Lean In Canada - Toronto: Men Lean In - Lean in Canada


Throughout the year we focus on bringing you strong female speakers and panelists that are trailblazing in their fields and breaking down barriers as they go. To achieve true equality however we know that we must include men as part of the conversation. For this reason, every November we invite men to our #MenLeanIn panel. We bring men that are leaders in business and true champions of equality. This is year is no different as we bring you a group of men that have a vision for the industries that they are in and recognize the power we can harness by improving equality in the workplace.

Our panelists are:

Courtney Charles
Director, Basketball Operations & Player Development, The Toronto Raptors, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

John Wiggins
Director, Team Operations, Raptors 905, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Ryan Couvrette
Partner PWC

Mehran Malek
VP of Professional Services, Nuology

We’re also pleased to introduce Ainka Jess as the moderator of this year’s #MenLeanIn panel. Ainka is passionate about communications and empowering women. She combined her love of sport and over 10 years of communications and media relations experience to launch She’s4Sports in 2016.


6:00 – 7:00 pm Registration & Networking
7:00 – 8:00 pm Talk by Panelists
8:00 – 8:40 pm Q & A
8:40 – 9:30 pm Networking

We’re also thrilled to feature an exciting silent auction at this event. Come prepared to bid on your favourite items  – you will certainly find a treat for yourself or someone on your holiday shopping list!

We look forward to seeing you on November 28th!
Space is limited, so get your ticket early to avoid disappointment!
Follow the event and let others know you are coming using #LeanInCanada. 

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