Openly Presents ConnectionCa

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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As a changemaker, are you and the women you work with feeling the weight of caring for your family, team and communities? Are you seeing the responsibilities for care work – amidst relentless complexity – negatively impacting women’s personal mental, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing?

In this interactive workshop, we unpacked care work, the care economy and its impacts on women through an intersectional lens. Pamela Uppal and Lisa Watson co-facilitated an interactive conversation about the experiences and impacts on women changemakers of engaging in formal and informal care work during the pandemic and strategized solutions for change.

our hosts

Chanel Grenaway

Pamela Uppal – Policy Advisor, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Pamela Uppal cares deeply about how women experience the world and so over the past 10 years she has focused on building gender equitable systems by bridging frontline work, research initiatives, and public policy advocacy activities. She led a nonprofit organization as a student volunteer, was a frontline worker at a multi-service agency, designed diversity trainings, and collaborated on multiple research projects exploring gender and race. Currently, she is a policy advisor at the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) leading its future of work, decent work for women, and care economy policy files with gender and intersectional lenses. Through her consultancy work she advises various stakeholders on tackling complex social issues through policy, programs, and outreach. Her community involvement includes sitting on the board of Laadliyan – celebrating and empowering daughters, mentoring young women and girls interested in social justice work, and building informal networks for collective action.


Lisa Watson

Lisa Watson – Co-Founder, Openly

Lisa Watson is a trusted social impact strategist with 20+ years of experience helping changemakers to navigate complexity and transform human systems. Lisa’s human-centered, collaborative approach builds trusting relationships through meaningful dialogue, shared learning and purposeful planning. As a consultant and coach for social purpose organizations and networks, she facilitates strategy design, learning, organizational development and system leadership. Lisa is known for her ability to illuminate strengths, listen deeply and bring strategies to life.