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Gender Diversity in Technology | Film Screening and Panel

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MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street

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Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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On September 6, 2017, Manulife’s LOFT (Lab of Forward Thinking) and Women@Manulife will be hosting a film screening & subsequent panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the technology sector. We will be screening CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, with opening remarks from Ontario’s Minister of the Status of Women. Following the film will be a panel discussion on how we can work to solve the systemic issues that women face working in tech.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, is a documentary that investigates the persistent gender and minority gap in the technology industry. We encourage you to view a trailer of the film here. At the conclusion of the screening, we will be joined by an esteemed panel of women in technology.

Opening Remarks by:

Hon Indira Naidoo-Harris – Minister of the Status of Women, Ontario

The panelists for the event will be:

Cindy Forbes – EVP & Chief Analytics Officer at Manulife

Lee Ann Murray – CIO / SVP Investment Technology Division at Manulife

Johnathan Nightingale - Founding Partner at Raw Signal Group

Sandeep Tatla – AVP, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Manulife

Carolyn Van – Director of Youth Programs at Ladies Learning Code

Panel to be moderated by:

Jessica Galang - News Editor at Betakit

All attendees are invited to attend a networking reception following the conclusion of our program.

When: Wednesday, September 6th, 2:15 – 6:30 PM

Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St, Toronto, ON (Lower Concourse Auditorium)

Agenda:

2:15 PM - Guest Arrival at MaRS Discovery District

2:30 PM – Opening Remarks by Hon Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women, Ontario

3:00 PM – Movie Screening

4:30 PM – Panel Discussion

5:30 PM – Reception & Networking

Women@Manulife is a Toronto-based grassroots organization that promotes advancement of women within Manulife and John Hancock at a personal and professional level. We bring together women within our organization’s Toronto locations through networking events, discussion groups and speaker presentations that focus on topics and issues that women face both in the workplace and at home. Women@Manulife is a proud member of the Global Women's Alliance (GWA).


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Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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