Invisible workload of women: experiences, research and more

Cartoon image of women of different races and professions

This International Women’s Day join The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education at York University to learn about the invisible workload of women, and how it impacts everyone.

The event, titled “The Invisible List,” takes place March 8 and features three panelists who will share their experiences, research and ways in which we can do better in taking care of one and other.

The panelists are:

Joanie Cameron Pritchett
Joanie Cameron Pritchett has dedicated her life to gender equality, workers’ rights, democracy and social justice. She is currently the director of The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education at York University.

Joanie Cameron Pritchett
Joanie Cameron Pritchett

Pritchett believes that life-long learning is her trajectory and has leaned into her studies with an open mind and the desire to learn and unlearn along the way.

She has completed a master’s program in alternate dispute resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School (LLM) and graduated in 2013 with a master’s in leadership at the University of Guelph. She is currently pursuing her doctorate and this research is centred around a risk assessment tool for colleges and universities to apply to complaints of sexual violence.

Pritchett provides support and resources to the community that she serves. She enjoys learning and growing herself, and helping her team thrive and support community members through a trauma-informed and human-centred approach.

Dr. Homira Osman
Dr. Homira Osman (she/her) is a clinician and scientist with a unique mix of clinical, operational, health system and population health leadership experience. Her work as an audiologist instilled in her a love for the translation of well-designed research evidence into clinical practice for optimal patient care. She has a special focus on patient-oriented research, patient-research partnerships, and influencing health public policy related to equitable access to fair and timely diagnoses and treatments for the rare disease community in Canada. Aside from full-time employment, Osman is a mother to two young children, a wife, a sister, a daughter and an advocate. 

Paula Gowdie Rose
Paula Gowdie Rose (she/her) is a daughter, mother, wife, workplace advocate to many, graduate student and student of life, as well as employed full-time. She is a Black woman with an interest in understanding the experiences of Black women, including her own, in Canadian workplaces, the roles that organizations play in the continued oppression of Black women and the effects of racism and oppression. 

For the agenda and full details, visit The Centre’s website. Register for this virtual event, running from noon to 1 p.m., by emailing