Bourgeois to share leadership journey at International Women’s Day event

Robyn Bourgeois, Brock’s Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, will share her journey from trauma to triumph during a public event held as part of the University’s International Women’s Day celebrations next week.

Hosted by Brock’s Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS), the online session, taking place Monday, March 6 at noon, is part of PCS’s work to expand professional development for the community and its aspiring and experienced leaders. The event is one of several being held by Brock University in recognition of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8.

Bourgeois, who is also an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, will share her leadership success story from her own lived experience. Her talk, “From Trauma to Triumph: An Indigenous Perspective,” aims to amplify and inspire individuals with practical advice on how to mobilize trauma as strength and transform it into triumph.

The free International Women’s Day session is being presented online to allow for accessibility around professional and daily commitments. “From Trauma to Triumph: An Indigenous Perspective” is for anyone interested in an Indigenous woman’s leadership story.

“We are honoured to provide this opportunity for the community to learn from and listen to Indigenous women, and this session with Dr. Bourgeois is her inspiring leadership triumph story as we lead up to International Women’s Day,” says Associate Vice-President of Professional and Continuing Studies April-Dawn Blackwell. “Hosting this online session is an example of the opportunities Brock provides to connect and engage in important conversations and learning. PCS is pleased to open more doors to training, professional development and learning in Niagara and beyond.”

The session intends to connect professional and personal learning, with those in attendance gaining valuable insights into the experiences and perspectives of Indigenous women, and how trauma and adversity can be overcome.

Registration is now open on the PCS events page for the session and closes on Friday, March 3 at noon.

Questions about the event and assistance with registration can be directed to Professional and Continuing Studies at

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