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WOMEN's EMPOWERMENT, Social impact, Diversity, Equity &  Entrepreneurship

WOMEN's EMPOWERMENT, Social impact, Diversity, Equity & Entrepreneurship

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Building Communities and Organizations Where Everyone Can Belong, Contribute and Succeed

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Join us to celebrate women's empowerment, share your glorifying uplifting stories, empower and inspire Toronto immigrants. This is the opportunity for you to network closely with some amazing business high-achievers, females thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, activists. (All Genders are Welcome).

This event is your opportunity to engage in deep, meaningful conversations about Social impact, Diversity, Equity & Entrepreneurship. This event offers compelling content and the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and leading experts focused on advancing this goal.

The insights, connections and networking opportunities this event offers will benefit industry professionals who want to access knowledge they can use to improve themselves and organizations. Join us to inform and educate our community about social impact, diversity, equity, inclusion, entrepreneurship and access.

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CONTENT - ENCOURAGING POSITIVE IMPACTS

IWB promotes diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and access. Diversity makes us more innovative, creative and leads to better decision-making, among all other positive impacts. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming space which celebrates diversity of people and content across all communities.

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5:00 PM Stories to Empower by Attendees.

MOTIVATION: Maria Carolina Ojeda, Inspirational Business Leader, helping you discover your PASSION & PURPOSE!

ICE BREAKER - BELONGING: by: Joy Barnwell

5:15 PM-5:30 PM - BLM Black Lives Matter

Individual experiences and historical events that serve as a catalyst for the recent Black Lives Matter movement. The focus of this panel is to provide insight into these topics and also solicit ideas of how the IWB community can help in educating people in creative ways like leveraging our leaders extensive experiences, technologies or designing programs that address some of these issues.

Moderator: Joy Barnwell Panelists: Jacqueline Dixon, Kimberley Cato

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5:30-5:45PM - WOMEN EMPOWERMENT - Panel

biggest challenges to your empowerment; single most influential factor of success as an empowered woman (E.g. strategy, situation, lesson, mentor, etc.); recommendation(s) to women who seek to empower; groups, resources or organisations for advocacy, support and/or collaboration pertaining to women’s empowerment

Moderator: Marvelous Muchenje Panelists: Shelly Cerrelli, Natasha E. Feghali, Shirin Ariff, IWB Founding Member, India. Author*Inspirational Speaker*Resiliency Coach* Aziza Zareh, IWB Founding Member, Afghanistan, Gender issues, UN - MBA, Keda Edwards Pierre, Speaker | Actor | Life & Business Coach | Forbes Contributor, Assiatou Diallo, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Moderator: Marvelous Muchenje An affirming HIV-positive Black woman, she is a natural leader, engaging, hilarious motivational speaker, and trusted advisor to her peers. She has captivated audiences around the world with her inspiring messages of advocacy on sexual and reproductive health and rights, improving the quality of life of people living with HIV, and women's empowerment. Since her first Keynote in 2003 at the European Social Forum, Marvelous has shared her story as a racialized woman living with HIV with thousands in over 15 countries.

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5:45-6PM - WOMEN IN TECH: • FILLING THE GENDER GAP. INSPIRE AND EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEMALES TO PURSUE AND DEVELOP THEIR CAREER IN TECHNOLOGY

Join Women in Tech for a discussion on what it means to foster, experience and advocate for Belonging in our tech community, featuring Shelly Cerrelli,“To create a more diverse and inclusive tech world, we need to inspire and empower the next generation of female role models to pursue and develop their career in technology and become innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs. It's a process and it's not always straightforward. It takes time, action and support. Join us on a mission! Together we can make a difference.”

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6 PM-6:15 PM - INCLUSIVITY, WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP. CORPORATE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Description: This panel discussion will be focused on gender equity in the workplace, where leaders from Scotia Bank and attendees will share the steps they’re taking to empower women leaders — and how others can do the same.

Single most influential factor in your success as an empowered woman in corporate culture ; how community engagement contributing to corporate success; effective strategies to increase community engagement; strategies leaders employ to create and maintain a truly inclusive culture

BIO Mary Costa Scotiabank, Diversity & Inclusion, Persons with Disabilities, Global Talent Acquisition Strategies and Programs Kiu Rezvanifar and Elizabeth Narváez M LGBT

Moderator: Jacqueline Dixon

6:15 PM-6:30 PM - THE ROLE OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN SUPPORTING WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT Moderator: Keda Edwards Pierre,

BIO: Stephen Clarke has been in the world of marketing for over 25 years, having run his own advertising/marketing agency, served as a senior VP of Saatchi and Saatchi, one of the world’s largest and most respected advertising agencies and CEO of RTG Group Inc, a for profit social enterprise. https://www.rtggroupinc.com/

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Panelists: Kimberley Cato Moderator: Joy Barnwell

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7:00 PM - 7:15 PM - YOUTH EMPOWERMENT Panelists: Francine Mbvoumbo, Yoami Sarli (Venezuella), Zoey Zheng (China), Delaney Yau (Hong Kong), Adrianne Jin (Korea), Shriya Sarathy, Asyushi Rampal (India), Ayse Burcu Aytekin (Turkey) Moderator: Jacqueline Dixon

8:00 PM - Networking. This event is open to all, Please register (space is limited)

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