions for challenges that are often complex yet not uncommon to Corry’s scope of experience.