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Upcoming Laurier event to focus on women's leadership

Elevating Laurier Leaders will focus on the accomplishments of  alumnae who are making progress in women's leadership
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Laurier is focusing on women's leadership in a four-part virtual event happening this fall.

Elevating Laurier Leaders will focus on the accomplishments of  alumnae who are making progress in women's leadership.

It aims to build a support network for women across different industries and backgrounds. The first topic will be on Black women in leadership, which will involve a panel who will share experimental knowledge and research regarding the experiences of Black women, including engaging in resistance within their leadership; empowering other racialized women; and taking responsibility for the broader roles they play within their communities.

This panel will be held on September 22 at 8 a.m. Residents can register for the event here.

According to a release, the panel discussion will be moderated by Lauren Burrows, education and inclusion coordinator in the Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Laurier, and will feature Laurier alumnae Amaryllis Jones, trade marketing manager at Procter and Gamble; Cassandra Mensah, staff attorney at Day One New York; Elizabeth Clarke, front-line worker of Toronto housing and homeless supports for The Salvation Army; and Sinead Bovell, the founder of WAYE.

“I’m thrilled that the momentum we have been building for this event series over the last two years will be continuing in a virtual setting. The conversations we are having and the connections we are making are now even more critical for the aspiring leaders who participate in our Elevating Laurier Leaders events,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah MacLatchy, in a release about this event. 

“I encourage everyone to take part in this exciting initiative and to continue to make investments in themselves by expanding their professional networks and deepening their knowledge of these important and relevant topics,” 


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