Becoming an Inclusive Leader
Sponsored by: PwC
Workshop Speaker: Kim Vander Aerschot
Inclusive leadership means being aware of your own biases and preferences, seeking out different views and perspectives to inform better decision-making, and making space for belonging.
In this workshop session, we will explore what it means to be an inclusive leader, provide practical techniques on how to create a psychologically safe workplace, and use perspectives from behavioural science to empower participants to lead inclusively.
Kim is a Partner in PwC’s Financial Services Consulting practice based in Toronto where she specializes in People & Organization. She has been consulting with leading Financial Institutions in Canada and the U.S. for 20+ years. She has extensive experience in the areas of business transformation, change management, operating model design, delivering talent and organizational design solutions. Kim has a track record of successfully leading major change management efforts in support of organizational transformations and helping FIs respond to complex change.
Solving Complex Problems
Workshop Speaker: Dr. Wissam Al-Hussaini
Learn how leaders deal with complexity in the uncertain environments. Define complex problems and discover effective tools to solve them.
Wissam AlHussaini, a professor with the Schulich School of Business, holds a PhD in Business Administration from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Over the years, Wissam has designed and delivered numerous training programs for major companies all over the world, including the United Nations, Telus Mobile-Mastercom, Johnson & Johnson, Manitoba Government, Chevron-Philips, Mastercard and Shell Petro-chemicals among others
Leading with Curiosity & Authenticity
Sponsored by: Bell Canada
Workshop Speaker: Angie Harrop
Come enjoy a fireside chat with Angie Harrop on her journey to confidence, authenticity and inclusive leadership and how individuals, leaders and organizations can advance inclusion in the workplace.
Angie Harrop is Director, Talent Management & Engagement at Bell Canada who is passionate about human resource and business strategy. She has lead many broad reaching change initiatives throughout her career in Mergers & Acquisitions, business transformation, employee experience, diversity & inclusion, and talent & career development. Angie’s skill in building connection between strategy, organizational design & operational execution, cultivates employee engagement and maximizes business results. Angie volunteers as a speaker and mentor with community service groups supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth in Toronto.
RootWork: Setting Inclusive Goals
Workshop Speaker: Toks Ayinla
Join Toks Ayinla as she walks you through a 4 part RootWork Goal Setting Technique for inclusivity. At the end of the hour you will develop a trackable action plan on how you can live and work inclusively.
Toks Ayinla is a best-selling author, speaker, coach and course creator. Her work is centred around empowering youth, millennials and corporate employees with a focus on promoting diversity and inclusion, through creative, practical and culturally relatable methods. Toks also consults with organizations to develop policy and strategies from an equity lens.
Career changes – Mindset shifts across industry and consulting
Sponsored by: Deloitte
Workshop Speaker: Raman Rai
Learn insider tips on how to navigate career opportunities transitioning between industry and consulting.
Raman is a Global Lead Client Service Partner at Deloitte and leads the Global Commercial Banking network, leveraging Deloitte’s global capabilities to meet the needs of leading Commercial Banks around the world. Passionate about entrepreneurship and global trade, Raman has established herself as a globally recognized leader in Financial Services having spent the last 20 years in the industry. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2017, Raman was with the HSBC Group as a Senior Commercial Banking Executive.
New Ways of Working on Global Team
Sponsored by: Manulife
Workshop Speaker: Kary Kwok & Mamta Sethi
Get the latest tips on how Manulife is fostering employee engagement in a flexible model and preparing people leaders to manage their teams spread globally across Canada, US, and Asia.
Kary Kwok is a member of Manulife’s Group Functions Technology and Global Data team. She is responsible for delivery performance in a portfolio of cross-functional initiatives, overseeing strategic IT planning aligned with Manulife’s goals, and increasing operational excellence across 130+ applications supported by technology suppliers.
Mamta Sethi is the Vice President, Global Technology Strategy & Transformation at Manulife. In her role, Mamta is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Global Technology function for Manulife, working across geographies, and collaborating with Segment CIOs and Enterprise Strategy team to deliver on Manulife’s financial and operational plans. Outside of work, Mamta participates on many boards, actively involved in over 10 charities, has a strong passion for running and spending time with her two children and family.
Mergers and Acquistions – Considerations around Artificial Intelligence
Sponsored by: KPMG
Workshop Speaker: Aditya Narasimha
Aditya Narasimha (Manager, Technology M&A in KPMG Canada) will be presenting an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the considerations around AI in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). Join the workshop to learn more about the following topics!
Aditya is a Manager in KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice. He specializes in generating value through Information Technology (IT) in mergers and acquisitions, with experience in diligence, as well as integrations and separations. Aditya has an extensive background in IT, having advised clients across multiple industries, including Manufacturing, Aerospace, Healthcare, Technology, Energy and Utilities in Canada, US, Singapore and India.
Aditya has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University with a combined focus on Finance and Operations and an MS in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York.
How to Ask Better Questions
Sponsored by: Scotiabank / Tangerine
Workshop Speaker: Nancy Lau
Come join in on this workshop to understand:
- The implications of asking a good question the wrong way.
- How to recognize and respond to a question that feels wrong
- How to ask better questions
Nancy Lau is a Director of Internal Audit at Scotiabank responsible for engagements related to risk culture, environmental, social and governance (ESG) and non-financial risk areas. She is also a committee member/volunteer/mentor for several women in leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the Bank.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, she held various roles at BMO Financial Group and Deloitte in areas including internal audit, operational risk, ethics, sustainability, and tax. Nancy is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. She loves to travel, snowboard and cook.