Re-thinking Mentorship Having a mentor is a smart career development strategy. Having an experienced and trusted guide can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Yet research suggests that women
Having a mentor is a smart career development strategy. Having an experienced and trusted guide can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Yet research suggests that women are over-mentored and under-sponsored. In addition, women have less access to male mentors – a problem that is reportedly increasing in response to the #MeToo movement. Join us as we explore mentorship, sponsorship and the future of these important relationships in the modern workplace.
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DATE Thu May 16
LOCATION Exhibition Hall
TICKETS $22.61–46.17 Purchase on eventbrite.com
Senior Vice-President and Chief Revenue Officer | Pacific Blue Cross
As Senior Vice-President and Chief Revenue Officer of Pacific Blue Cross, Heidi’s focus is to drive profitable growth and innovation across all product lines for the organization. Heidi is also the Chief Operating Officer of BC Life, Pacific Blue Cross’ Work & Wellness division. When away from the office, Heidi supports her community as a Board Director at the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. Heidi is also a member of the Board of Trade’s Women Leadership Council’s Policy Committee, and is a proud mentor to talented female leaders, including being a mentor in UBC’s Sauder School of Business MBA Mentor program.
Director, Media Relations | University of British Columbia
Clare is a passionate communications strategist with a proven track record working with public and private sector organizations across North America and Europe. She is currently the Director, Media Relations for the University of British Columbia, responsible for overseeing faculty-based news and helping manage the institution’s overall reputation. Clare has experience working with stakeholders at complex, multinational organizations, progressive mid-size companies, and innovative start-ups across a wide variety of industries. Clare has been on the board of directors for the B.C. chapter of the American Marketing Association and Women in Communications & Technology. She is currently a guest lecturer for UBC Sauder Accelerated Digital Marketing Diploma Program. In her spare time, Clare teaches violin on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, volunteers at Canuck Place, and is a keen triathlete.
”Mentorship provides me with the opportunity to have candid and more objective conversations that support my growth both as an individual and leader.”
Third panelist to be announced shortly.
Partner | M&A & Value Creation Services at Deloitte Canada
Throughout her career, Leslie has integrated continuing education as a key component in her growth: from night school to gain IT accreditation, completing her Masters Certification for Business Analysis, and then completing her MBA with RRU specializing in international business and innovation, learning new skills and interest areas, coupled with a strong mentorship network, has influenced her growth trajectory. Starting her career in municipal government roles, her passion for IT transformation and tangible solutions led her to switch gears to private sector with PWC. Here, Leslie was the IT lead for BC, then took on a national role and eventually moved to client-side Mergers & Acquisitions. Her next move was to Longview where she helped established their M&A practice.Leslie is now partner at Deloitte in the M&A practice where she coaches and mentors her team and advises clients.
(Thursday) 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Roundhouse | Exhibition Hall
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