The International Society of Female Professionals Recognizes Dr. Laurie Harding


Based in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada, Laurie Harding is an Indigenous Anti-Racism Educator, Facilitator, and Coach as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria. Laurie is personally and professionally invested in human rights broadly. After facilitating thousands of discussions with health, mental health, justice and child welfare workers across Canada in BC, Ontario, and Manitoba, she was morally compelled to examine how to stop the stereotype harm of Indigenous peoples.

Laurie completed her Doctor of Education degree in 2018 with a research focus on Indigenous specific anti-racism. Her thesis can be viewed here: Thesis: What’s the harm? Examining the Stereotyping of Indigenous Peoples in Health Systems. She continually learns from, consults and collaborates with Indigenous mentors and Indigenous and Settler anti-racism leaders in exposing, examining and interrupting Indigenous specific racism. Laurie is a member of the BC Association of Registered Social Workers. She is invested in supporting staff working in colonial systems by debriefing systemic racism and supporting system accountability.

She also co-wrote a Book Chapter: White Benevolence: Racism and Colonial Violence in the Helping Professions Chapter 4: How Indigenous-specific Racism is Coached into Health Systems Dr. Barry Lavallee and Dr. Laurie Harding

Dr. Harding ECE, BACYC, MSW, RSW, EdD is specialized in Insight Indigenous Anti-Racism Coaching Services. Passionate about her work, she looks forward to connecting with likeminded professionals.

International Society of Female Professionals Member, Dr. Laurie Harding, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.

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