A Woman's Place: History Unfinished

There are many great women whose campaigns, achievements and contributions have led to substantial change in Canadian history. Their stories need repeating!

 

The Women's History Project wants to illuminate those stories of past changemakers in a modern way, capturing the hearts of those new to history and the equality movement and honouring the women who came before us.

 

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A Woman's Place in the Media

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The Women's History Project celebrates Women's History Month with its third virtual event.

Thursday, October 27
4:00pm - 6:00pm EST

Online

Registration is free.

Donations welcomed.

Sponsored by

In the third online event in our History Unfinished series, A Woman's Place in the Media, panelists will explore the milestones and groundbreaking moments we should remember.

 

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?. 

 

Special Guests

Moderated by:

 

To be announced.

Speakers:

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. After graduating with distinction from the Université du Québec à Montréal, she entered the industry by working for the Société Radio-Canada and then, for the National Film Board (NFB).

 

Trina McQueen, OC is a Canadian journalist and broadcasting executive. McQueen worked as a journalist for the Ottawa Journal. She then worked for CFTO television in Toronto. McQueen was one of the two anchors for the first year of CTV News' W5. In 1967, she became an editor for CBC News in Toronto. In 1976, McQueen was named executive producer for The National. She became CBC's network program director in 1980.

In 1988, McQueen became director (later vice-president) for news, current affairs and Newsworld. In 1993, she left CBC to join Netstar Communications to work on its application for a Canadian broadcast license for a Discovery Channel, subsequently becoming president for the new channel. When CTV bought Netstar in 1999, McQueen became executive vice-president for CTV. She became president and chief operating officer the following year. McQueen retired in August 2002.

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.