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KEYNOTE SPEECHES, FIRESIDE CHATS, AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

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Book Ginella Massa 

Hear about Ginella Massa's inspiring journey to history-making news anchor. Invite Ginella to speak to your organization or school group, or participate in a panel discussion, on a number of topics, including: 

  • A Groundbreaking Journey through Journalism

  • How to Harness your Power and Succeed by Being Your Authentic Self 

  • The Importance of Inclusion and Representation 

  • Objectivity and Bias in News

  • The Future of Broadcast News and Digital Media

  • Fake News & Media Literacy

PAST EVENTS

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Breaking Barriers: Confronting Islamophobia
June 4, 2023
Canada's first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia, Amira Elghawaby, and Canadian Screen Award-winning journalist and news anchor Ginella Massa join London Muslim Mosque for a reflection on the second anniversary of the hate crime that killed four members of the Afzaal family 
Mount Royal University
March 8, 2022
International Women's Day: "Forging New Pathways"
Two students from MRU’s Journalism and Digital Media Program interview Canadian television journalist and CBC news anchor Ginella Massa, discussing inclusivity, representation and allyship in media.
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Carleton Journalism School 
Sept 7, 2021
Carleton University's Journalism Program welcomed Ginella Massa, host of CBC's Canada Tonight to share her inspiring story at the first in-person event for students since the pandemic began. 
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National Council of Canadian Muslims 
March 8, 2021
"Together We Rise: A Discussion on the Experiences of Canadian Muslim Women"
NCCM Celebrates International Women's day with CBC's Ginella Massa, and author Uzma Jalaluddin to inspire Muslim women and advocate for human rights. 
Gibraltar Leadership Academy - Online Youth Conference
April 19, 2020
"Paving Your Path"
Canada's first hijab wearing anchor Ginella Massa speaks with highschool students about her journey to success, and the importance of creating your own opportunities.
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Plan Canada
June 19, 2018
"Gender Equality in the Media"
Plan Canada invites broadcast powerhouses Cheryl Hickey, Melissa Grelo, Ginella Massa, 
and Andrea Bain to talk about the challenges women in the media face and the future of the industry. 
NASH80 Connect
Jan 4, 2018

"Changing the face of broadcast news
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Ginella Massa delivers the opening night keynote at the Canadian University Press' annual conference for journalism students. Canada’s first hijab-wearing television anchor shares her journey to the anchor desk, and discusses the importance of representation in the newsroom, both on- and off-screen.
Crowe Soberman's Women for Women Event
November 2017

"Lead Like a Girl: Empowering Risk"
CityNews' Ginella Massa shares her personal story of taking risks and overcoming obstacles to become Canada's first hijab-wearing news anchor.
FLARE #CareerGoals Panel (VIDEO) 
Sept 21, 2017
Three honourees from FLARE Magazine's #HowIMadeIt list sit down to discuss success, millennial stereotypes, and side hustles. 
 
Women of Influence
Sept 6, 2017
Evening Series Opening Keynote 
The fall season of the Women of Influence Evening Series opened to a standing ovation as 200+ emerging leaders came together for a powerful keynote speech by CityNews reporter Ginella Massa. Her candid account  made us laugh, cry, and left us inspired to take the next step in our own career advancement, while challenging us to consider how we can all contribute to creating a more inclusive workforce around us.
This is WorldTown
Feb 21 2017
"Muslim Women Media-Makers Fight Back" 
Ginella Massa, Amel Monsur, and Eman Bare discuss the challenged faces as Black, Muslim women working in mainstream media. 
Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
Jan 20, 2017
Ginella Massa speaks to student leaders at CFS-O's annual general meeting about the importance of making your voice heard.  
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