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NextGen Leaders Concurrent Sessions

SESSION 1 – Build Together – Women Can Build Anything

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Women make up just 4% of the construction trades. Build Together – Women of the BC Building Trades are taking steps to change that. Their team is made up of female journeypersons and apprentices from across the trades. They work to promote the trades for women and expand opportunities. This panel will highlight three women in trades and explore their journey through the trades.

Panelists:

Lisa Langevin, Journey Electrician
Julia Ballantyne, Apprentice Refrigeration Worker
Sarina Hanschke, Traffic Control Person

Moderator:

Brynn Bourke, Director of Campaigns & Policy (BC Building Trades)


SESSION 2 – “What I Wish I’d Known” – Getting started in BC’s Tech Industry

It’s often said there’s no substitute for experience. On their way to becoming leaders in British Columbia’s technology industry, our panelists encountered many expected and unexpected challenges, while learning some valuable lessons. Join us as they share their stories of success and provide some valuable advice about what it took for them to make their mark in BC’s booming tech sector.

Panelists:

Paris Gaudet, Executive Director, Innovation Island Technology Association
Alexandra Greenhill, CEO cofounder, myBestHelper
Aliya Hassam, lead Windows Developer, Eventbase
Kristine Steuart, CEO and Co-Founder, Allocadia

Moderator:

Tarah Ferguson, Founder, She Built That


SESSION 3 – SkillsBC InSPIRE: 4Her

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Based on the popular in school presentation program that SkillsBC provides to students in communities across the Province, the InSPIRE: 4Her program will include a variety of hands-on activities, team challenges and informative career related videos from a female perspective. The InSPIRE program provides students with a new perspective on skilled trades and technology careers by connecting these careers to classroom subjects and students’ passions. The program also provides useful industry resources and links to educational pathways.
*Max 30 students per session

Presenters:

Rene Ragetli, Director of Operations Skills Canada British Columbia
Michelle Skelly, Program Manager Skills Canada British Columbia


SESSION 4 – The magic of mentoring – how a mentoring relationship can provide support and enable success

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Establishing a mentoring relationship is a great way to maximize your potential and advance your career. Using their experience and sharing their insights, a mentor can help you build your network, open doors and provide guidance. In a mentoring relationship the mentor and mentee grow together.

Come and be inspired by women talking about how their mentors have had a positive impact on their personal and professional lives. You will learn about the benefits of having a mentor, and get tips and ideas for how to find a mentor that can help you set and achieve career goals.

Panellists:

Dr. Maria Gyongyossy-Issa, Director, Pathology Education Centre, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Anja Lanz, EIT, Haakon Industries
Megan Leslie, P.Eng., Sustainability Consultant
Lee Ling Yang, MSc, CAPM, Customer Success Manager at Vision Critical

Panel Facilitator:

Zhila Pirmoradi, Vice President, SCWIST – Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology


SESSION 5 – Finance the Future

Presented by

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What are the capital markets and why are they important? Participate in our Finance the Future game and learn how the capital markets affect the smallest and largest aspects of the Canadian economy, while also learning about the different areas of the capital markets.

Your team will conceptualize a product. With the help of an investment banker, discover the process of securing capital to develop and launch your product and learn how you can finance Canada’s future. Should you seek out a corporate banker? Someone from debt capital markets? Who else is available to you? You’ll have the opportunity to meet capital markets professionals from diverse areas of the industry, including Investment Banking, Private Equity, Corporate Banking, Equity Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets, who will help you along the path to financing the future.

Gain insight into the world of financial markets, learn about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available to you, and find out why you may want to consider a career in the capital markets!

Presenter:

Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO, Women in Capital Markets


SESSION 6 – Create a Better Future: Engineer your World

Presented by

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What does an Engineer do? Where do they work? This panel has a variety of speakers, from new university students to successful professionals, and they’re all Engineers! Learn why all of them chose to become Engineers and how they are solving tomorrow’s problems today.

Presenters:

Dr. Lesley Shannon, P.Eng., NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, Goldcorp Professor for Women in Engineering, Director, eng•cite Engineering Outreach Program, University of British Columbia

Panellists:

Dania Carrillo, Assistant Consultant, Steer Davies Gleave, Civil Engineering Student, University of British Columbia
Dr. Carolyn Sparrey, Associate Professor, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University
Catherine Roome, President & CEO, BC Safety Authority
Caroline Andrewes, Director, Risk Management, Creation Technologies


SESSION 7 – Superhero Plasmids Save the World!

