An inclusive business culture is one where everyone experiences an equal sense of acceptance, support, value and respect that enables them to speak up, share insights, participate fully and provide more value to the organization.

8:30am – 9:00am


9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome by Deborah Aarts

Senior Program Manager, Business and Financial Products at The Globe and Mail

9:15am – 9:45am

Opening Keynote by Lisa MacNeil

President, Gordon Food Service Ontario

9:45am – 10:45am

Panel Discussion: Creating Cultures of Inclusion

A moderated Panel Discussion featuring

Lenna Bradburn—First female police chief in Canada and CEO Group Leader, CEO Global Network

Sonia Kang—Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at U of T, Faculty Research Fellow at Rotman Institute for Gender and the Economy and Chief Scientist at Rotman’s BEAR Centre

Carinne Chambers-SainiCEO and Co-Founder of Diva International Inc. (Makers of “The DivaCup”)

10:45am – 11:15am

Networking Break

11:15am – 12:30pm

Idea Exchange | Roundtable Discussions

12:30pm – 1:15pm


1:15pm – 2:15pm

Closing Keynote Presentation by Arlene Dickinson

Two-time best-selling author, accomplished public speaker, and perhaps best known for her role as a Dragon/Venture Capitalist for over ten seasons on the multi-award-winning television series Dragons Den.

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2:15pm – 2:30pm

Wrap Up and Closing Comments

2:30pm – 3:30pm


Map & Directions

Have a question? Feel free to contact us.

Attire: Business / Business Casual

Group Discounts: Save 25% when you buy a table (8 tickets). This option is available on the registration page.

Hospitality: A light breakfast will be available on-site between 8:30AM and 9:00AM. Coffee, tea, water and a snack will be provided during the networking break and a buffet lunch is provided from 12:30PM-1:15PM.

Refunds: Refunds are available up to 5 business days before the event. Please contact Jen Wilson at [email protected].