About Steph

Steph Guthrie is a feminist advocate, organizer and analyst focusing on the intersections of gender, culture and technology. As founder of Women in Toronto Politics, she produces events and online resources to promote a more gender-inclusive civic discourse.

As a consultant Steph helps groups in the public and non-profit sectors expand their reach and deepen their impact, and helps businesses ensure their products, services and customer engagement are gender equitable. Her favourite type of consulting work is creating educational resources, which she has done for organizations including Mozilla, the National Film Board and the White Ribbon Campaign. She also designs and leads workshops, develops content strategies and produces events.

As a public speaker and facilitator, Steph creates comfortable spaces to discuss uncomfortable things. Her passionate and accessible keynotes, panels and workshops challenge long-held ideas in our collective consciousness about topics like rape culture, the internet and inequality. She illuminates constructive and compelling alternatives to the status quo that help audience members envision their roles in cultural change and galvanize them into action.

Steph’s work has been profiled by outlets including the Toronto Star, CP24, the Globe & Mail and CityNews, and her comments on politics, feminism, technology and pop culture have been featured on CBC’s The Current and The National, ET Canada, Global News and FLARE Magazine. Steph holds a Master of Arts in Communication & Culture from York and Ryerson Universities. Check out her online resume if you like, and follow her on Twitter at @amirightfolks.

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  1. Loved your post: ‘Infuriating things people say to women musicians’ and just wanted to share a couple of my favorites… Early in my professional playing life, I worked for many years in an ‘all girl blues band’.
    Actual audience member comments included:
    (Guys drinking at the bar); ‘I wonder where the band is…that looks like their girlfriends carrying in the gear…’
    (Guys in front row of club); ‘Wow, it’s an all-girl band but none of them is wearing a skirt…what’s the point?!’
    The best thing to do in the face of those attitudes is to remember why you are playing music in the first place: keep getting better at your craft, love and nourish your passion – and refuse to go away!
    I’ve been a professional blues guitarist in a male dominated scene for 25 years now. Thanks again for a great post.

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