Championing Diversity and Inclusion

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In depth, practical training on developing a diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy and making D&I a cornerstone of your organization.

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Whether you are a tech entrepreneur, founder of a small business, or an enterprise leader diversity, inclusion, and belonging should be on your radar.

But as an organizational leader, where do you start? How do you build diversity into your company strategy from day one or address diversity issues in established organizations?

Championing Diversity and Inclusion, led by thought leaders from Waterloo Region and Silicon Valley, will provide you with the building blocks to create an inclusive culture by demonstrating real world strategies for affecting change within your organization – regardless of your role.

Join us for 4 convenient, 1-hour sessions to take a deep dive into the process of developing a diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy and making D&I a cornerstone of your organization.

Session 1 - The Building Blocks of Diversity and Belonging

February 16 , 2021 at 10am

Session 2 - Building a Community that Supports Your D&I Goals

February 23, 2021 at 10am

Session 3 - Diversity or Inclusion? Where to Focus First

March 2, 2021 at 10am

Session 4 - Bringing It All Together and Inspiring Your Team To Action

March 9, 2021 at 10am

It is recommended that you attend all 4 sessions, as they will build on each other. Those who complete the training will be well positioned to champion diversity and inclusion efforts within their organizations.

Meet the Presenters:

Jagruti Bhikha - Based out of Silicon Valley, Jagruti has been in the technology sector for more than two decades working in different companies from Fortune 500 companies, to Venture firms, startups, and non-profits in the technology space.

"I've experienced and witnessed first-hand both the lack of diversity and the benefits that a diverse and inclusive organizational eco-system provides to its people. My corporate experience has led me to work with executives around the world to build diverse and inclusive cultures that foster authenticity and fuel innovation.

Jackie Lauer - Based in Waterloo Ontario, Jackie is an accomplished management consultant, organizational development and human resource professional experienced working at the leadership level through large scale, real time strategic change.

In addition to Jackie's successful consulting business, she is HR, Leadership and Culture mentor at the Accelerator Centre. In her many years supporting entrepreneurs, Jackie has developed a passion for helping startups build diversity into their culture from day one.

Championing Diversity and Inclusion is proudly sponsored by: Artemis Canada


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