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Lisa Knight, Managing Partner, Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge
Cheryl Fullerton, Executive Vice President, People and Communications, Corus Entertainment
Michael Bach, Founder and CEO, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Most organizations want to believe that developing a gender-balanced workforce is one of their top priorities — but is it really?

It’s 2017. When a lack of workplace diversity and equality continues to make headlines, it’s time we start asking the tough questions: Are organizations attracting diverse talent, and if so, are they hiring them? How are companies failing to support the diverse teams they already have?

Most importantly though: is there a silver bullet solution to creating lasting, systemic change?

On April 26th, we’ll sit down with three human resources and recruitment thought leaders to hear about the best practices and transformative thinking that is supporting the hiring and advancement of women, accelerating organizational change, and ultimately building a stronger, more equal, and more diverse Canadian workforce.

  • Cheryl Fullerton, Executive Vice President, People and Communications at Corus Entertainment, is responsible for creating high impact HR solutions to support and nurture exceptional creativity and performance out of every employee. And she's doing something right — the company was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017).
  • With over 30 years of experience in Executive Search, Lisa Knight, Managing Partner at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, knows top talent when she sees it, and has spent her career helping businesses achieve their goals by attracting nothing short of the best people for the jobs at hand.
  • Michael Bach is the founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) - a national charitable organization focused on the broad spectrum of diversity within Canada's workplace. Prior to taking on this role he was the National Director of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion for KPMG Canada, a role he created and held for 7 years.

Our experts will touch on:

  • Why it is critical for organizations to invest in the advancement of women
  • How to build and nurture a gender, as well as culturally, racially, and ability diverse team
  • The initiatives that are actually working — and what can still use some work
  • What happens when diversity efforts fail — and what’s possible when they succeed

Join us on April 26th at the Arcadian Court for an inside look at how some of the top Canadian companies are managing their most valuable resource: their people.


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April 26, 2017
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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