Across Corporate Canada, organizations are moving beyond proving the case for diversity & inclusion, to broad efforts to create change. But while current frameworks have helped attract increasingly diverse talent and add to a pipeline of potential leaders, many groups are still struggling to unlock opportunities for their advancement to higher ranks. With initiatives stalling, organizations are left asking: what will it take to finally move the dial?
It’s time to bring our authentic selves to the table.
As we move into a new era of advancement, the future of GD&I has evolved beyond a one-dimensional approach to championing individuals based on gender, race or sexuality. It’s time to widen the lens and tap into the understanding that multiple social identities – including class, marital status, age, etc. – overlap and intersect in dynamic ways to shape each individual. Only then can leaders truly relinquish labels and unconscious bias and reset the system to foster and advance diverse talent.
On May 29, we bring together a panel of thought leaders who are at the forefront of intersectionality in this country.
Carolyn Lawrence is the Leader, Gender Diversity & Inclusion at Deloitte Canada. Carolyn spearheads groundbreaking work in Diversity & Inclusion to support Deloitte's clients with their D&I strategy, programs, and tactics, to build more inclusive environments that attract and retain the best talent.
Rachel Lauren Clark, an award-winning Transgender Activist and Freelance Columnist who is currently the President of the Queer Liberals. An experienced IT professional, Rachel has held increasingly senior roles at Universal Music Group, Hyundai, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research before taking on the role of Strategy Lead of Infrastructure at TD Bank.
Karen Craggs-Milne was recognized by the White House as a Gender Equality ChangeMaker in 2016 and is considered an industry authority on global equality and intersectionality. From a third-party perspective, Karen can speak to the movement at large and why this shift in focus is critical for the success of Corporate Canada
Dauna Jones-Simmonds has extensive experience delivering strategic programs as a Human Resource "Diversity Executive". Born in St. Kitts she migrated to Canada over thirty-five years ago and has first-hand knowledge about the roadblocks and challenges encountered by new Canadians. Dauna is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for ACCES Employment, which focuses on assisting new Canadians who seek employment, and since 2008 she remains the only black female member on the Rotary Club of Toronto.
Join us for a dynamic conversation of varying perspectives, and discover how an intersectional approach can realign your GD&I efforts.
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