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peer-to-peer-jam-role-model-talk Peer to Peer JAM + Role Model Talk

February 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST

Peer-to-Peer Jam & Role Model Talk

Building our future leaders by connecting and engaging in conversation with peers and learning from inspiring leaders from diverse industries sharing their inspiring stories, career paths, and leadership wisdom in a safe environment.

The goal of our Peer-to-Peer JAM is:

  • To build our next generation of leaders.
  • To encourage young women to use their voices
  • To build confidence, use their voice and own their worth
  • To learn from like-minded peers
  • To participate in the discussion
  • To learn the career paths of role models from diverse industries
  • To learn valuable skills, moderating, networking, time management, goal setting, career development

Who attends?  Future Leaders  13 – 17

AGENDA (Recorded Session) – February 09 , 2023  – 5:00 pm MST | 7:00 pm EST

  • 5:00 pm MST – Green Room – Welcome – Introductions Peers and Role Model-Guest
  • 5:10 pm MST – Role Model Talk – Moderator Olivia Day interviews Role Model (20 min)
  • 5:30 pm MST – Peer to Peer JAM Q and A

Peer-to-Peer Jam – Inspiring discussion with young women by peers!

The Peer-to-Peer JAM creates an opportunity for young women to start their leadership journey, learn the value of building trusted relationships, setting goals, making healthy decisions overcoming barriers, aiming for the stars and dreaming big!

RoleModel Talks – Youth Perspective

Do you remember what you wanted to be or achieve when you were young? We know that women learn from other women. The stories and paths to success are critical to overcoming barriers and providing support in business and in life. Our Role Model talks are led by youth interviewing inspiring leaders from diverse industries sharing their career path, words of leadership wisdom, and insight into navigating their own career paths and future.

Role Model – Patrice Barnes – Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), 2022 Women of Inspiration Black Woman Leader Award

Patrice was born in Jamaica and immigrated to Canada when she was just 18. For more than a decade Patrice worked in event management for both profit and for not for profit organizations. Today, she’s proud to represent the Ajax community on the Durham District School Board as a Public-School Trustee – a position she has held for nearly a decade since she was first elected in 2014. During her time on the Board, she has served in several roles including Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of Education Finance Committee, and the Special Education Committee and today she serves as the Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee. Passionate about inclusive education and improving learning outcomes for students and families who experience marginalization, she has participated in the DDSB poverty strategy and continues to champion high expectations for all students. Patrice has been integral in creating and advocating for innovative programs like the Cypher Program for Black Boys, the Empower Her conference for Black Girls, the first Getting Ready for Kindergarten program for black students. Patrice also takes this important work to the province, where she serves as a Director with the Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA). She represents OPSBA on equity issues, she was a part of the advisory group that wrote the first Ontario Black Youth action plan (2017), and as a Member of the Ontario Education Partnership roundtable was a contributor to the paper “Education post Covid”. On a federal level, she is active on the Canadian School Board Association Antiracism Work group, addressing systemic barriers around education and advocating for the interests and needs of groups who are systemically racialized and marginalized. Patrice extends her advocacy beyond the education sector as a Member of the Durham Regional Police Board where she advocates Durham Region citizens. In addition to all the time she spends making our schools safe and equitable for everyone, Patrice is also a compelling, knowledgeable speaker who is often called up onto share her experiences at special events and conferences.

Moderator – Olivia Day – Ski Racer, UWN Youth Ambassador | 2021 Women of Inspiration Youth Excellence Leader

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Peer-Peer JAM with Kaiya Gamble – Singer-Songwriter – Musician | UWN Youth Ambassador | 2019 Women of Inspiration Youth Excellence | @Kaiyagambleofficial

Peer-to-Peer Topics (Upcoming Events)

  • March 9 – Celebrating International Women’s Day – Building Your Network + Role Model (TBA)
  • April 13 – Resilience – Having Tough Conversations + Role Model (TBA)
  • May 11 – Mental Health – Kindness and Gratitude + Role Model (TBA)
  • June 8 – Leading Core Values + Role Model (TBA)


February 9, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST
Event Category:

Corporate Partners