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Montreal Lakeshore University Women’s Club

Oct 03, 2011

Montreal Lakeshore University Women's Club

3350 Sources Blvd, Pointe-Claire, QC

Drawing on her research in India, Sheila talked about how enterprising women with little or no education have graduated from taking small microcredit loans for individual businesses to start a bank, a diary and an embroidery company that are drawing them into the mainstream economy.

University of Pennsylvania Microfinance Conference, Philadelphia

Aug 09, 2011

Huntsman Hall, Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

In a panel on , Sheila talked about the empowerment of grassroots Indian women who are creating independent cooperatives and pushing for social justice.

The National Business Book Award

May 12, 2011

Toronto, Canada

Sheila was a finalist for the National Business Book Award for her book.

The award was given May 12 when Sheila was in China as an observer with a student group from the University of Pennsylvania which was working with a community organization promoting microcredit.

Visit the The National Business Book Award website to learn more.

Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival

May 01, 2011

Holiday Inn

Dahlia Room, 99 Viger Street (Place d'Armes Metro), Montreal

Sheila, on the short list for the National Business Book Award of Canada, talked about India from the Outside with writers Clark Blaise and Merrily Weisbord with host Deborah Baker.

Visit the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival website to learn more.

Westmount Public Library

Mar 30, 2011

Westmount Public Library

4574 Sherbrooke West, Westmount, Quebec

Sheila showed photographs and spoke on the topic: 

University Women’s Club of Montreal

Feb 16, 2011

Atwater Club

3505 Atwater, Montreal, Quebec

Sheila talked about How Microcredit in India is Promoting an Exciting New Financial Literacy, with photographs.

Salon du livre de Montréal

Nov 20, 2010

Place Bonaventure

800, rue De La Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal, Québec

Sheila will be signing copies of Saris en Scooter – La révolution du microcrédit dans l’Inde des villages.

Visit the Salon du Livre de Montréal website to learn more.

Take Action, Queen’s University Branch, Kingston

Dunning Hall, Queen's University

University and Union Street, Kingston, ON

Sheila addressed the group with photographs on “ Attacking Poverty Through Microcredit — Challenges in India.”

World Federalist Annual Luncheon Meeting Montreal Chapter

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1384 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec

Attacking Poverty Through Microcredit—Challenges in India was the title of a talk Sheila gave about her experiences researching microcredit in India. She also showed photographs. Members only.

Havergal College, Toronto

Havergal College

Toronto, ON, Canada

Under the title Life Experience - the Great Teacher Sheila talked to students about the accomplishments of grassroots Indian women she met while researching microcredit in village India.

Toronto-Calcutta Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner

Toronto-Calcutta Foundation

Missisauga, Ontario

Sheila was a guest speaker.

Visit the Toronto-Calcutta Foundation website to learn more.

McGill University

McGill University, Bronfman Building

Room 451, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec

Sheila spoke at an event entitled Social Entrepreneurship – Challenging conventional paradigms of development.

Beaconsfield Library

Beaconsfield Library

303 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, Quebec

Sheila discussed her book Saris on Scooters — How Microcredit is Changing Village India.

University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for South Asian Studies

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

Toronto Microfinance Conference & Gala

Allstream Centre

105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, Ontario

Visit the website to learn more.

Pointe-Claire Library

Pointe-Claire Library

100 Douglas-Shand, Pointe-Claire, Quebec

Sheila talked about her book Saris on Scooters — How Microcredit is Changing Village India.

Atwater Library, Lunchtime Author Series

Atwater Library

Montreal, QC

Université de Montréal, Summer School, Course on India

Université de Montréal

Montreal, QC