Speaker Series - toronto
Discussing the Ripple Effects in Corporate Canada
The #metoo campaign has facilitated the narrative around violence against women, with experiences being shared from personal and professional lives of women around the world. Naming the #metoo movement was just the beginning; we now need to be advocates in our corporate communities.
Join us to explore some of the many questions and themes which have emerged recently in the workplace, as a result of the #metoo movement. We must continue these discussions, opening up an inclusive space to address the opportunities and challenges associated with moving ‘beyond the hashtag’ to bring about real change. Learn about the critical tools and steps to build cultures where everyone feels safe and empowered.
- Learn about the critical tools and steps to build cultures where everyone feels safe and empowered.
8:00 am – Registration & Networking
8:30 am – 10:00 am – Breakfast, Networking & Discussion
10:00 am – Breakfast Concludes
10:00 am – 10:30 am – Optional Networking
Executive Advisor for Deloitte
Co-Leader, Doblin Canada
2018 Top 100 Award Winner
Zahra Ebrahim is a designer and urbanist, using participatory practices to engage citizens in the design of services, policies and infrastructure. She is an Executive Advisor to Deloitte on Civic Innovation, and a senior advisor to political and public interest initiatives across the country. For the past three years, she led Doblin Canada, engaging diverse sets of stakeholders to co-create solutions to complex organizational and industry challenges. Prior to Doblin, Zahra founded and led archiTEXT, working with communities to co-design towards better social outcomes and leading some of Canada’s most ambitious participatory infrastructure and policy programs. Zahra has taught at OCADU, MoMA, and currently teaches at UofT. She sits on the board of Jane’s Walk, St. Stephen’s Community House, Toronto Biennial, and CP Planning, and is an advisor for a range of organizations including Toronto Public Library, Progress Toronto, Code for Canada and ResilientTO.
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Kate McNeill-Keller is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. Kate represents and advises private and public sector employers in all aspects of labour and employment-related issues, including workplace harassment and human rights matters, and also acts as a workplace investigator. Her clients carry on business in a wide range of sectors, including government, retail, education, communications, banking and finance, insurance, energy, technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, and automotive. Kate is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is actively engaged in the firm’s culture and people initiatives. Kate is called to the New York and Ontario bars, having received both her JD and LLB.
Dr. Sarah Saska
Co-Founder and CEO, Feminuity
Two time Top 100 Award Winner
Dr. Sarah Saska is the Co-Founder and CEO of Feminuity, an organization that supports innovative companies to build diverse teams, inclusive products and processes, and company cultures where people feel they belong. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Western University, Pique Fund II, The MATCH International Women’s Fund and sits on the Board of Directors for Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence.
Sarah has twice been named amongst the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada as well as amongst Culture Amp’s list of “21 Diversity and Inclusion Leaders You Should Know.” Sarah has been featured by TEDx, Yahoo’s Open Concept, The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Bloomberg Law, Vice Sports, and The New York Times. Sarah lives in Toronto, Canada with her dog, Gordon.
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