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June 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT$5.00
Peer to Peer Jam & Role Model Talks
Each month we will host Virtual Mixers for our youth to connect with peers and learn from Inspiring Leaders from across Canada! This is a golden opportunity to build confidence, learn from inspiring leaders, and meet like-minded peers across Canada!
Peer to Peer JAM – 1:1 and Panel Interviews with Peers
Join our Peer to Peer Jam for like-minded young women to connect with other young women across Canada to discuss hot topics relating to barriers young women face, how to build confidence, aim for the stars, and dream big! Peer to Peer Jam offers opportunities for young women to start their leadership journey, learn the value of building trusted relationships, setting goals, and making healthy decisions. Peer to Peer Jam offers peer-to-peer discussions and interviews with young women just like them!
Role Model Talks – Interview an Inspiring Leader
Do you remember what you wanted to be or achieve when you were young? We know that women learn from other women. The stories, paths to success are critical to overcome barriers and provide support in business and in life. Our role model talks are an opportunity for inspiring leaders from diverse industries to share their career path, wisdom, and open the door for opportunities to navigate a path to an exciting career and future.
*Parents are encouraged to participate.
- Date; Thursday, June 10, 2021
- Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm MST
- LIVE FACEBOOK – UNIVERSAL WOMENS NETWORK
- Age: 12+
- 4:00 pm MST – Registration Opens – JAM- Login and let us know your favorite song!
- 4:05 pm MST – Peer to Peer Jam + Q & A
- 4:35 pm MST – Role Model Talk – Sophia Fairweather interviews Role Model
- 4:50 pm MST – Q and A
- 5:00 pm MST – END
ROLE MODEL TALK – Interviewed by Sophia Fairweather
Sophia Fairweather – Founder, Start UpbySophia | 2017 Women of Inspiration™ Millenial Leader | UWN Youth Ambassador | @StartupbySophia
Meet Sophia! At age 8, she is the youngest Award recipient of the Women of Inspiration Awards for our official Canada 150. Now at age 12, we are excited to welcome Sophia as our National Youth Ambassador!
She is a very interesting leader and award winner in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). She is a Board member to AWSN.org, a Policy Influencer, an Entrepreneur, and an Inventor . Sophia’s online presence can easily be found on Google by Googling Sophia Fairweather, going to Twitter / LinkedIn, or her Site StartUpBySophia.com. She has won 6 Awards and many other recognitions: Canada 150 Women of Inspiration Award, ASTECH Award, Manning Innovation Award Alberta, TECVenture Award, ATB BoostR Award, and Alberta’s Leaders of Tomorrow Award. For her efforts she has been recognized in both the Alberta Legislative Assembly, the Canadian Senate and the Parliament of Canada; as well as being invited to speak and present.
Role Model Talk
Laura Grant – 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Innovation Award
Alberta Bike Swap is a private non-profit founded by Laura Grant and her husband Chris. They provide a safe, affordable and accessible alternative to buying or selling bicycles online. Alberta Bike Swap has always donated more than half the profit back to the community to fund other cycling-related non-profits, provide transportation security, and fund safe cycling. As a Software Product Manager, Laura designed the software for the bike swaps events and is designing a unique white label platform to take bike swap to the world market as Swaportunity. In 2021 Canada will ban single use plastic, so Laura got an industrial design patent on a dry cleaning garment bag (usefulbags.ca) and turned that into a social enterprise that pays farm women a living wage to sew textile produce bags from fabric that would typically end up in the landfill, the fabric waste is then vermicomposted.
Peer to Peer Jam
Kaiya – Singer, Songwriter, Performer – 2019 Women of Inspiration™ Youth Excellence – Kaiyas Music | @KaiyasMusic | Instagram: @kaiyasmusicrocks
With a deeply soulful voice and a wisdom far beyond her years, Kaiya is an emerging pop singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Calgary, Alberta. Her music has been described as a beacon of light containing an undeniable message of empowerment, positivity, and hope.
