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Gender Equality Week: Engaging Men as Change Agents

Monday, September 23, 2019
7:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration & Breakfast:  7:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Program:  7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
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Gender Equality Week: Engaging Men as Change Agents

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We all know that men have a critical role to play in diversity and inclusion, especially when it comes to increasing gender equality by eliminating bias.

However, many organizations are challenged in how to begin informing men about inequalities that exist — and how to effectively engage men in gender equality initiatives. 

Join us on Monday, September 23 as we kickstart National Gender Equality Week with a panel discussion, where experts will share insights on how to engage men as change agents and how organizations can move the needle on gender equality. 

How you will benefit by attending:

  • Learn about some of the biases men have related to gender equality
  • Find out what barriers men feel exist that prevent them from being advocates/change agents and how these barriers are being addressed
  • Learn about the different types of programs/initiatives our panellists have initiated in their businesses — and how they are measuring success
  • Discuss what role can women play to engage men in a more meaningful and sustainable manner

keynote speaker:

Mitzi Dean

Mitzi Dean
Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity
Government of British Columbia


Tracey Arnish Walter Pela Emree Siaroff Rachel O'Connor

Tracey Arnish, Chief Member Experience Officer, Coast Capital Savings
Walter Pela, Regional Managing Partner, Greater Vancouver Area, KPMG
Emree Siaroff, Chief Human Resources Officer, Senior Vice President, Stantec
Moderator: Rachel O'Connor, Practice Lead, Human Capital Oversight, WATSON

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This event is presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Council (WLC), an inclusive program that recognizes the need for diversity in leadership. Launched in 2007, the WLC has grown to become one of the largest women's business networking groups in Canada. Based on the pillars of connections, conversations, recognition and advocacy, the WLC is engaged in the social, business and political communities in which the Board operates.