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Gender in the workplace – Vancouver

Today, women account for over 60% of undergraduate degrees in Canada. In fact, they have accounted for more than 50% of undergraduate degrees since … 1980! So why are there only a fraction of CEO positions held by women? We have more research on the benefits of having more women at the top than we know what to do with, yet the pace of change is glacial.

The truth of the matter is that gender parity won’t happen on its own. Employers need to tackle this issue head on or nothing will change. Yet there is significant resistance to creating programs that target women…mostly from women themselves.

Following on a 2016 series of Community of Practice events, this session will focus on practical tips, tricks and solutions that employers can actualize in their environments to create a more inclusive workplace for women.


Who should attend:

This event is for  leaders, managers, or designated employees involved or interested in the planning and executing of diversity and equity strategies.


  • Breakfast and registration
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Presentation from CCDI leadership team
  • Networking break
  • Facilitated group discussions and debrief
  • Wrap up

About the presenter:

Deanna Matzanke Deanna Matzanke is the Director, Measurement and Analytics for CCDI. She is a bilingual Strategic HR and Diversity Professional and employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of minority inclusion and employment systems and practices. She is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (from the Human Resources Certification Institute) and holds her Human Capital Strategist designation (with the Human Capital Institute). She also specializes in Human Resources Policy and Compliance Frameworks. She is a sought after keynote speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator on all aspects of diversity, inclusion and human resources. Most recently, she acted as the head of Diversity and Inclusion in the Global HR function at Scotiabank where she was responsible for a wide range of employment strategies.

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Event details:

Date: May 18, 2017
Time:  8:00 am – 10:30 am PT
Venue: TELUS
Floor 5 – 510 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3

This event is free to attend.

Registration for this CCDI event is now closed. 

Feel free to contact us at anytime should you have any questions.

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