Event Galleries – Women of Influence http://www.womenofinfluence.ca Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:44:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 2018 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/11/26/canadian-women-entrepreneur-awards-gala-2018/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:54:17 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=192859 #ngg-gallery-e2e0277f3f3f6782189e856f6d1f3e95 .ngg-pro-masonry-item { margin-bottom: 10px; }
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Women of Influence Evening Series – Tech Panel http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/11/15/women-of-influence-evening-series-tech-panel/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:49:49 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=191266 #ngg-gallery-21cf854156591cec3be6dbedb0098253 .ngg-pro-masonry-item { margin-bottom: 10px; }
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Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Michele Romanow http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/11/05/micheleromanow/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 21:49:07 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=190401 #ngg-gallery-4444966187afc6d541ed79c544886430 .ngg-pro-masonry-item { margin-bottom: 10px; }
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2018 Global Leaders Dinner Series – Calgary http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/10/04/2018-global-leaders-dinner-series-calgary/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:44:20 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=189018 The Global Leaders Dinner Series is an exceptional program, bringing together an outstanding group of notable women who are leveraging their influence to grow their impact and create change.

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Women of Influence Evening Series – Karen Brookman http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/10/04/women-of-influence-evening-series-karen-brookman/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:43:36 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=188899 On September 27th, 2018 we hosted the Women of Influence Evening Series in downtown Calgary, featuring Karen Brookman, Chief Innovation Officer at West Canadian Digital Imaging.

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Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Mandy Rennehan http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/10/04/women-of-influence-luncheon-series-mandy-rennehan-2/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:22:30 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=188853 On September 27th, 2018 we hosted the Women of Influence Luncheon Series in downtown Calgary, featuring Blue Collar CEO & Founder of Freshco.ca, Mandy Rennehan. 

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Women of Influence Evening Series – Janet Zuccarini http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/09/17/women-of-influence-janet-zuccarini/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:01:00 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=188143 On September 13th, 2018, we welcomed Janet Zuccarini, Owner of Gusto 54 Restaurant Group, to the podium at the Women of Influence Evening series to discuss how she masterfully expanded her empire in what is considered a notoriously cutthroat industry and has become one of our country’s most powerful female entrepreneurs.

 

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Women of Influence Evening Series – Katie Telford http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/06/22/women-of-influence-katie-telford/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:21:43 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=186260 On June 19th, 2018, we welcomed Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, to the podium at the Women of Influence Evening series to discuss her career progression and how she became the most powerful woman in Canadian Politics.

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Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Understanding Intersectionality http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/05/30/women-of-influence-luncheon-series-understanding-intersectionality/ Wed, 30 May 2018 17:42:55 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=185424 On May 29, 2018 we hosted the Women of Influence Luncheon Series in downtown Toronto, featuring a panel of diversity and inclusion thought leaders including Karen Craggs-Milne, Rachel Lauren Clark, Dauna Jones-Simmonds and Moderator, Carolyn Lawrence. 

 

Key takeaways: 

  • Intersectionality is the existence of multiple and overlapping forms of oppression, which intersect in different configurations for each individual, creating unique experiences and sets of social barriers.  
  • People may experience oppression in different areas of their own intersectionality. Those with privilege carry a social responsibility to make room for those who feel disadvantaged and approach them through partnership, not pity – ie. adopt the “I have your back” principle. 
  • As organizations look to the future of their inclusion strategies, a mainstreaming approach puts the entire business framework up for discussion in an effort to create radical change. The less successful alternative is integration, which strives to keep the current business model status quo and layer on diversity initiatives without ‘shaking things up too much’. 

 

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Women of Influence Evening Series – Olivia Nuamah http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2018/05/07/women-of-influence-evening-series-olivia-nuamah/ Mon, 07 May 2018 16:14:27 +0000 http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/?p=184586 On May 3rd, 2018, we welcomed Olivia Nuamah, Executive Director of Toronto Pride, to the podium at the Women of Influence Evening series to discuss her career progression and what it takes to succeed in a challenging leadership role.

 

What we learned:

  • Olivia didn’t see herself reflected in the city that she was born and raised in. She didn’t feel proud to be a woman of color in Toronto. She wanted to be in a place that looked like her so she moved to London, England. 
    • While there one of the leadership skills she developed was learning how to talk to people. By this she meant, learning how to ask someone who they were without offending them, and learning what it meant to honor people in a context that built trust.
    • The moment you start to realize that people have different experiences from your own, and the moment you start to empathize with those experiences things change, organizations change, and people change
  • Our favorite quote and biggest take away from Olivia was “Instead of trying really hard to be someone else, what I’m going to do is try even harder to be more of myself”.
  • Olivia states that what makes her a successful leader is, “the combination of the desire to want to be truthful, the desire to want to represent communities of color, and the need to respect every community”.

Congratulations to Alana Clancy!  Concluding the evening events, we announced the winner of our VIP Membership Experience Giveaway. Thanks to the generous contributions from our sponsors, Alana has access to a spot in the short-format executive education program offered by the Smith School of Business, a spa basket courtesy of Captivate, and one month free child care from Kids & Company.

 

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