Women, Power and Intersectionality

Main Stage

10:20 am - 11:25 am

DXC Conversation Salon

DemocracyXchange asks:

Intersectionality is at the core of understanding many women in politics and their relationship with power and the multiple identities they often hold. AT DXC19, we wanted to bring together accomplished and seasoned women in public life to discuss the challenges they face as women in the public and political spheres; how their multiple and intersecting identities helped or hindered their ambitions; and what advice they may give those who fear the oppression that they may face in public life due to their multiple identities?

Our Session Responds:

Sitting at our DXC “kitchen table” to talk candidly with each other, are five women of great repute known for the intersecting identities they all hold dear. From seasoned politician Kathleen Wynne, to newly-elected NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche and Denise Siele who worked at Equal Voice and sought the federal Conservative nomination in Nepean, along with Michelle Woolfrey, fierce advocate and founder of Blind Girls, Inc., as well as Indigenous leadership advocate from Yellowknife Kyla Kakfwi Scott, DXC19 brings you a no-holds barred conversation about how intersecting identities are often both the reason people are relatable and/or “given power” but also form the basis upon which they face oppression and challenges.