CATALYST HONOURS 2021 AGENDA

Humanity at Work: A Path to Gender Equity
October 27-28, 2021

Women on Board

Catalyst Honours 2021 Agenda

Agenda

Catalyst Honours recognizes exceptional Canadian business leaders who accelerate progress for women in the workplace and understand the importance of creating humanity at work.  More than a year into a global pandemic that has laid bare gender and racial inequities, this year’s virtual Catalyst Honours gathers our Champions—and leaders from top global companies—to learn and share cutting-edge diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. Together on October 27-28, we will demonstrate the power of humanity at work—because workplaces that work for women work for everyone.

Presenting Sponsor: Manulife

Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Breaking Barriers: Equity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality

Sponsored by: BMO

Addressing inequities across intersections of identity can transform how organizations cultivate equity and inclusion in the global workplace and create a future where women thrive.

Time (EDT) Activities
10:00 – 10:40 am Opening Remarks
Featuring Roy Gori, President & CEO, Manulife
10:40 –11:05 am Champion 1 – Deland Kamanga, BMO
11:05 – 11:35 am Day 1 Sponsor Spotlight – BMO
Zero Barriers to Inclusion – Intersectionality and Breaking Down Systemic Barriers
Darryl White, Chief Executive Officer, BMO
11:35 am – 12:00 pm Content Session 1
ERGs and Transformation: Building an Inclusive Culture, Turbocharging Talent
Sponsored by Shaw Communications
12:00 – 1:00 pm Break and Design Thinking Session (spaces limited) in partnership with Bridgeable, sponsored by KPMG
1:00 – 1:25 pm Champion 2 – Lorraine Gray, Hydro One
1:25 – 1:30 pm Experiential Mini Session (Presented by BMO)
1:30 – 1:55 pm Content Session 2
Gender Partnerships
Sponsored by MLSE
1:55– 3:00 pm Networking Forums and Track Breakout Sessions
Day 1 Sponsor – BMO
3:00 – 3:25 pm Champion 3 – Alice Wong, Cameco
3:25 – 3:30 pm Experiential Mini Session (Presented by Manulife)
Guided Meditation Facilitated by GoodLife Fitness
3:30 – 4:00 pm Day 1 Closing Keynote
Intro/Closing – Kathryn Kitchen, Head of HR, Manulife
Keynote – Sarain Fox, Anishinaabe activist, artist, and filmmaker from Batchawana First Nation

Thursday, October 28, 2021: Women and the Future of Work

Sponsored by: Accenture

Workplaces are being transformed by disruptive events, social movements, shifting paradigms, and technological advancements. While the pandemic has had a devastating effect on women —particularly women of color— in the workplace, we are at a watershed moment to make impactful change and build a better and more equitable future of work.

Time (EDT) Session
9:45 – 10:00 am Opening Remarks
10:00 – 10:30 am Track Breakout Session – Presented by Manulife
10:30 – 10:35 am Day 2 Remarks – Manulife
10:35 – 11:05 am Day 2 Sponsor Spotlight – Accenture
11:05 – 11:10 am Experiential Mini Session (Presented by Manulife)
11:10 – 11:35 am Content Session 3
11:35 am – 12:00 pm Champion 4 – Eguono Onoyovmi, CIBC
12:00 – 12:15pm Experiential Mini Session (Presented by Accenture)
12:15 – 1:00 pm Break and Design Thinking Session (spaces limited) in partnership with Bridgeable, sponsored by KPMG
1:00 – 1:25 pm Champion 5 – Bhushan Ivaturi, Enbridge
1:30 – 1:55 pm Content Session 4
2:00 – 2:50 pm Networking Forums and Track Breakout Sessions
Day 2 Sponsor – Accenture
2:50 – 3:15 pm Champion 6 – Evan Siddall, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
3:15 – 3:45 pm Presenting Sponsor Spotlight – Manulife
3:45 – 4:15 pm Live Champion Presentation: Awards Presented by Manulife
4:15 – 5:30 pm C-Suite Gathering (Exclusive)
Supporting Sponsor: CIBC