2019 Session Description

Feminism at the Edge
It's not the 70s any more

For adults (teens welcome) • 60 minutes
Category: Learning

Is your understanding of feminism stuck in the 70s? Not sure what intersectionality really means? How do men fit in? What is marketplace feminism? Gendere innovation? How is Canadian feminism different from US feminism? How does it intersect with other movements? Does feminism needs to be rebranded?

The fact is that feminism is a robust, pluralistic social movement that has continued to grow, deepen and evolve globally — even if mainstream understanding of the movement has not. Given political winds and climate change, the feminist movement is arguably more relevant than ever.

In a safe, accepting environment, share your views, find out what feminist scholars today have to say about the world we live in, and how you can best help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Introduction to the core concepts of intersectionality, decolonialization and gender identity
  • Take in the feminist landscape, including types of feminism, and contrasting Canadian, US, and Chinese feminism as examples
  • Ways to continue your learning beyond Mindcamp, including how to engage with the feminist community and economy in your area
Petra Mutch
Toronto, ON
Petra Mutch is a serial social purpose entrepreneur and publisher, deeply committed to creating a more inclusive, just, human-centered and generative economy through the power of feminist business practice, pedagogy, theory, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her enterprise, Eve-volution Inc (2014), a B Corp certified, lean, networked feminist enterprise advocates for and designs programs that promote equity and inclusion in startup and community-based economic development ecosystems. Her magazine, LiisBeth serves as a convener, capacity-builder and voice for the growing, 10 000+ all gender, entrepreneurial feminist community.

Mutch is is a certified Feminist Business Model Canvas Master Coach and holds an EMBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. She is a co-founding co-producer of the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum—an educational, collaboration and resilience-crafting conference for entrepreneurial feminists of all genders. Her work was recently recognized in the Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries book which was published November 2017.

Mutch was recognized as one of Canada’s Inspiring 50 women in April 2018, and received the Collaboration Award from the Immigrant Women's Business Association during IWD 2019.


Petra is a returning presenter. Click to see what they've presented in the past.

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