face of leadership inclusive leadership forum sept 22-25

Join us during Gender Equality Week to learn how local companies 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 is intended for leaders at all levels who are working to create more equitable and inclusive workplaces. There will be opportunities to engage, gather inspiration, and build a more equal world.

Following this Forum, all attendees will receive a complimentary Event Summary Report and Best Practices Guide, which will include learning from the Forum as well as additional resources.

Register now for the Inclusive Leadership Forum

Downloadable Program Guide with Speaker Bios (PDF)


TUESDAY, SEPT 22, 12.00PM – 3.00PM

  • Opening and Land Acknowledgement by Mary Jane Joe
  • COVID 19 and Gender Equality: Challenges + Opportunities, Remarks by Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, Mitzie Dean, followed by Tina Strehlke, CEO Minerva BC
  • Holding Leaders Accountable for DEI Results with Michele Mawhinney, Vice President, People and Sustainability, YVR
  • Closing the Promotability Gap: How Organizations Can Accelerate Gender Balanced Leadership with Lisa Martin & Jennifer Dean

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 23, 12.00PM – 3.00PM

  • Building Inclusive Cultures with Diversio
  • Upstanders + Bystanders Workshop with Jake Stika, Founder, Next Gen Men

THURSDAY, SEPT 24, 12.00PM – 3.00PM

  • Empowering your Workplace to Combat against Emotional Tax, Makele Saidi + Erin Davis, Catalyst
  • Making Space for Indigenous Voices with Nikki Fraser, Indigenous Advocate

FRIDAY, SEPT 25, 12.00PM – 3.00PM

  • Engaging Leaders at All Levels – Panel Discussion with Kara Biles (Canfor), Rishi Sharma (BC Construction Association), and Ted Ockenden (BCLC)
  • Intentional Hiring: How Clio Used Quotas to Increase the Representation of Women with Ainsley Robertson, Manager, Developer Experience, Clio
  • Pay up for Progress: Tackling the Gender Wage Gap with Leslie Collin, Vice President, People and Culture

Register now for the Inclusive Leadership Forum

Click here to read the 2019 Inclusive Leadership Forum Best Practices Guide

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