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The Rotman Women in Management Association invites male and female members from Industry and from other Canadian graduate business programs for a day of thought leadership, benchmarking, and networking. The theme for this inaugural year is “Men as Allies and the Parity Proposition,’ highlighting the role of gender inclusivity in expanding the discourse on gender equity, as the Rotman WIMA celebrates the launch of its WiMen male allies program, and emphasizing the gender parity value proposition in Canadian business.


10:00 – 11:15

Registration and Refreshments

Fleck Atrium

11:15 – 11:30

Opening Remarks

Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management

Fleck Atrium

11:30 – 12:15

Fireside Chat

Andrew Edwards, Partner, Bain & Company

Fleck Atrium

12:15 – 1:00

Gender in Finance Panel Discussion

Richard Nesbitt, Chief Executive Officer, Global Risk Institute for Financial Services and Former COO, CIBC;

Barbara Annis, Founding Partner, Gender Intelligence Group;

Moderated by Jennifer Reynolds, Head, Women in Capital Markets

Fleck Atrium

1:00 – 2:15

Networking Luncheon

CIBC Room and Campbell’s Soup Area, 3rd Floor

2:15 – 3:00

Gender and Canada’s Economy – Recommendations from the Canada Growth Council

Laura McGee, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Career Centre Lounge, 2nd Floor

3:00 – 3:45

The Future of Gender and Work

Sylvia Gonzalez Zamora, Director, People & Change Services, KPMG

Career Centre Lounge, 2nd Floor

3:45 – 4:30

Keynote: Global Sources of Change and Implications for Leadership

Bruce Simpson, Director (Senior Partner), McKinsey & Company

Fleck Atrium

4:30 – 4:45

Closing Remarks and Public Launch #GoSponsorHer

Laura McGee, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Fleck Atrium

4:45 – 6:30

Networking Reception

Fleck Atrium