Winnie is incredibly honoured to be Rainbow Railroad’s Managing Director, providing support to LGBTQ individuals seeking a safe haven from state-sponsored violence. Previously, she was the Director of Operations and Events for Inside Out, the annual Toronto and Ottawa LGBT Film Festival. She was with Inside Out for 16 fabulous years. Prior to that, Winnie worked with the City of Toronto for eight years. She is also a shareholder of the Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore. Winnie graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Semiotics and Communications and Women Studies, and a minor in Cinema Studies. With over 20 years of progressive project and events management experience, she has developed a keen eye for cutting edge and innovative ideas. Along with Winnie’s love of advocacy work and film, music is another passion: Winnie moonlights as a talented local DJ with a specialized interest in electro dance music.