Expert Women

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Informed Opinions is working to amplify women’s voices and build their leadership capacity. The project trains and supports women in making their ideas more accessible and increasing their impact. 

Our goals are to bridge the gender gap in public commentary and enhance the quality of public discourse by expanding the diversity of perspectives that inform Canada’s policies and priorities.

We deliver engaging keynote presentations, dynamic and practical workshops, ongoing editing support, and strategic advice. In the process, we build women’s leadership capacity.

Informed Opinions is a project of the registered charity, Media Action.

Experts (330)

Tanya Kaefer

Tanya Kaefer

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Researcher in educational psychology with expertise in learning, knowledge, reading, and cognitive development.

Reading Development Cognitive Development Early Learning Learning & Development Media and Learning

Lyndsay Green

Lyndsay Green


Lyndsay Green is a sociologist and researcher who has spent her career helping people use communications technologies for learning

Sociology Communication Retirement Education Aging and Elderly Parenting and Technology

Jane Griffith

Jane Griffith

Partner and National Diversity Leader

Jane Griffith is a Partner with Odgers Berndtson in Toronto

Non - Profit Organization Technical Recruiting Social Networking Fundraising Recruiting Best Practices Leadership Diversity Women and Leadership

Michelle Faubert

Michelle Faubert

Associate Professor

Associate Professor in the Department of English, Film and Literature

Romanticism Representation of Suicide History of Psychiatry Historical Feminism Literature of Sensibility Literature and Medicine / Science Foucauldian Theory Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Shelley Granville Sharp New Historicism The Scottish Enlightenment Constructions of Identity Madness in Literature Early Abolition

Margo Goodhand

Margo Goodhand


Margo Goodhand has years of experience in media and communications, change management and public engagement.

Journalism Newspapers Storytelling Editing Online Journalism Copy Editing Change Management & Strategic Planning Community Engagement Communications Publishing and Creative Writing Public Speaking and Leadership

Cathy  Burrell

Cathy Burrell

Consultant and Social Media Educator

Currently a MEd student at UCalgary. I teach social media and entrepreneurship through Chinook Learning (Calgary Board of Education)

Teaching Social & Digital Media Adult Education Retail Public Speaking and Presentation Small Business Small Business Advising Small Business Communications Entrepreneurial Consulting Entrepreneurship seniorpreneurs Digital Literacy Educational Advocacy Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Continuing Education Teaching Online Teaching and Learning

Karen Busby

Karen Busby

Professor of Law & Director, Centre for Human Rights Research

Karen Busby teaches Constitutional Law, Gender and the Law, Human Rights and Administrative Law

Constitutional Law Human Rights Sexual Violence Assisted Human Reproduction Sex Work and Prostitution Law Religious Discrimination Sexual Orientation

Rachel Décoste

Rachel Décoste

Motivational Speaker and Pundit

Rachel Décoste is a media critic, educator, and public speaker who has been involved in community activism since her youth.

Community Organizing and Engagement Political Activism Political Consulting Immigration Race and Racism Ethnicity and Multiculturalism Canadian History (non-white) Diversity and Bias in the Workplace

Tiziana  Casciaro

Tiziana Casciaro

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management

Tiziana Casciaro is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management at Rotman.

Sociology Organizational Behaviour Psychology Organizational Science Social Networks

Catherine  Connelly

Catherine Connelly

Associate Professor, Human Resources and Management

Dr. Catherine Connelly's research focuses on the attitudes, behaviours, and experiences of non-standard workers.

Non-Standard Employee Contracts Organizational Behaviour Organizational Health and Safety Management Organizational Justice Organizational Citizenship Temporary Foreign Workers Temporary Agency Workers Independent Contractors Use of Technology in the Workplace Leadership Well-being of middle managers knowledge hiding in organizations