2021 Schedule at Glance

A mix of keynotes, panels and presentations on topics such as supplier diversity, women entrepreneurship, business strategy, sustainability and more.

TUESDAY November 9, 2021

All times in Eastern
TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10:30 amTradeshow, Networking
Use this time to build connections and initiate conversations.
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11:00 amWelcome Remarks
The conference will officially begin with opening remarks and latest updates from WBE Canada Board Chair and President.
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Silvia Pencak
Maddy Baker
11:15 amBMO Presents: WBE Panel
Join us for an in depth discussion about sustainable businesses, their positive impacts and what the future holds as they continue to meet their goals.
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Addie Greco-Sanchez
Sheri Griffiths
Connie Stacey, Heidi Reimer-Epp, Meni Mancini, Paulina Leung, Whitney McWade
12:15 pmNetworking Break
12:30 pmInteractive Knowledge Pods
Learn and enhance your knowledge by attending one of our interactive knowledge pods.
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Amesika Baëta, Jennifer Cooke, Kayla Maduk, Lisa Ross, Marcia Hunter, Michèle Leduc, Shana Nodel, Simmie Thiara, Tamika Walker
1:15 pmRBC Presents: C-Suite Panel
Join us for a panel conversation with C-Suite leaders of the organizations committed to diversity in their supply chains.
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Teresa Perri
Beata Caranci, David Boone, Kim Mason, Suzanne Trusdale, Theresa Beenken
2:00 pmNetworking Break
2:15 pmTradeshow Closes
2:15 pmInteractive Knowledge Pods
Learn and enhance your knowledge by attending one of our interactive knowledge pods.
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Andrea Robinson, Carolyn Stern, Ching Chiu, Catherine Grosz, Edet Umoafia, Eric Miller, Jamie Crump, Jennifer Popowycz, Justin Talbot-Stern, Zamira Aliko
3:00 pmCDW Presents: What's Next?
Join us to explore the future of Canadian economy, diversity and women entrepreneurship.
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Kristin Malek
Barbara Mowat, Mohammed Hussain, Phyllis Jarvis Reid, Pierre Cléroux
3:50 pmNetworking Break
4:00 pmGame Night
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5:00 pmEnd of Day 1

WEDNESDAY November 10, 2021

All times in Eastern
TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10:00 amTradeshow, Networking
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11:30 amTown Hall: Advancing Supplier Diversity in Canada
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Nedra Dickson, Silvia Pencak, Heather Taylor
12:00 pmAccenture Presents: Public Sector Panel
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Lisa Siragusa, Maude Pariseau, Michelle Mascoll, Mike Pacholok
12:40 pmExcellence Awards
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Shawna Pereira, Tara Cochrane
1:40 pmNetworking Break
1:55 pmTradeshow Closes
1:55 pmBusiness Roundtables
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3:00 pmBDC Presents: Keynote
Get inspired and encouraged into growing your women-owned business and championing women entrepreneurs in Canada.
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Jennifer Ménard-Shand, Monica James
3:45 pmClosing Remarks
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Silvia Pencak
4:00 pmOpen Networking
4:30 pmEnd of 2021 Conference
4:30 pmAfter Party (Invitation Only)

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