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WOMEN GENERAL

COUNSEL CANADA

2019 NATIONAL Conference 

Thank you everyone for joining us in Toronto for the 2019 Women General Counsel Canada Conference! Open to members of WGCC from across Canada, this full-day conference offered conversation with over 90 in-house counsels who are leaders within their organizations.  This year's Conference focused on Diversity and Inclusion. The Agenda included discussions on #MeToo investigations, Time Management, a presentation from a nutritionist, a panel involving leading General Counsel and concludes with a networking session. Hosted at Sun Life’s new global headquarters on the waterfront in downtown Toronto, registration included breakfast, lunch and networking.

AGENDA

 Time Event  Presenters 
8:15 – 8:55  Registration and Welcome Breakfast  
9:00 – 9:15  Conference Co-Chair Opening Remarks Trish Callon, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Sun Life Canada
9:15 – 10:30 Diversity Panel
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is essential in today's workplace given changing demographics, globalization, the war for talent, and both business to business and consumer requirements. Our esteemed panelists, will share their insights and experience on how D&I has evolved, challenges on the journey, best practices, and perspectives on the future of D&I.
Andrea Cotroneo, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Capital One Canada Moderator

Sarah Qadeer, General Counsel, The Home Depot, Canada

Jennifer Jackson, President, Capital One Bank, Canada

Laura McGee,  Founder and CEO, Diversio

Barbara Boake, Partner and National Practice Leader, McCarthy Tetrault
10:30 – 10:45  Break  
10:45 - 11:45  #MeToo Investigations - Tips and Traps for the WGC
The #MeToo movement has become one of the hottest topics in legal circles and boardrooms across all geographies and sectors, fundamentally changing the nature of our discourse on - and expectations for - equality in the workplace. Hear about practical tools and tips for legal practitioners and boards to help them navigate this changing landscape, mitigate risk and adapt to new standards and expectations in the workplace.
Lisa Marcuzzi, VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ArcelorMittal Group Moderator

Maureen Armstrong, University Secretary and General Counsel, York University 

Susan Muigai, Executive Vice President, People and Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada.

Andrea York, Partner and  Practice Group Leader of the National Employment & Labour Group,  Blakes

11:45-1:15 Lunch Presentation – Nutrition at its Best
We are in a unique time when diversification of perspective, and inclusion of our 'whole selves' is imperative to being optimally healthy. Learn about some of the most fascinating research emerging in human health 
 Tzabia Siegel, BAPhED, RNT, the Food Coach, Nutritionist, health educator, wellness coach and author
1:15-1:30  Break  
1:30-2:00 WGCC Annual General Meeting

Cheryl Foy, President WGCC

Hilda Wong, Secretary WGCC

2:10-3:15

Time Management and Productivity

You can only reap the benefits of time management if you have a strategy.  When it comes to a good time management strategy, everyone has their own preferences.  We will discuss personal time management techniques with a goal to assisting you in managing your time more effectively.

Arlene Alvares, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Siemens Healthineers Canada Moderator

Shelley Babin, VP, Law & General Counsel, Ontario Power Generation

Patrice Walch-Watson, Senior Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Christa Wessel, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at ClearView Strategic Partners Inc.  
3:15-4:00

Building Social Capital Through Effective and Authentic Networking Techniques

Back, by popular demand, re-discover authentic networking techniques from an award winning business and brand leader.

Wrap - Up 

Colleen Moorehead, Chief Client Officer, Osler LLP Moderator

Elizabeth L.W. Fanjoy, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, CIBC, Conference Co-Chair
4:00-4:30 On to Cocktail Smoothies!  



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