Marcie is the Founder and President of Canadian Equality Consulting or CEC; a company that supports workplaces to increase their diversity, build equitable systems, processes, and policies, as well as creates inclusive cultures where all people in their full diversity can thrive. She has a master’s degree in international conflict resolution from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a bachelor’s degree in political studies, and extensive experience in gender analysis, DEI methodology, and framework development, diversity and inclusion, policy and program development, and stakeholder engagement.
She has presented on gender equality to the United Nations, the Canadian House of Commons, the World Bank, and was recognized as a SHE Innovator by UN Women for her work to advance gender equality as well as the Premier’s Award of Excellence for innovation. Under her leadership, CEC was nominated and won as ‘Top 10 D&I Firm in the world in 2022’ and CEC has also received an award from Canadian Business for the ‘Most Supportive Workplace Culture!’
Dr. Dawn Johnston is a Teaching Professor in Communication, Media and Film, and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary. She holds a PhD and MA in Communication Studies from the University of Calgary, and a BA (Honours) in English and Women’s Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She teaches, researches, and provides media commentary on gender and sexuality in popular culture, and has previously served as emcee of the Coming Out Monologues and Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Calgary’s Centre for Sexuality.