Panel 2: Successful Relationships and Collaboration — 3:00-4:30pm, Friday, Oct. 4th

In this Symposium, we will discuss what it means to work through a feminist approach, and the importance of developing authentic relationships and supporting collaboration to affect change. We will discuss the importance of including all voices, and the power of individual stories.

In this panel discussion, we ask: What are the success stories we can share that illuminate the best practices in prior or ongoing relationships and collaborations? Solidifying relationships is fundamental to the growth and wellbeing of all humankind, no matter the substance in which we work.

ACIC’s work has and will continue to focus on bringing together women’s groups, government departments, youth-serving organizations, Indigenous groups, and civil society organizations to increase our ability to empower women and girls.

Bearing in mind these kinds of relationships, for this panel, we wonder:

·        How have you been able to establish and maintain effective partnerships and collaborations to advance gender equality in your field?

·        What are the challenges, the successes, the highlights, the pitfalls?

·        Where are some of the places, even if unexpected, you have found successful relationships?

Information on panel speakers will be posted as speakers are confirmed.