Bourgeois to discuss trauma as a source of strength in leadership

Robyn Bourgeois, Brock’s Acting Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, brings her unique perspective on trauma and triumph to the next Women in Leadership (WIL) meeting.

On Tuesday, June 8 from 1 to 2 p.m., she will reprise one of her favourite talks: “From Trauma to Triumph.” Originally presented at a meeting of the Niagara Social Justice Forum, the talk will explore how trauma can be a source of strength in leadership.

As an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Bourgeois researches Indigenous feminisms, violence against Indigenous women and girls, and Indigenous women’s political activism and leadership.

Bourgeois (Laughing Otter Caring Woman) is a mixed-race Cree woman who was born and raised in Syilx and Splats’in territories of British Columbia and is connected through marriage and her three children to the Six Nations of the Grand River.

Women in Leadership aims to support women in formal and informal leadership positions and encourage the next generation of potential women leaders. All women and allies are invited to attend. Individuals are welcome to join the WIL channel on Microsoft Teams or to contact Jeannie Mackintosh to be added to the WIL email distribution list.

Details on this and other upcoming sessions, including dates, descriptions and login details are available on the Women in Leadership website.

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