Margaret DeRosia (She/Her/Hers)


Margaret DeRosia is a Toronto-based writer and editor who has run her own consultancy, Mighty Fine Writer, since 2010. She has worked with Artscape, Book Summit, the Canadian Film Centre, the Documentary Organization of Canada, and other organizations and individuals in the arts sector. A former dancer, bookseller, and professor of film and media studies at Western University, she is currently completing her first novel, Eight Strings, a work of historical fiction on a queer puppeteer in late nineteenth-century Venice, and for which she won both an Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council grant..

By PK Mutch

News media entrepreneur, freelance journalist, Canadian Association of Journalists member, former book publishing executive, zine-maker and startup professional.  Marigold Capital advisory board. Recipent of Inspiring Top 50 Women in STEM in 2018. Profiled in Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries. Founder  and former President of award-winning Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, Canada's 8th B-Corp, which under her leadership received the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation (2009). Petra currently works to advance inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation in public policy and startup ecosystems with a particular emphasis on gender equity.  Petra is the founding publisher of Liisbeth. Follow Petra on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.