Event Details

Becoming an ally and fostering a culture of allyship at your company has never been more important.


To understand your role as a board member, join us for this virtual event, which will provide an actionable framework for being an ally, building allies and promoting a culture of allyship. Speaker Gavriella Schuster, along with panelists Glenn Keeling and Andrew Hung, will offer practical tools and insights, exploring the benefits of sharing your power and uplifting others to ensure that everyone has a voice.


Following the panel, there will be facilitated breakout groups with the panelists to answer your questions and discuss how to become a better ally.

Agenda

4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Welcome & Land Acknowledgement
by Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D, CCB.D, Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board Inc.
4:05 PM - 4:10 PM
Introduction to the Topic & Speaker
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Presentation
by Gavriella Schuster
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Facilitated Breakout Groups
5:25 PM - 5:30 PM
Thank You & Closing

Speaker & Panel

  • Gavriella Schuster (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Top Voice LinkedIn | Global Business Executive | Board Director | TEDx Speaker | Digital Transformation Leader | Empowering Allies & Women)

    Gavriella Schuster

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Top Voice LinkedIn | Global Business Executive | Board Director | TEDx Speaker | Digital Transformation Leader | Empowering Allies & Women

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavriella-schuster/

    A visionary and mission-focused exec on the leading edge of tech-enabled business innovation. A 25 year former Microsoft CVP, strategic business leader recognized for changing businesses and business models with extensive sales, marketing, and product development expertise helping companies transform through technology. Now a PE advisor and Member of the Board of Open Systems, Nerdio, Mimecast and Included. Former board director for Chinasoft International, a publicly traded company on the HKSE. As a fierce advocate for DEI, she is a founding sponsor of WIC, WIT Network and serves on the boards of several DEI non-profits. She is a TEDx speaker and author of an eBook and training on #ALLIES.

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  • Glenn Keeling (Executive Chair at Alliance Advisors)

    Glenn Keeling

    Executive Chair at Alliance Advisors

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/glennkeeling/

    Glenn has over 25 years of experience in the strategic shareholder/stakeholder engagement industry.

    As the Canadian industry's first modern-day player
    (Shareholder Communications Canada), he has specialized in corporate governance, capital markets, securities regulation and engagement, board advisory and accountability, shareholder activism, corporate control transactions, and investor communications.

    He successfully started or co-founded many of the industry players in the Canadian market today.

    Glenn provides high level strategic support and development expertise to Alliance Advisors' Canadian business development team as well as the company's executive management team.

    At the same time, Glenn participates in the development and growth of Alliance's international strategic objectives.
    Glenn is a recipient of the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) Joyce Borden-Reed Distinguished Contribution
    Award and has earned his Fellowship, Canadian Investor Relations Institute (F.CIRI) designation from the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI).

    Glenn is a founding advisor to Women Get On Board Inc., and is a past board member of both GPC, The Governance Professionals of Canada and the Capital Theatre in Port Hope, Ontario. Glenn has also been a guest speaker regarding corporate governance and stakeholder engagement at several Canadian universities.

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  • Andrew Hung (Senior Vice President & Head, Mid Market at BMO Commercial Bank)

    Andrew Hung

    Senior Vice President & Head, Mid Market at BMO Commercial Bank

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-hung-8815ab1/

    Andrew Hung is the Senior Vice President & Head of Mid Market Commercial Bank, Canada for BMO Bank of Montreal and brings over 27 years of banking experience spanning from Retail to Commercial Banking. At the beginning of his career, Andrew found his passion for building relationships and growing the business and has carried that into various opportunities in both Sales and Leadership. Most recently, he had the opportunity to merge two National lines of business to create stronger synergies, market coverage and an overall better client experience.

    Diversity is a key pillar for Andrew, and he believes it makes teams stronger. He has a focus on both gender equality & equity and is active in allyship in both BMO and the external market. Andrew is currently leading a mentorship program within BMO on Activating Asian Voices to provide equitable access, and to empower the career development.

    Andrew believes that we are stronger together and in giving back to the community. He has sat on numerous boards and committees primarily focused on supporting the next generation such as Canada Scores, Canucks Autism Network, and BC Children’s Hospital.

    Andrew earned a Bachelor of Commerce from UNBC and an MBA from Dalhousie University. On a personal note, he enjoys spending time in the mountains with his family, Kira, and Ethan.

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  • Steven Jensen (Head of Diversified Industries, Corporate Finance at BMO  Commercial Bank)

    Steven Jensen

    Head of Diversified Industries, Corporate Finance at BMO Commercial Bank

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenjamesjensen/

    Steven Jensen is Senior Vice President & Head, Corporate Finance Ontario, and oversees all lines of business and the Diversified Industries Group. Steven leads a team of passionate bankers focused on creating the best client experience rooted in listening, understanding and co-creating solutions to fit business needs.​

    With 20 years of experience in Commercial Banking, Steven brings in-depth knowledge and understanding of the marketplace and clients’ needs.​

    Prior to his current role, Steven has held a range of roles in Commercial Banking, leading a specialty team dedicated to helping our clients during difficult times and leading a team focused in supporting small business in BC.​

    Steven obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria and an MBA from Queens University.​

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Registration

Allyship (WGOB Members)

Single registration for WGOB Members

Member Price Complimentary
Allyship (Non-Members)

Single registration for Non-WGOB Members

Standard Price CAD $40