Business & Tech Women's Network: a global case, to achieve awareness: an Equality Mindset
Gender equality must be seen beyond the marketing strategy but also as a competitive advantage. A diverse team drives collaboration and innovation.
The purpose of the event is to inspire new generations of leaders (both men and women) towards an “equality mindset” as well as to share stories and values of women leaders working in technology and business. Among confirmed speakers are Rumeet Billan, Ph.D. President and CEO Viewpoint Leadership; Yuri Navarro, Panache Ventures, Former NACO Canada CEO; Andressa Lacerda, Ph.D. Director of Operations at Synex Medical and Co-Founder at Noble Gen; Margot Goodson, North America Diversity & Inclusion Lead at SAP; among others.
Join us in this exciting discussion. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge St, 35th floor
11am - 3:45pm
Friday, October 25th
11:00 am | Registration & Networking
11:30 am | Opening Remarks
12:00 pm | International Conference
Moderator: Maria Miguel Ferreira, Head of Open Innovation at CEiia (videoconference - Portugal)
Rumeet Billan, Ph.D. President and CEO at Viewpoint Leadership
Clara Goncalves, Innovation and Technology Believer (videoconference - Portugal)
Tania Consentino, Head at Microsoft Brazil (videoconference - Brazil)
1:00 pm | Coffee Break
1:15 pm | She&He: What's the impact of gender equality in your organization's business strategy
Moderator: Raquel Flug, Senior Lead, Human Capital Consulting at Deloitte Canada
Ana Cristina Hodgins, Director People, EHS & Quality at SKF Canada Limited
Andre Leidenheimer Ruiz Soler, Head of Professional Services Business Strategy, Americas, at Microsoft
Margot Goodson, North America Diversity & Inclusion Lead at SAP
Malcolm McRae, Head of Advanced Analytics at Vale S/A
Stephanie Medeiros, Head of EV Charging Infrastructure at ABB Canada
2:15 pm | Coffee Break
2:30 pm | Entrepreneurial: Inspiring the next generation. What is the drive, what are the challenges and what's next?
Moderator: Yuri Navarro, Panache Ventures | Former CEO at NACO Canada
Andressa Lacerda, Ph.D., Director of Operations at Synex Medical and Co-Founder at NobleGen
Sherry Colbourne, CEO at Spark Centre
Regina Noppe, Co-Founder & CEO at Dream2B
Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO
3:30 pm | End of Event