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External - Informed Opinions Writing Compelling Commentary Workshop

Thursday, September 19th 2019
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Toronto, ON

Writing Compelling Commentary Workshop
This highly interactive workshop builds women’s leadership capacity and enhances their credibility and influence. It provides participants with the confidence and tools to contribute their expertise to the public discourse through compelling, short-form written commentary for newspaper op ed pages and online sites. The session equips women to:

  • Own and articulate their authority as experts (recognizing and addressing the entrenched undervaluing of women’s expertise by both society and women themselves);
  • Understand the essential elements and format of newspaper commentaries, including how to build a concise, persuasive and accessible argument that is likely to engage a lay audience;
  • Increase their publication prospects by linking their expertise to the news and enhancing the relevancy and timeliness of their knowledge;
  • Submit their work to online and print editors.

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