Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum
Sat, Nov 11, 2017
9am – 6pm
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
This will be a unique learning opportunity for entrepreneurs, startup professionals, business coaches (and feminists of all genders) that should not be missed!
View the agenda and register here
Dr. Dori Tunstall, Dean of Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University. In Un-Designing Gender Inequality: Innovation through the Seven Principles of Design Anthropology, Dori will share her seven principles of Design Anthropology and its relationship to the Mandala of Cultures-Based Innovation developed by a global community of anthropologists, designers, strategists, and Indigenous activists/scholars. Dori will outline how these frameworks can be used to ethically approach the understanding of cultures, the design process, and the experience of innovation for Indigenous, migrant, and racialized communities so that innovation is not seen as Colonialism 2.0. Dori activates the frameworks by showing feminist/womanist projects that align with them.
Dr. Barbara Orser, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and co-author of Feminine Capital. Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs. Dr. Orser will spotlight how Canadians are employing feminist values within their business practices. In doing so, entrepreneurs are creating new brands, building new business models and challenging public policies.
C. V. Harquail, PhD, Feminists at Work & Stevens Institute of Technology. In “Feminism Foundations: Key Concepts and Points of Unity,” CV will help us understand of concepts and values that connect different perspectives on feminism. We’ll consider why feminism is more than “equality” between “men” and “women”, and why it embraces anti-racism, anti-classism, and other movements for positive social change. With a lightning quick introduction to key concepts like gendering, essentialism, patriarchy, kyriarchy, standpoints, and intersectionality, we’ll gain a working language for new conversations. Once we distinguish between critical and constructive feminism, we’ll co-develop values that offer points of unity across our different paths towards a feminist future. The goal of this session is not to provide “the” definition of feminism, but to bring us to shared starting points so that we can connect our work.
Plus the following workshops:
More details to be announced. This is just a snapshot of the EFF community!
City of Toronto & OCAD University.
Lex Schroeder, Petra Kassun-Mutch, CV Harquail, Patrick Robinson
Register (General admission: $125, many ticket options available)