Programming

Friday May 28, 2021

9:50 – 10:00

Welcoming Words #SIFN2021 (FR)

Joeline Jean-Claude – Vice President of Audace au Féminin

10:00 – 10:30

Indigenous Peoples and Black Peoples towards the same Fight? (FR, EN)

Moderator

Xanya Boncy – Comitted Citizen and Intervetion Worker

Panelist

Lee Anne Adams – Student, activist

10:30 – 10:45

Phenomenal Woman (FR)

Isabelle Adjahi – Vice President, Investor Relations and Sustainable Development, Lion Electric

12:00 – 13:00

The Place of Afro-entrepreneurs in the Economic Recovery (FR)

Moderator
Maudeleine Myrthil
– Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, Groupe 3737

Panelists

Awa Diarra – Founder and President, Snack Simple

 Christelle François – President of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Ana Marinescu – Manager, The Scotiabank Women Initiative

 Indira Moudi – CEO of Viandes Lafrance

16:30 – 17:00

Let’s Change the Game! (FR)

Moderator

Madina Diabaté – Recruiting Manager, Ubisoft

Panelist

Jennifer Lufau – Founder of Afrogameuse

18:50 – 19:00

The Honorary President Speech (FR)

Vickie Joseph – Founder and CEO of V Kosmetik & N.U.I by Vickie, Co-founder of Groupe 3737

19:00 – 19:30

Body Positivity: the Beauty behind all Shapes and Sizes (FR)

Moderator

Isabelle LeClair – Architect

Panelists

Fatima Khemilat – PhD student, Political Sciences

Pascale Lavache – Model, columnist and radio contributor

20:30 – 21:00

How to Cope with Racial Battle Fatigue? (EN)

Panelists

Khan Bouba – Consultant, McGill University

Nathan J.D Hall – Anti-Racism & Inclusion Practitioner

Final word – Day 1

Saturday May 29, 2021

10:00 – 10:30

The Power of the Pivot (EN)

Moderators

Déborah Cherenfant – President of the JCCM, Entrepreneur

Keriann Johnson – Account Manager, BDC

Panelists

Lola Adeyemi – Founder of It’s Souper

Mary-Anne Carignan – President of Purkinje

Yamila Franco – Co-founder of Nyoka Design Labs

10:30 – 10:40

Phenomenal Woman (FR)

Me Tamara Thermitus – Lawyer, former president of Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission

11:30 – 12:30

“Woke” in 2021: An Intergenerational Vision of Social Engagement (FR)

Moderator

Nolie Imprévert – Human Resources Director, Giant Tiger

Panelists

Maryse Alcindor – Lawyer, Commissioner at the Office de consultation publique de Montréal

First Black Woman deputy minister in Quebec public administration

Fatima Keita – Activist, Founder of Occupy the Hood

13:30 – 13:45

Phenomenal Woman (FR)

Marie-Andrée Ulysse – Interim Regional Coordinator, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Sector, CIUSSS

15:00 – 15:30

Make your Voice Heard : Let’s talk about Elections (FR, EN)

Moderator

Valérie-Micaela Bain – Journalist, Radio-Canada

Panelists

Bernadette Clément – Mayor of Cornwall

First black mayor in Ontario

Mindy Pollack – Borough councilor in Outremont, Montreal

18:00 – 19:00

Love isn’t About Hurt! Domestic Violence, still a Taboo Subject (FR)

Elisabeth Thomas – Hairdresser, Humorist

20:30 – 21:00

“Ce Québec qui m’habite” (FR)

Moderator

Melissa François – Journalist, ICI RDI

Panelist

Dominique Anglade – Leader of the Quebec Liberal Party

Final word – Day 2

Sunday May 30, 2021

10:00 – 10:30

Smoothie 101 (FR)

Lindsay Brun – Founder and owner of Sucre brun

10:30 – 10:45

Phenomenal Woman (FR)

Alexandra Bastiany – Cardiologist

First Black Canadian Female interventional cardiologist

11:30 – 12:00

Intersectional Ecology at the heart of the ecofeminists social justice struggle (FR, EN)

