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October 27, 2022

In the third online event in our History Unfinished series, A Woman's Place in the Media, panelists will explored the milestones and groundbreaking moments we should remember. Registration is free, donations welcome.


Are women’s voices truly heard through the media? What are the barriers that still need to come down and what new opportunities have opened up? How have opportunities for women in the media evolved?  What was it like starting out?  What are the barriers that still need to come down? What new opportunities have opened up?

Moderated by:

Germaine Chazou-Essindi, was recently appointed the first Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the National Arts Centre. Prior to joining the National Arts Centre, Germaine was the Director of NationalPolicy, Programs and Partnerships at the Department of Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE), responsible for more than150 complex national projects involving diverse communities, including Indigenous women, Black women and women of colour (IBPOC), the LGBTQ2A+ community, as well as other vulnerable groups (e.g. women with disabilities). She is an accomplished leader, bringing over 15 years of experience managing grant and contribution programs within the federal government.


Monika Ille is a member of the Abenaki First Nation of Odanak. She has built a rich and diverse portfolio over the course of 30 years in the broadcasting industry. She entered the industry by working for the Société Radio-Canada and then, for the National Film Board (NFB). During her time at the NFB, she was instrumental in the development of a new training program for Indigenous filmmakers. This experience introduced her to the world of film production, eventually inspiring her to film her first documentary, French Man, Native Son. She has also worked with Quebec Native Women in Montréal and the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa. Monika brought her strong creative vision to APTN in 2003 taking on different programming roles until her appointment as chief executive officer in December, 2019.


Trina McQueen, O.C., is a media executive who began her career in television as host of the first season of CTV's W-5. She later moved to CBC, where she rose to Vice-President of the news; the first woman in North America to lead a network news department. She left CBC to launch the Discovery Channel, and later moved to CTV as vice-president and COO of the network. She has served on numerous Boards of Directors including CBC, Telefilm, the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Opera Company and the Banff Centre for Creativity. Today, she teaches at the Schulich School of Business at York University, where she is Director of Curriculum Development for the Arts, Media and Entertainment program.

Angela Antle (St. John's), has been a CBC host and producer for over 25 years. She was one of the founding producers and a guest host for Canada's premier culture program "Q". Antle is also a multi-platform producer who has worked on documentaries and digital strategies.

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