Cate Friesen

“That’s still a big barrier – girls growing up and not having enough role models, so that they can imagine everything they could be. It’s the barrier of not being able to recognize opportunity because you haven’t been able to see it.”

Cate Friesen is using her voice to help others discover and amplify their stories.

Cate is a consultant and trainer specializing in storytelling and capacity-building for charitable organizations. She has 25 years’ experience as a documentary maker, producer, performer, trainer and coach. She led the team that created CBC’s multiple award-winning interactive Missing and Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls and was instrumental in the launch of CBC’s Indigenous Digital Unit.

Most recently, Cate has been involved with Girls Rock Winnipeg, part of a global movement dedicated to empowering female, trans, two-spirit, gender non-conforming people through rock music. Girls Rock Winnipeg aims to create supportive accepting spaces where people can come together to explore opportunities, build skills and confidence, alongside strong role models.

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