An Increasing Need to Prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This past year, there has been an overwhelming push to prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. For leaders looking to affect tangible change in their organizations, it can be difficult knowing where to start. DEI is more than just unconscious bias training, it should be progressive and transformative. It impacts an organization’s bottom line by affecting innovation, financial profits, hiring and acquisition, and more. How should you implement a DEI program at your organization, and more importantly, how do you build a successful one?
- How companies have shifted in dealing with D&I in the past 1-2 years
- What successful companies do to implement D&I vs common mistakes
- How do you create a D&I group from scratch and why is it important
- How do you balance authenticity with marketing?
Meet the Speakers:
Doug is a Founding Partner of Hammerco Lawyers with offices in Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
Having been a lawyer since 2005, he heads Hammerco Lawyers firm’s Commercial Litigation Group, specializing in high quantum contingency matters. Doug has been lead counsel in numerous trials and proceedings in the Supreme Court of BC. His firm is made up of 70 members; all of different origins, culture and background. Doug is a part of Hammerco Lawyers’ Diversity and Inclusivity Committee which began in the Summer of 2020. They are committed in their cause to support anti-violence, pro-equality and the mental and physical well being of our team.
As the National Lead for Partner Relations at the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI) Pangus builds and manages the organization’s relationships with its partners and consulting clients. With a decade of experience in partner relations working for two of the largest chambers of commerce in Canada (Vancouver and Toronto), Pangus has a wealth of experience interacting with diverse business communities across the country. Originally from Vancouver, Pangus is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business and currently sits on the advisory committee of the Diversity and Leadership Council (DLC) for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Pangus currently resides in Toronto and is an avid sports fan (Go Canucks!) with a love of travel and great food.
Kristy is a multidisciplinary systems thinker with an innate ability to identify leading edge entrepreneurs and align them with untapped opportunities to drive breakthrough change. She was raised in an entrepreneurial family, attained a unique education in both fine arts and political theory, and is a natural facilitator. Her passion and purpose have coalesced around empowering entrepreneurs to affect positive social, environmental and economic change. With more than a decade of impact design under her belt she is a veteran in this space and is uniquely positioned to translate how todays ideas become tomorrows impact.