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Character & Candour Conference

February 12, 2019

Tarana Burke

*This is a private event for Ivey students and is not open to the public.

The Institute for Leadership will be hosting the 6th Annual Leader Character & Candour Conference for the HBA1 students on Tuesday February 12. The event includes leaders who will deliver compelling messages about the importance character and candour in our professional and personal lives.  

Closing keynote speaker: Tarana Burke is an African-American social justice activist. She's most well-known as the founder of the "Me Too" movement in 2006.  Tarana has dedicated her life to social justice work and giving strength and voice to those who experienced sexual trauma or harassment.  She and other female activists were honoured as The Silence Breakers were collectively named as TIME's 2017 Person of the Year.  Burke was also selected as one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People of 2018".  She currently serves at the Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn as its senior director.   

The day is made possible by generous alumni, a husband and wife team, who so firmly believe in the importance of leadership and candour, that they donated $1 million to support research and teaching in this critical area.


Private Student Event


  • Leadership
  • HBA1