Helping journalists, producers and conference planners find the female guests, speakers and expert sources they need.

Past Presentations

Informed Opinions’ founder and catalyst, Shari Graydon, has delivered tailored keynotes, public lectures, panel presentations and informal lunch and learns to and at a wide variety of audiences and events. A skilled facilitator, she is also frequently asked to moderate panel discussions and MC events. For more information about availability and booking, contact us.

Date Organization Location
Jun 2017 Automobile Industries Association conference keynote Collingwood, ON
Jun 2017 #MoveTheDial Women in Tech event presentation Toronto, ON
May 2017 BlackRock internal lunch & learn Toronto, ON
May 2017 Torys LLP client luncheon keynote Toronto, ON
May 2017 West Coast Women in Engineering, Science & Technology conference panel Vancouver, BC
May 2017 MCWESTT conference keynote Winnipeg, MB
Apr 2017 Odgers Berndtson client event keynote Toronto, ON
Apr 2017 National Women’s Retreat presentation Victoria, BC
Mar 2017 Women in Business and Leadership Summit keynote Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Mar 2017 Carleton Journalism School guest lecture Ottawa, ON
Mar 2017 EY client event panel facilitation Ottawa, ON
Feb 2017 Universities Canada panel presentation Ottawa, ON
Feb 2017 Verity Club presentation Toronto, ON
Nov 2016 University of Saskatchewan Womentorship keynote Saskatoon, SK
Nov 2016 Women in Nuclear Conference keynote Toronto, ON
Oct 2016 Council of Women Executives facilitated session Ottawa, ON
Oct 2016 Speaking Her Mind Conference keynote Calgary, AB
Oct 2016 University of New Brunswick public guest lecture Fredericton, NB
Jun 2016 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum presentation Toronto, ON
May 2016 University of Toronto, Judy Project guest lecture Toronto, ON
Mar 2016 Hay Mujeres inaugural conference keynote Santiago, Chile
Mar 2016 CCIC Women Making Change event, “Ignite” presentation Ottawa, ON
Mar 2016 Gowling WLG International Women’s Day presentation Ottawa, ON
Mar 2016 Canada Food Inspection Agency International Women’s Day presentation Ottawa, ON
Feb 2016 Peter Lougheed Leadership College guest lecture Edmonton, AB
Feb 2016 Government of Alberta, Unbitten Tongues event Edmonton, AB
Nov 2015 Rotman School of Management guest lecture Toronto, ON
Oct 2015 University of Ottawa guest lecture Ottawa, ON
Sep 2015 McMaster public lecture Toronto, ON
Sep 2015 Toronto Council presentation Toronto, ON
Sep 2015 Women at the Top presentation Ottawa, ON
Aug 2015 Women of Impact (in Materials, Metallurgy and Mining) presentation Toronto, ON
Jun 2015 SSHRC/NSERC guest presentation Ottawa, ON
Jun 2015 Canadian Association of Journalists conference panel Halifax, NS
May 2015 Unbitten Tongues panel discussion Ottawa, ON
May 2015 Rotman School of Management, Judy Project guest lecture Toronto, ON
Mar 2015 Women in Government presentation Edmonton, AB
Nov 2014 Osler Public Forum Toronto, ON
Nov 2014 Public Dialogue with Rt.Hon. Kim Campbell Vancouver, BC
Nov 2014 Global Health Conference – panel talk Ottawa, ON
Oct 2014 University of Windsor Distinguished Visitor – public talk Windsor, ON
Oct 2014 University of Alberta – public lecture Edmonton, AB
Oct 2014 Alberta Women Entrepreneurs – event presentation Edmonton, AB
Oct 2014 Discourse & Dynamics conference – panel presentation Sackville, NB
Jun 2014 Political Campaign School for Women keynote, Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax, NS
Jun 2014 Centre for Women in Business leadership luncheon keynote Halifax, NS
May 2014 Rotman School of Business, Public Debate Toronto, ON
May 2014 Rotman School of Business, Judy Project keynote Toronto, ON
May 2014 CCWESTT Conference keynote Regina, SK
May 2014 Nurses Association of New Brunswick conference keynote Fredericton, NB
Apr 2014 Sustainable Prosperity Conference presentation Ottawa, ON
Mar 2014 Octopus Books launch of Defending Battered Women on Trial (MC, Moderator) Ottawa, ON
Feb 2014 WalMart Women in Retail conference keynote Toronto, ON
Nov 2013 Media Smarts youth conference panel presentation Ottawa, ON
Nov 2013 International Gender Summit (NSERC moderator) Washington, DC, USA
Oct 2013 Nobel Women’s Initiative & Ecology Ottawa (MC, Moderator) Ottawa, ON
Jun 2013 Congress 2013 Career Corner presentation Victoria, BC
Jun 2013 Famous Five Foundation luncheon keynote Calgary AB
Jun 2013 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Conference panel Toronto, ON
May 2013 Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto, Judy Project keynote Toronto, ON
Apr 2013 Canadian Teachers Federation keynote Toronto, ON
Apr 2013 Canadian Women’s Foundation keynote Ottawa, ON
Apr 2013 Geek Girl Ottawa dinner presentation Ottawa, ON
Mar 2013 WomanACT retreat presentation Toronto, ON
Mar 2013 McMaster University public lecture Hamilton, ON
Mar 2013 Women in Leadership Foundation luncheon remarks Calgary, AB
Mar 2013 University of Regina, public lecture Regina, SK
Feb 2013 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Paris, France
Feb 2013 University of British Columbia public lecture Vancouver, BC
Jan 2013 University of Calgary public lecture Calgary, AB
Dec 2012 International Women’s Foundation luncheon remarks Vancouver, BC
Dec 2012 TEDx Sandy Hill Women Ottawa, ON
Oct 2012 Association of Women Lawyers of Alberta – luncheon talk Calgary, AB
Oct 2012 Mount Royal University – public lecture Calgary, AB
Oct 2012 Women in Capital Markets – luncheon talk Toronto, ON
Jun 2012 Canadian Nurses Association – AGM keynote Vancouver, BC
Jun 2012 Canadian Public Health Association – conference workshop Edmonton, AB
Jun 2012 Canadian Women’s Foundation – conference keynote Calgary, AB
May 2012 Congress 2012 – public talk Waterloo, ON
Apr 2012 Media Club of Ottawa – public talk Ottawa, ON
Apr 2012 Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada conference keynote Montreal, QC
Feb 2012 Vancouver Public Salon Vancouver, BC
Feb 2012 Concordia University public lecture Montreal, QC
Jan 2012 University of Toronto public lecture and panel moderation Toronto, ON
Sep 2011 University of Waterloo public lecture Waterloo, ON
Aug 2011 Business and Professional Women’s Association conference keynote Ottawa, ON
Jul 2011 Equal Voice – AGM presentation Ottawa, ON
Jun 2011 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Toronto, ON
Jun 2011 Carleton University – guest lecture Ottawa, ON
Mar 2010 Simon Fraser University – public lecture Burnaby, BC
Jan 2010 Western University – public lecture London, ON
Jan 2010 University of Victoria – public lecture Victoria, BC
Dec 2009 University of Ottawa – public lecture Ottawa, ON