2018 Inspiring Women

The 2018 Ban Righ Foundation Inspiring Women Event at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts will be held Thursday, Oct 25, 2018. Join us as we shine a spotlight on some of the contributions made by women at the University and in the Kingston community.

Special guests for the event include Kristin Cochrane, CEO of Penguin Random House Canada, ArtSci’94; poets, Linda Stitt and Alyssa Cooper; and the Cantabile Women’s Chorus.

The Ban Righ Foundation 2018 Mentorship Award will be presented posthumously to the late Queen’s drama professor Kim Renders. Kim is remembered as someone with a passion for community theatre, who was keenly aware of the challenges facing female performers, and who fought for more opportunities for women on stage. She had “inspirational qualities as a theatre professional, feminist, and award-winning teacher.” Kim mentored not only her students and performers but her colleagues as well.

The Ban Righ Foundation 2018 Leadership Award will be presented to Mara Shaw, executive director of Loving Spoonful since 2012. She is a cellist, a parent council member, and community activist who leads with compassion and encouragement. “Mara brings passion and boundless energy as a leader, cheerleader and activist to building a strong and sustainable community.” She is creative and innovative, and has obtained grants for the program and brought many people together for this cause.

For a PDF copy of the poster, click here: Inspiring Women 2018 Invitation