Catalyst for Change: Accelerating Diversity on Canada’s Provincial Boards

Catalyst4Change_SalimNensi_33CCMW Toronto chapter partnered with the Women’s Portfolio for the Ismaili Council of Ontario and the Ismaili Council of Toronot for an evening of networking and dialogue on the importance of gender diversity in decision making positions.

The keynote speaker was The Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP (Halton) and Minster of the Status of Women and Minster Responsible for Early Years and Child Care who discussed how we can remove barriers of entry for women and how we can achieve the new targets the Ontario Government has put in place for provincial boards and agencies.

The event was moderated by Sadia ZamanManaging Director for Canada at the Royal Ontario Museum.

The esteemed panelists were:

  • Sadia Zaman (Moderator and Emcee): Managing Director, Royal Ontario Museum
  • Aretha Phillip: Manager, Public Appointments, City of Toronto Clerk’s Office
  • Sadaf Parvaiz: Director, Americas Inclusiveness Office, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Vandana Junega: Senior Regional Director – Central Canada, Catalyst Canada