VIDEO: ‘I am woman, hear me celebrate!’
As part of International Women's Day, Concordia celebrates its trailblazing women whose contributions shape our university. This video looks at our pioneers, leaders, change agents and philanthropists who help shape the future for the next generation.
Narrated by veteran broadcaster Caroline Van Vlaardingen, BA 84, anchor-reporter, CTV News Montreal, our video features:
- Rita Shane, BA 37, first woman to graduate from Sir George Williams University, one of Concordia's founding institutions
- Gwen Lord, BSC 56, first Black school principal for the English Montreal School Board and Sir George Williams Basketball player
- Tenicha Gittens, head coach, Concordia Stingers Women's Basketball, who is changing the game by recruiting people of colour for coaching positions
- Gina Cody, MEng 81, PhD 89, former engineer, business leader, benefactor and namesake of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
- Katherine Waters, first woman to teach at Loyola College, one of Concordia's founding institutions
- Christine C. Lengvari, BSc 72, donor and chair of the Concordia Women and Leadership Council
- Caroline Ouellette, LLD 19, four-time Olympic gold medalist.
- Nakuset, BA 00, executive director of the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
- Maïr Verthuy, co-founder of Concordia's Simone de Beauvoir Institute and Great Concordian
- Kimberly Manning, principal of Concordia's Simone de Beauvoir Institute
- Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, BA 12, actor, DJ and community advocate