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Women in Leadership in the Canadian Public Sector

Online:
EAST: Monday, November 1, 2021 (12:00-2:45pm ET)
WEST: Thursday, November 4, 2021 (9:00-11:15am PT)

Your Roadmap to Leadership Excellence

Women in the public sector have been trailblazing, accelerating change, pushing past barriers, and cultivating skills and confidence, all while supporting other women and creating better opportunities for advancement.  By forging the path to more diverse and more innovative leadership, a better outcome is achieved through more informed decision making, a more relatable and connected Public Sector, and a more satisfactory work environment for all. 

Recent reports have highlighted the importance of women in leadership roles, necessary to achieve an inclusive and more accountable public administration. Although considerable progress has been made towards advancing gender equality, there is still more work to be done. How do we break the prevailing systemic barriers to advancement? What role can our counterparts play to ensure women are not being held back by glass ceilings and denied equitable outcomes? What lessons and practical advice can today’s leading women public sector leaders to pass on to tomorrow’s rising stars? 

Back for its 4th year, the Public Sector Network’s Women in Leadership Series 2021 brings together passionate leaders from across the sector, sharing inspirational insights and relevant advice for progressing into leadership roles, ensuring the conversation continues for lasting change, and providing insights and opportunities for greater career development and growth.  

Your Expert Speakers

Donna Achimov

Donna Achimov
Chief Compliance Officer
FINTRAC

Ava Czapalay

Ava Czapalay
Deputy Minister, Office of Immigration and Population Growth and Chief Executive Officer
Government of Nova Scotia

Vidya ShankarNarayan

Vidya ShankarNarayan
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Christiana Cavazzoni

Christiana Cavazzoni
Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy CIO
Department of National Defence

Renu Kulendran

Renu Kulendran
Deputy Minister
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Debbie Higgins
Deputy Fire Chief
City of Toronto

Omo Akintan
Chief People Officer
City of Toronto

Dr. Wendy Cukier
Founder, Diversity Institute; Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management
Ryerson University

Marie-Christine Legault
Head of Canada
Cprime

Mai Nguyen
Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, Canada
VMware

Ashley Hemsworth Manco
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
BMO

Grace Lore
Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity
Government of British Columbia

Hon. Katrina Chen

Hon. Katrina Chen
Minister of State for Child Care
Government of British Columbia

Nillam Jetha

Nilam Jetha
ADM, Status of Women and Strategic Integration
Government of Alberta

Senator Mobina Jaffer

Hon. Mobina S.B Jaffer
Senator for British Columbia
Senate of Canada

Romy Bowers
President & CEO
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Angela Cooke

Angela Cooke
Associate Deputy Minister, Housing, Construction Standards, Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism
Government of British Columbia

Mai Nguyen
Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, Canada
VMware

Marie-Christine Legault
Head of Canada
Cprime

Lynette Estrada
VP, Global Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding
UiPath

Ashley Hemsworth Manco
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
BMO

Bettina Koblick
Chief People Officer
UiPath

Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organizations looking to:

Discuss innovativecollaborative and actionable strategies that can help you prepare your organization for evolving workplace models 

Explore key challenges and trends shaping the future of work and the new areas of growth for your organization 

Understand how you can harness the power of data and technology to drive employee productivity, engagement and efficiency 

Agenda

9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET
Welcome from PSN
9:05am PT /12:05pm ET
Opening Keynote
9:15am PT / 12:15pm ET
Opening Remarks from the Chair: Speak Up, Stand Up, Show Up, & Tool UP!
9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET
Platinum Partner Keynote: Your Roadmap to Excellence
9:45am PT / 12:45am ET
Government Keynote: Becoming a More Impactful and Inclusive Leader in Times of Transformation and Change
10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
Spotlight Session: Breaking Down Barriers: Improving Leadership Representation for Women from Diverse Backgrounds
10:15am PT / 1:15pm ET
Break
10:20am PT / 1:20pm ET
Gold Partner Spotlight: It’s Time to Automate HR
10:35am PT / 1:35pm ET
Panel Discussion: Creating a Culture of Allyship to Accelerate Gender Equality
11:15am PT / 1:15pm ET
Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session
9:00am PT
Welcome from PSN
9:05am PT
Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:20am PT
Opening Keynote: Improving Leadership Representation for Women from Diverse Backgrounds
9:35am PT
Platinum Partner Keynote: Roadmap to Leadership Excellence
9:50am PT
Keynote Session: Seizing the Right Opportunities to Empower your Own Roadmap to Excellence
10:05am PT
Keynote Session: Becoming a More Impactful and Inclusive Leader in Times of Transformation and Change
10:20am PT
Break
10:25am PT
Gold Partner Spotlight: Show Up, Stand Up, Speak Up & Tool Up!
10:40am PT
Panel Discussion: Driving Opportunities to Improve Gender Representation in a Vast Multiracial and Diverse City
11:10am PT
Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session

Registration

What's included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives

Interactivity

An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services

On-Demand

Receive on-demand access to session content after the conference on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Complimentary for public sector employees only*
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