Its About Time...
Time is personal. We all have the same amount of time - 24 hours a day and yet most of us feel we never have enough. even with today's latest inventions, technology, science, we cant't make time or stop time - or can we?
We will ask the hard questions. Because isn't it about time:
- To find long-term solutions to climate change, poverty, immigration, violence, race, gender and economic inequities?
- To lead for different outcomes?
- To challenge our "time-saving" technologies?
- To pay full attention and be fully present for ourselves and well as others?
In our half a day seminar at Vaughan City Hall, we will hear talks that offer up Ideas, Stories and Solutions.
Sarah Kaplan is University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Gender and the Economy, Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Institute for Gender + the Economy at the Rotman School, University of Toronto. She is author of the New York Times business bestseller, Creative Destruction, challenging the notion of sustainable competitive advantage and the myth of excellence. The research shows that long-established companies, instead of maintaining excellence, almost always under-perform the market over time. Ironically, the very culture and meticulously maintained systems that fuel the good times cause companies to stall out.
Her current research continues this exploration of how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies. Her studies examine the biotechnology, fiber optics, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. Her interest in gender lens investing is in understanding how whole new ecosystems can be built. She recently authored “The Risky Rhetoric of Female Risk Aversion” (2016) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Meritocracy: From Myth to Reality” in the Rotman Magazine (2015), “The Rise of Gender Capitalism,” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2014).
Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (where she remains a Senior Fellow), and a consultant and innovation specialist for nearly a decade at McKinsey &Company in New York, she completed her doctoral research at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Isabella Bakker is Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University and a York Research Chair on Global Economic Governance, Gender and Human Rights. She is a leading authority in the fields of political economy, public finance, gender and development. She has held visiting professorships at a number of institutions including the European University Institute, New York University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has also held consultancies with the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Canadian government as well as with numerous advocacy groups dedicated to advancing economic and social justice. Her most recent book (with Brigitte Young and Diane Elson) is Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective (Routledge).
Diana Lucaci inspires business leaders to better understand customer needs and preferences, in order to create experiences that are relevant and meaningful to their lives.She is the Founder and CEO of True Impact, a leading neuromarketing research and strategy firm serving marketers, market researchers and advertisers. Diana translates customer insights from neuroscience into actionable marketing strategies. She serves as the Canadian Chair on the Neuromarketing Science and Business Association (NMSBA) and is a Winner of the Best in Class Research Award, from the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA). True Impact’s mission is to humanize the customer, having partnered with organizations such as Canada Post, Colgate-Palmolive, Yahoo, Bell, Burger King and many more. True Impact uses neuroscience and biometrics technologies to quantify emotion, motivation and attention, in order to offer game changing business recommendations. She has a degree in Neuroscience and Psychology, from the University of Toronto.
An internationally acclaimed expert in business law, capital markets regulation and corporate governance, Poonam Puri is a tenured professor of law at Osgoode Hall, York University and former Associate Dean. Appointed to Osgoode's faculty almost twenty years ago, she is an award winning teacher, author, lawyer, and public intellectual. Poonam holds an LL.B. degree from the University of Toronto and an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School.
In 2016, Poonam was recognized as a Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation for her interdisciplinary, collaborative, community-engaged research which will formulate innovative solutions for governments, regulators and corporate leaders to ensure greater accountability of multinational corporations when they cause harm to people and local communities.
Poonam has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers and one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is a former recipient of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award.
Jennifer is driven by constantly challenging the status quo. While taking a diverse career path holding leadership roles in the private and public sectors, she has always been committed to thinking differently, innovating, and creating positive change, while building strong teams and inspiring those around her to achieve new heights. Jennifer holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from Schulich School of Business, a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo and Harvard Business School’s ManageMentor Program. All her personal and professional experiences have led Jennifer to this point: the founding of “Pozentivity Inc” which focuses on working directly with professional women in retreats around the world and within large organizations creating women leadership networks, in-house.