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Thank you to those who attended.
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On January 24, 2023, help us shape 
The Future of Women and Work.

Join us in Ottawa as top Canadian business leaders put a spotlight on The Future of Work; The Hybrid Effect; and Recruitment, Retention and Promotion: Keeping Women in the Modern Workforce.  

This dynamic half-day event is designed to ensure that the voices of professional women are an active part of the conversation as we rebuild vibrant, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces after nearly three years of global turbulence.

Your ticket includes lunch; three panel conversations with audience Q&A; a closing fireside chat featuring a representative of the federal government; and a networking cocktail reception – all at the top of the Westin hotel in Venue TwentyTwo.

Lend your voice as we work together to shape The Future of Women and Work. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Westin Ottawa hotel, TwentyTwo



12:25 pm: Welcome from Jennifer Stewart and Catherine Clark

12:30 pm: David Coletto – Abacus Data

1:00 pm: The Future of Work panel:

  • Beverly Young, Government and Public Sector Lead Workforce Transformation, Deloitte

  • Rachel Huckle, President and COO, Staples Canada

  • Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

2:00 pm: The Hybrid Model panel hosted by Patricia Boal  

  • Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wealthsimple

  • Carol Leaman, CEO, Axonify

  • Shannon Leininger, President, Cisco Canada


Coffee Break

3:30 pm: Recruitment, Retention & Promotion panel

  • Cheryl Tjok-A-Tam, VP, Strategic Initiatives and Change Management, CFO, RBC

  • Kathryn Tremblay, CEO and Co-Founder, Altis Recruitment

  • Mara O’Brien James, COO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities


4:20 pm: MP Jenna Sudds

4:40 pm: Fireside Chat with the Rt. Hon. David Johnston

5:00 pm: Event concludes and networking begins

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