April 2018

Standing Together: A cross-sector approach to highlighting the voice of women in Canada

11:30am-1:30pm | King Edward Hotel - 37 King Street East, Toronto

Half of all Canadian women have experienced workplace sexual harassment. Less than 30 per cent of those women have reported the harassment. As media cycles change, more voices are being heard. It is now critical that all perspectives are encouraged and accounted for.

On April 25th, the EC will discuss these unwanted experiences, how we dismantle and recreate social structures to advance and support women, and the #MeToo movement. Join our respected panelists from all sectors and political ideologies to engage in a non-partisan conversation about expectations for cross-industry changes and how to support Canadian professional women in the workplace.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email peters@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to peters@economicclub.ca by Wednesday, April 18, 2018

*The views expressed on the Economic Club platform are not that of the Economic Club or its affiliates but of the speakers alone and the organizations they represent*

Chief Kelly LaRocca

Chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

Chief Kelly LaRocca

Chief Kelly LaRocca was elected as the Chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation in 2013, and has served on the elected Council for her community since 2008.

Kelly's other past professional experience includes practising as a civil litigation lawyer, which she commenced upon graduation from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in 2000, and her call to the Bar for Ontario in 2001. Before entering her career in Indigenous politics, Kelly also completed graduate coursework at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, with a focus on Aboriginal legal issues.

Kelly is married and lives in Port Perry with her husband Jonathan and their beautiful daughter Ruby, and are expecting a little one on the way in May.

Lisa Kinsella

Managing Partner, Daisy Consulting Group; Media Personality; Feminist; Lobbyist

Lisa Kinsella

Lisa Kinsella is the managing partner of the Daisy Consulting Group. Originally from Canada’s west coast, Lisa spent more than a decade working for government and the public sector before joining Daisy in 2012. On Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, she rose quickly through the ranks, having held senior positions in many political offices, including for a former opposition party leader. Well known for her political skills, Lisa was also tapped to lead issues management in a War Room.

As an outspoken feminist, Lisa travelled to Washington to participate in the 2017 Women’s March and has spent considerable time and effort leading an anti-misogyny and anti-racism effort against a Toronto-based tabloid newspaper. Together with her partner, she has had the publisher and the editor charged criminally and she also highlighted the tabloid’s rape advocacy and misogyny both in the media and with the police. These same two men have now been charged with the promotion of hatred against women and Jews – this is the first time in Canadian history that a charge of hate promotion against women has been laid.

In addition to being a political pundit on various television and radio programs, Lisa’s advocacy efforts are often covered by national media as she is strong voice for women, social justice and equality.

Michelle Rempel

MP for Calgary Nose Hill; Opposition Critic for Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship
Former Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification; One of Canada's leading feminist voices

Michelle Rempel

Michelle is the Member of Parliament for Calgary Nose Hill. She was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. Michelle has held the positions of Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment. In 2015 Michelle was appointed the Official Opposition Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Previously, Michelle was a Director at the University of Calgary and built a strong reputation for successfully promoting innovative academic and business research partnerships. She also worked in the technology commercialization division of the University of Manitoba, where she assisted in administering commercialization strategies for a portfolio of over 200 emerging technologies.

Prior to this, she was engaged as a managerial consultant in Calgary, applying her knowledge of intellectual property management within a professional service framework in the areas of strategic planning, project management, process reengineering, and marketing where she gained insight in the health and educational sectors.

Michelle holds a degree in economics. Michelle has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network, has also been named one of Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40”, a recognition of Calgary's exceptional community leaders. Michelle has been named twice by Maclean’s Magazine as their Parliamentarian of the Year – Rising Star calling her “one of the government’s most impressive performers.” In 2016, Michelle was selected as a Young Global leader by the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum calls the Forum of Young Global Leaders a “unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next generation leaders." Rempel was also named one of "Alberta's 50 Most Influential People of 2016" by Alberta Venture Magazine referencing her "strong debate performances in the House of Commons and for her fierce support of women in politics

Michelle’s volunteer work has made a difference in Calgary. She has planned events, raised tens of thousands of dollars, and acted a volunteer leader for numerous local not-for-profit organizations including the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Northern Hills Community Association.

A Maple Leaf Award winner, Michelle has been extremely active in the Conservative Party in many important roles as a volunteer, organizer and leader. She was president of the Calgary -Nose Hill Conservative Association, co‐chair of the Conservative Party’s National Policy Committee, co‐chair of the Alberta’s CPC President’s Council and co-chair of the inaugural Alberta Congress, the Conservative Party’s policy forum for Alberta CPC members. Michelle was co-chair of the enormously successful Conservative Party Convention in Calgary in 2013.

An authentic and strong for voice for her constituents, Michelle is also highly involved with local Conservative Associations, sparking a rise in interest, memberships and involvement in local Conservative activities, engaging many enthusiastic volunteers and leading one of the strongest Conservative teams in Canada.

Supriya Dwivedi

Radio Host, Global News Radio, 640 Toronto
Political Analyst, CBC's Power & Politics

Supriya Dwivedi

Supriya Dwivedi is fluently trilingual in English, French and Hindi, so that means she can give you her (unsolicited) opinion in all three languages. Supriya graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, and upon completion she was accepted into both medical and law school. Much to the chagrin of her grandmother, Supriya opted to pursue the legal route at the Université de Montréal so she could finally use her argumentative powers for good.

Once equipped with both an LL.B. and a J.D., Supriya moved to Toronto and went on to work in the dark arts of government relations and strategic communications, dabbling in political commentary and strategy on the side.

When Supriya realized she could make a living by talking for hours on end, she made the move to host The Morning Show on Global News Radio 640 Toronto, and although that means waking up at an ungodly hour everyday she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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