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The Honest Talk promises to do things differently. We are committed to engaging in real, deeply honest conversation about the experiences, challenges, aspirations and lessons shared of women entrepreneurs, business leaders, and up-and-coming female professionals.
We want to shed the layers of key messages and talking points, and create a forum that leaves women feeling connected, inspired and motivated in their careers and personal lives.
EPISODE 34: Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera were the first and so far, only female Presidents of two of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities in Canada, the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta. In this episode of The Honest Talk, they discuss their ground-breaking new book Nerve: Lessons on Leadership from Two Women Who Went First and why they felt compelled to share their experiences navigating the ranks of leadership and contending with life’s big decisions.
EPISODE 33: Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitxsan First Nation and serves as the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, working tirelessly to ensure that First Nations, Métis & Inuit children can grow up safely at home, be healthy, get a good education and be proud of who they are.Cindy, who is also a professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work, has over 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights and has been described as “Canada’s relentless moral voice for First Nations’ Equality.” She talks to Jen and Catherine about her past, the changes afoot in Canada when it comes to her essential work, and her hopes for a just, equal future for all children.
EPISODE 32: Kristy Kirkup is Parliamentary Reporter for the Globe and Mail - an award-winning journalist who has worked for Canada’s largest media companies, covering major news stories and several election campaigns.
On this episode of The Honest Talk, Kristy displays her trademark authenticity and sense of humour as she discusses everything from social media, to the joys and terrors of balancing motherhood, a pandemic and a demanding career.