TORONTO: International Women’s Day - Put Your Hand Up High and #ChooseToChallenge - Lean in Canada

Lean in Toronto invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 with us. This year the focus is on choosing to challenge by calling out gender bias and inequality. Around the world, women and men will be showing their support of this theme by putting their hand up and attending events to listen to stories and increase their knowledge to better support equality.

We plan to capture your attention with speakers who have demonstrated the power of challenging biases and living their chosen ambitions. The event will kick-off with 2 keynote speakers who are sure to impress and inspire you. Samra Zafar is an award-winning internationally renowned speaker, bestselling author, and educator for equity, mental health, and human rights and Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson is an experienced Information Technology professional with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services space, an entrepreneur, author, professional bodybuilder and inspirational speaker.

This IWD 2021 event will also feature a fireside chat with Rupinder Dhillon who has worked in the data field for two decades in data management, business intelligence, advanced analytics and, most recently, AI and machine learning and Torey Konecsni who is an experienced people leader across the management consulting, retail and telecommunications industries.

Together, we will engage with these trail blazers as we learn about how they have overcome perceived limitations to achieve great success in under-represented industries. Key themes to be discussed surround: navigating our careers, challenging the status quo, throwing our hands up high for equality and breaking boundaries to help pave the way for other women to succeed.

Heraclitus once said, “The only thing that is constant is change.”

Change won’t happen without choosing to challenge it.

Let’s Choose to Challenge together!


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