Panelists

Lourdenie Jean – Feminist, lecturer and speaker

Chúk Odenigbo – Ecologist

13:00 – 14:00

Impacting black women in position of power (FR)

Moderators

Cadleen Désir – President and CEO of Déclic

Sévrine Labelle – President and CEO of Femmessor

Panelists

Stéphanie Jecrois – Co-founder and Director of Montreal Technovation

 Aurore Robert-Mavounia – Founder and owner of Miss Mav, la fée des petits gourmands

 Tatiana Zinga Botao – Actress and artistic director of Théâtre de la Sentinelle

15:00 – 16:30

Racism has no color (FR)

Moderator

Coumba Ngom – Entrepreneur, Chairman of the Board – Compagnie F

Panelist

Martin Enault – Entrepreneur Lead – Centech, Chairman of the Board – Relief

Bochra Manaï – Anti-Racism Commissioner, City of Montreal

Sue Wang – Corporate and Commercial Lawyer

17:00 – 17:15

Phenomenal Woman (FR)

Glass Marcano – Conductor

First Black Conductor in France

17:30 – 18:30

“En français, svp”! The reality of Quebec’s Black-English Speaking Community (EN)

Moderator

Tiffany Callender – Co-founder, President and CEO of the African Canadian Federation of Economy (ACFE)

Panelists

Yolande JamesLawyer

Kassandra KernisanExecutive Director at DESTA Black Youth Network

19:00 – 20:00

Discussion with Assa Traoré : The fight continues (FR)

Moderator

Leila AhoumanStudent, Politics and International Development at McGill University

Panelist

Assa Traoré – Activist

“Personalities of the Year” by Time Magazine, recipient of a BET Global Good Award

20:00 – 20:15

2021 Viola Desmond Award

20:15 – 20:30

Final word and Closing #SIFN2021

Dorothy Rhau – Présidente of Audace au Féminin

Artistic Performance

Comitted Citizen and Intervetion Worker

student activist

Vice President, Investor Relations and Sustainable Development, Lion Electric

Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, Groupe 3737

Founder and CEO of Snack Simple

President of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Manager, The Scotiabank Women Initiative

CEO of Viandes Lafrance

Recruitment Manager, Ubisoft

Founder of Afrogameuse

Founder and CEO of V Kosmetik & N.U.I by Vickie, Co-founder of Groupe 3737

PhD student, Political Sciences

Model, columnist and rradio contributor

Consultant, McGill University

Anti-Racism & Inclusion Practitioner

President of the JCCM, Entrepreneur

Account Manager, BDC

Founder of It's Souper

President of Purkinje

Co-founder of Nyoka Design Labs

Lawyer, former president of Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission

Human Resources Director, Giant Tiger

Lawyer, Commissioner at the Office de consultation publique de Montréal;

Activist, Founder of Occupy the Hood

Interim Regional Coordinator, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Sector, CIUSSS

Journalist, Radio-Canada

Mayor of Cornwall, First black mayor in Ontario

Borough councilor in Outremont, Montreal

Hairdresser, Humorist

Journalist, Radio-Canada

Member of Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne, Leader of the Quebec Liberal Party

Founder and owner of Sucre brun

Interventional Cardiologist First Canadian Black Female interventional cardiologist

Feminist, lecturer and speaker

Ecologist

President and CEO of Déclic

President and CEO of Femmessor

Co-founder and Director of Montreal Technovation

Founder and owner of Miss Mav, la fée des petits gourmands

Actress and artistic director of Théâtre de la Sentinelle

Entrepreneur, Chairman of the Board at Compagnie F

Lead Entrepreneur - Centech, Chairman of the Board at Relief

Anti-Racism Commissioner, City of Montreal

Corporate and Commercial Lawyer

Conductor, First Black Conductor in France

Co-founder, President and CEO of the African Canadian Federation of Economy (ACFE)

Executive Director at DESTA Black Youth Network

Student, Politics and International Development at McGill University

Activist, "Personalities of the Year" by Time Magazine, recipient of a BET Global Good Award