Presented by

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Zombies are inhabiting an abandoned power plant and attacking trespassers. The unearthing of an Egyptian tomb has unleashed a curse that could wipe out entire species. An island of robots is poised to bring international shipping trade to a halt. Working in teams, you will combat these potential world-wide catastrophes while exploring the principles of biological engineering. Choosing from a set of genes, you will design a custom make plasmid (a small piece of DNA you can add to bacteria) with the traits it will take to save the world!

Presenters:

Ashley Port, Geneskool Summer Camp Director and Lower Mainland Assistant Coordinator
Evelyn Sun, Student
Madeline Couse, Student
Maryam Ghaedi, Student
Marija Jovanovic, Student
Rania Khelifi, Student
Maggie Cheng, Student

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Business Leaders Session 1

He for She: Activate Men and Boys

Philip Grosch
Partner and National Leader, Digital Services Consulting practice, PwC Canada 

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Alice Laberge
Corporate Director, Royal Bank of Canada

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Rick Perreault
CEO & co-founder of Unbounce

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Forum Opening

We For She: Championing the Next Generation

The Honourable Christy Clark

Premier, Province of British Columbia

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Nicole Verkindt

CEO of OMX, Star of CBC’s Next Gen Den

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Jill Earthy

We for She Co-Chair

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Dr. Lois Nahirney

We for She Co-Chair

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Business Leaders Session 1

Case for Change and The Future of Work

Dr. Miklós Dietz

Managing Partner – Vancouver Office, McKinsey and Company

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Elisabeth Finch

Partner, Tax Services, PwC

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Fiona Macfarlane

Managing Partner, British Columbia, EY

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Professor Santa Ono (Moderator)

President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

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Philippa Wilshaw

Partner, Mining Industry Leader, GVA, KPMG LLP

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Miyo Yamashita

Managing Partner, Talent, Deloitte

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Champions for Change

Rapid Fire Speaker Series 

Jill Krop (Moderator)

News Director and Station Manager, Global BC

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Raven Lacerte

Co-Founder, Moose Hide Campaign

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Karina LeBlanc

Retired Canadian Goalkeeper, UNICEF Ambassador

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Ann Makosinski

Serial Inventor, Google Science Fair Award Winner

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Leigh Wall

Truck and Transport Mechanic Apprentice

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The Power of Generations

The Honourable Christy Clark

Premier, Province of British Columbia

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Janet Kennedy

President, Microsoft Canada

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Jill Krop (Moderator)

News Director and Station Manager, Global BC

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Karina LeBlanc

Retired Canadian Goalkeeper, UNICEF Ambassador

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Emily Naing

Co-Founder, Swave

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Business Leaders Session 2

Expediting Change – How leading companies are taking action to advance women

Nanon de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick

President and Founder, Beehive Holdings

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Chris Hatton

Chief Operating Officer, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Council, HSBC Bank Canada

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Sue Paish

President and CEO, LifeLabs

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Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board, Ritchie Bros

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Business Leaders Session 2

Promote and Advocate Diversity: Gender Equity in Pay and on Boards

Jan Grude

President and CEO, Pacific Blue Cross

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Pamela Jeffery

National Lead, Inclusion and Diversity Strategy Practice, KPMG

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Kory Wilson

Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships, BCIT

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Lori Mathison

President and CEO, Chartered Professional Accounts of British Columbia

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Speak up! Step up! Act up!

Speak up! Step up! Act up!

Karina LeBlanc

Retired Canadian Goalkeeper, UNICEF Ambassador

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Diane Ko
Front End Software Engineer, Airbnb

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Vickie Whitehead
Senior Manager, BC Lead Aboriginal Client Services, Deloitte Vancouver

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Speak Up! Step Up! Act Up! (2)

Speak Up! Step Up! Act Up! (2)

Lisa Charleyboy
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Urban Native Magazine

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Mina Hoorfar
Professor and Director, School of Engineering, The University of British Columbia – Okanagan campus

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Georgiy Sekretaryuk

CEO, Cering Technology Inc.

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Create Positive Mindsets: The tackling of Unconscious Bias

Siri Uotila

Research Fellow, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

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Kirsten Tisdale
Government & Public Sector Leader, EY Canada

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