Kaiya is an actively philanthropic artist who regularly performs in support of charitable causes. At only 13 years old, she has already performed for thousands of people at over 40 high-profile events. Kaiya’s performance highlights include opening for Brett Kissel at the 2018 and 2019 #OMGP (Oh My Garden Party) in support of mental health, an event hosted by W. Brett Wilson, a former panelist on CBC’s television’s Dragons Den. Kaiya performed at Paul Brandt’s 2018 Prairie Rowdy Concert in support of the #NotInMyCity initiative, and with Brett Kissel at the #BrettBrettXmas 2018 and 2019 Christmas charity concerts in support of Veterans at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary. Most recently Kaiya was the headline event at Hayley Wickenheiser’s Wickfest 2019 in Calgary and Wickfest 2020 in BC. In 2019 Kaiya was honoured with the Women of Inspiration Youth Excellence Award for her work in music and philanthropy.
Juno award-winning artist Brett Kissel, one of Kaiya’s musical idols, has said about her “I hope someone is recording what I am about to say. You can put me on record as being one of the first to say that this young lady in 3 to 5 years will be opening for the likes of Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes. I don’t usually endorse artists, but I have never seen such raw talent and force. Kaiya is the whole package. Kaiya releases her first single, “Speak Out” on December 7.
Bolu Adefemi – Inspirational Singer, Songwriter – 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Youth Excellence | @Bolusings1
Bolu Adefemi is a 13-year-old singer-songwriter from Ontario and the 2020 recipient of the Women’s Of Inspiration, Youth Excellence Award. Bolu uses songwriting to explore the issues that touch my world. Between March and June, 2020, the singer wrote two songs on important issues: including the “Coronavirus” and the
“Systematic Injustice”. Her latter song titled “Make It Right” asks “2020, has been featured in the following media: CityTV, CP24 News, AM960, 680 News, Clarington This Week, Orono Times, Durham.com, The RoundTable Talk show in Long Beach, California Toronto Caribbean Virtual Festival and Ticker TV, Australia, to mention a few. Bolu also performed her song in a number of events including at an exclusive FaceBook live pop-up show organized by the City of Pickering, Dr Angela’s Saddler Willamson international book launch titled “Life with Rosie, a bond between cousins”, Feed The Need Christmas fundraising concert just to mention a few. “Make It Right” is available across online music platforms including iTunes and many more see
Chloe Shingoose – Canadian Singer, 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Youth Excellence | @Chloeshingoose.music
Miss Chloe Shingoose was born on a Friday the 13th February 2004. You would think this would be a bad omen, but the girl has grit and silly superstitions were just another obstacle to be tackled. She has been a force since toddlerhood, never afraid to speak her mind (no matter how much it embarrassed her mother), and was often found singing as loudly as her tiny voice would allow, from Adelle to an inspirational song about whatever was going on view at that very moment, many one-hit wonders about papa’s tractors or birds, she has under her belt. Music has always moved this beautiful soul, after excelling in the choir, solo vocals, piano, and guitar, Chloe decided to take a break from conventional music and spends most days learning the ballads that speak to her. If you are lucky, she shares the odd beauty on rare occasions or is asked to sing for the odd event. She’s humble with her harmony, much to her family’s dismay. At the age of 10, Chloe decided to broaden her talents and start Baseball and Hockey. Baseball came naturally to this girl, home runs, were added to her list of “can dos.” Hockey on the other hand was a different story. Her grandmother said it was more like watching bowling than hockey, as Chloe skated full speed towards the puck, tripped, and took out anyone within a 6-foot radius. Our little bull in a china shop worked hard, and within a few years had caught her teammates and continues to gain skills and break goals as now she plays the highest level of hockey now for the past three years. It shows what hard work can do. Baseball in the summers, hockey in the winter, singing at events in-between. You can’t buy grit, and Chloe has it in spades. Academics follow suit with this hard-working girl’s aspirations, always striving for the best, to allow for the best future. You are an inspiration to all that meet you. You, my girl, are what happens when women believe in themselves, live without fear, and push those boundaries others place on them. The future is bright for you, Chloe Shingoose, keep working hard, pushing limits, and breaking glass ceilings.