Just one week remains until our much anticipated Women in Engineering Advisory Committee’s (WEAC) Fall Forum. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an engaging and informative full-day conference at the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence – the new home of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University.
Morning speakers will set the landscape about the participation of women on boards in Canada:
- Clare Beckton, Founding Executive Director, Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, will share highlights from the research on the under-representation of women on boards
- Maureen Jensen, Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer, the Ontario Securities Commission, will provide an update on the “comply or explain” regulation for publicly traded companies
- John Koopman, Partner, Spencer Stuart, will discuss what boards are looking for and the benefits of diverse boards
- Tamara Paton, Corporate Director, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Meridian Credit Union, and Carson-Dellosa Publishing will discuss how to get yourself board-ready
Following a networking and lunch break, the Honourable Tracey MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, will give a keynote address.
The afternoon will consist of a moderated panel discussion with women engineers with diverse career paths and experience on corporate and non-profit boards. Learn how they reached these leadership roles, what engineers bring to the boardroom table, and what advice they have for those looking to join a board. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour Lassonde’s new impressive $100 million facility.
OSPE would like to thank our partners the Lassonde School of Engineering and General Contractors’ Section, Toronto, and our Corporate Table Sponsor, Hill & Schumacher, for making this event possible.
Click here to register now.