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The Impact of the Pandemic on Women’s Advancement during Recovery

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
The Impact of the Pandemic on Women’s Advancement during Recovery : Overcoming Setbacks and Promoting Change for the Better

During the summer of 2020 the Empire Club held a milestone event which brought together five remarkable women(to view the panel discussion click here) to talk about mental health, money and societal shifts occurring in real time as the worst pandemic in over a century tested Canadian civil society and our ability to cope with numerous unimaginable stressors affecting our lives and our livelihood. These remarkable leaders spoke candidly about issues impacting women in the workplace, at home and across all aspects of society. It quickly became evident to all of our audience that these were NOT just women’s issues but will have an enormous impact on employers, families and society in general as we all face this unprecedented crisis.

The audience questions submitted by those who tuned in during the Live Broadcast were so numerous and of such fundamental importance to the real impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the economy and society in general that it was immediately obvious a second session would be of great importance to anyone trying to understand how to emerge from this crisis, and what the best way forward for all Canadians was.

Stated simply: “How will we overcome the setbacks women have faced due to the pandemic and how can we become stronger together as a society?”

Vivene Salmon, Vice-President, Country Compliance Manager, Global Banking and Markets Compliance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Andrea Carter, CEO & Founder, Wealthy Woman Warrior and Building Better Organizations; Gender Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and Learning Development Consultant

Candies Kotchapaw, Community Builder; Networker

Elizabeth Naumovski, Vice President Marketing, Caldwell Securities Ltd.

Dr. Samantha Wells – Senior Director & Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH; Associate Professor, Clinical Public Health Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

*The content presented is free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.*

*Views and Opinions Expressed Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the speakers or panelists are those of the speakers or panelists and do not necessarily reflect or represent the official views and opinions, policy or position held by The Empire Club of Canada.*