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The 3rd annual Face of Leadership Inclusive Leadership Forum was held from September 21-23, 2021, in a virtual format. Event Summary and Resource Guide is now available.

20 amazing speakers and over 200 participants from 58 organizations across BC, joined us during Gender Equality Week to learn how companies in BC are overcoming their blind spots and are championing equality and diversity by adapting the practices and procedures used to identify, develop, and promote talent. This Forum was intended for leaders at all levels who are working to create more equitable and inclusive workplaces. The Forum offered opportunities to engage, gather inspiration, and build a more equal world.

You can download the full PROGRAM GUIDE with Speaker Bios here.

And here’s your printable AT-A-GLANCE document for the Forum.

Program Flow:

DAY 1 | Tuesday September 21 | 12:00-3:00pm

  • Welcome / Opening Remarks
    ·         Mary Jane Joe, Educator, Elder-in-Residence at Langara College
    ·         Gillian Buergin, Board Chair, Minerva BC
  • Gender Equality as an Innovation Challenge | In Conversation: Dr. Sarah Kaplan + Chantelle Krish
    ·         Dr. Sarah Kaplan, Director Institute for Gender and the Economy,  Rotman School of Management
    ·         Chantelle Krish, CEO, The KidSafe Project Society, Minerva BC Board Director
  • Moving from Intention to Action: Allyship and your Role in Reconciliation, Equity and Inclusion
    ·         Courtney Daws, Vice President, Governance and Policy, Castlemain
    ·         Mary Gerges, Lead, Strategic Engagement and Communications, Castlemain
  • Advancing Women Leaders: It Starts with Inclusion
    ·         Trish Mandewo, Founder and CEO, Synergy on Boards

 DAY 2 | Wednesday, September 22 | 12:00-3:00

  • Leading Inclusive Cultures from the Inside Out
    ·         Shalyma Cambridge, Senior Consultant and Leadership Coach, HRx
  • Why Unconscious Bias Training Doesn’t Work
    ·         Dr. Kristen Liesch, co-CEO and co-Founder, Tidal Equality
  • Embracing Transparency: Sharing Your EDI Progress with the World (Panel Discussion)
  • The Power of Mentorship to Achieve Gender Equality
    ·         Humaira Ahmed, CEO and Founder, Locelle

DAY 3 | Thursday, September 23 | 12:00-3:00

  • Advancing Equity Through Hybrid Work (Panel Discussion)
  • Driving Systemic Change in Organizations | In Conversation: Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson + Tina Strehlke
    ·         Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, Chief People Officer, BCLC, Author & Organizational Development Leader
    ·         Tina Strehlke, CEO, Minerva BC
  • Closing Keynote: Lessons Learned
    ·         Tej Singh Hazra, Senior Client Partner, Global Diversity & Inclusion, North America, Korn Ferry

The Forum was held on the Zoom platform. We look forward to hosting you in 2022!

Check out the 2021 Inclusive Leadership Forum Summary and Resource Guide.

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