On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, Randstad Canada, the country’s leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services will host the Women in Leadership Luncheon in Toronto and in Montreal on June 7. The event will showcase women in business, with varying experiences and diverse achievements, who will exchange ideas and inspire and promote female leadership in a changing world.
Susie Wolff, development driver for the Williams F1 racing team (and one of only a handful of women who have driven in F1 in its history), will provide a keynote speech sharing her own story as a woman in a high-profile position within a Formula One team.
“When I started in DTM six years ago, I wouldn’t have survived if I hadn’t proven myself and hadn’t been good enough to compete on merit,” says Susie Wolff, development driver, Williams F1. “Once women have an opportunity, it’s up to them to grab it with both hands. I’m not out there to prove how good a female driver can be in DTM or Formula One, I am out there to show what I can do personally, to prove myself on merit. I do that because I love racing and that’s a big part of the reason why I was given this chance with Williams,” she says.
Following Susie’s keynote address, Stacy Parker, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Randstad Canada will lead a panel of women from various industries as they discuss their journeys of leadership, overcoming obstacles, and tips for career success. The panel includes: Tova White, Vice President, Human Resources, Coca Cola Canada, Gayla Brock Woodland, Managing Director, MS&L, Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice President Research and Innovation, and Manju Jessa, Senior Counsel, RBC Law Group and Lucille D’Souza, Senior Counsel, RBC Law Group.
Stacy Parker, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Randstad Canada, says this event will provide an opportunity for Randstad Canada to shine a spotlight on an important topic in diversity. “We are so excited to bring together such a dynamic and powerful group of women to talk about their own experiences and tackle some of the critical issues facing women in business today,” says Parker.
According to Parker, some of the topics on the agenda will include diversity, glass-ceilings, work/life balance, as well as valuable advice for creating and accelerating your career path. “We can’t deny the fact that women connect with organizations, network, work their way up the career ladder and measure their success in very different ways than their male counterparts. In fact, our own global research supports these facts,” she says. “Events like this one are so important because they provide a valuable opportunity to listen to and learn from some of Canada’s top female leaders who have navigated and steered their own careers with tremendous success.”
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