‘How We Mentor & Support Our Future Leaders In The Workplace? -SWIT Leadership Series (Part 3)

‘How We Mentor & Support Our Future Leaders In The Workplace? -SWIT Leadership Series (Part 3)
Event on 2013-03-25 18:00:00

We have had 2 VERY successful sessions in our Leadership Series and are happy you were interested to support our efforts with sold-out attendance!


We have enjoyed hosting terrific panelists on our past topics- "What is good Leadership?" and "Who are we as Leaders and How can we be Better Leaders?"


This last session in our three-part Leadership Series will explore “How we mentor and support our future leaders in the workplace?” 


To offer you diverse points of view we have put together another impressive panel of speakers:  


·        Elaine Roper, SVP HR at Toronto 2015 PanAm Games and founder of JUMP mentoring; an organization that matches and supports young women at Bishops University with Toronto Senior Business Women.

·        Linda Blair,  Partner at Deloitte Consulting, in Hospital and Healthcare.  Deloitte is renowned for their progressive and unique mentoring and coaching programs. 

·        Andrew Tai, the co-founder of Unhaggle, a ventured-backed technology company that makes online car purchases easy for the consumer. Andrew is 20 someting CEO and has been mentored by some of the best at companies like Onex and Morgan Stanley and RBC. Andrew also has spoken at SWIT previously and we are very please to have him back.


Elaine, Linda and Andrew look forward to sharing their experiences, and mentoring stories and give us food for thought as to how we can all be better leaders and mentors, not only in our workplace, but in all facets of our lives. 


Please join us on Monday March 25th at 6:00 pm at Verity Club for an inspirational discussion, dinner by George Resturant, networking and what will prove to be another enjoyable evening!


With food costs covered, the remaining proceeds will be donated to Sheena's Place, a charity that provides hope and support for people with Eating Disorders.


Look forward to seeing you on March 25th… Sue Banting, Cathy Tait and Fariba Anderson. 


Elaine Roper's Bio:Elaine serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee. Elaine has over 30 years of business experience in the technology, financial services, not for profit and public/private sectors, with particular expertise in human capital strategy planning and implementation, change management, governance, organizational development and corporate operations. Elaine has demonstrated her skill in driving change management by leading organizations through mergers and acquisitions, growth and restructuring cycles as Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Operations at Promis Systems Corporation (now a division of Brooks Automation) and earlier in her career at Royal Trust. Through her work as President and founder of Think Company Inc. for over 10 years, Elaine worked with over 25 organizations in the technology, knowledge and professional services sectors in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. As a member and volunteer on numerous Boards and Committees, Elaine has lent her leadership experience to organizations such as the Heart & Stroke Foundations of Ontario and Canada, the Textile Museum of Canada, and currently at the Royal Ontario Museum. At Bishop’s University she has been an active member of the Corporation, has chaired the Information Technology Policy and Human Resources Committees, and has served on the Governance Restructuring Task Force and Governance Committee. Elaine holds a Bachelor’s degree in German and Business Administration from Bishop’s University, and is a former Golden Mitre and more recently Alumna of the Year award winner. Elaine is a Founding member of the JUMP mentoring programme, which she started with a small group of like-minded alumni women in 2009.


Linda Blair's Bio: Linda is a Partner in the National Health Services Practice of Deloitte, providing advisory services exclusively within the health industry.  Linda is a respected leader with over 20 years experience including executive positions, program management and clinical practice as a Registered Nurse. Passionate about transforming healthcare, she is focused on delivering business change initiatives that are supported by the strategic use of information technology. Her focus is on the health care provider with an emphasis on large-scale systems integration and operational redesign projects. For the last 10 years, Linda’s health care experience has focused on the implementation of clinical information systems. Linda has a proven record of leading large-scale clinical system implementation projects in academic medical centers and large integrated delivery systems in both Canada and the United States.  She has worked with clients to achieve improvement in care delivery and patient outcomes, with a particular focus on chronic disease management. Linda has a demonstrated ability to engage and manage relationships with key stakeholders in a collaborative manner, gaining their respect and support. She has a passion for motivating teams and bringing people together for a shared purpose to achieve complex transformational initiatives. Linda holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario and earned her MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.


Andrew Tai's Bio: Andrew Tai is co-founder of Unhaggle, a venture-backed technology company that empowers car buyers by providing an online marketplace where consumers can select multiple dealers to compete for their business – helping them find the best prices without negotiating. Andrew and Unhaggle were recipients of the Deloitte Impact Infused mentorship program which recognizes ten innovative Canadian startups annually and pairs them with seasoned entrepreneurs as mentors. Prior to Unhaggle, Andrew worked in private equity at Onex Corporation and investment banking at Morgan Stanley and J.P.Morgan. Andrew holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Andrew was a recipient of Canada's Top 20 Under 20 award for founding Investors of Tomorrow, a federally registered charity providing financial literacy education to youth that he started as a student club in his high school. Andrew believes passionately in mentorship and looks forward to sharing how mentors have profoundly shaped him personally and professionally.


at Verity Club
111d Queen Street East
Toronto, Canada

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