Ep 15: Empowering the world with fair and equal opportunity
Ascend Together · Empowering the world with fair and equal opportunity Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a significant focus for companies around the world and talent acquisition plays a big role in helping achieve DE&I. In this month’s podcast episode, Jahanzaib Ansari, Co-Founder and CEO, Knockri, speaks about how his company works with Fortune...
August 12, 2022
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Ep 14: Ascend Together for Trans Inclusion
Ascend Together · Ascend Together for Trans Inclusion “Using the right pronouns is not about being nice, it's about keeping people alive,” says @Dani Gomez-Ortega in our latest podcast episode. Dani, who is transgender and uses the pronouns she/her, talks to us about her own personal journey, and how we can equip our workplaces to...
July 17, 2022
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Ep 13. Fashioning culture and social entrepreneurship
Ascend Together · Fashioning culture and social entrepreneurship Starting a business is never easy, but what about starting a social enterprise? Gelaine Santiago, founder of Cambio & Co, an ethical fashion company, is focused on creating a sustainable livelihood for artisans in the Philippines (her home country) while celebrating Filipino craftsmanship, culture and history. Tune...
February 15, 2022
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Ep 12: Humanizing the Homeless Through Photography
Ascend Together · Humanizing the Homeless Through Photography Disrespected, dehumanized, misunderstood — these are the words that Leah den Bok wants you to see the next time you see someone experiencing homelessness. As a traveling photographer, Leah shines a light on their humanity and their struggles through her work. Join Leah as she talks about...
November 11, 2021
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Ep 11: Shifting the Paradigm For Social Good

What started out as a school project turned into a global initiative for social good for Fahad Tariq, Founder of Shift – a non-profit that turns animal waste into clean energy for communities in need. Join Fahad as he talks about how he conceived the idea for Shift and takes us through his entrepreneurial journey. Tune in to learn from Fahad on how to manage your day job and run a successful side-hustle.

September 9, 2021
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Ep 10: Combating racial bias, xenophobia, and discrimination

Janice Liu, SVP & GM, Magnet

April 25, 2021
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Ep 9: Choosing to Challenge: Women leading the way

Anilisa Sainani, RBC’s Chief Accountant and Jas Hothi, EY Partner

March 25, 2021
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Ep 8: Disability & Leadership – Being inclusive by design

Varun Chandak, Founder, Access to Success Organization

December 2, 2020
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Ep 7: Coming out matters – Be bold and show your pride

Johnnie Vu, Community Manager, RBC

October 20, 2020
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Ep 6: The Birth of Ascend Canada

Raj Krishnamoorthy, Partner Deloitte

August 1, 2020
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