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Calling all young women interested in foreign policy!

Join Women in Foreign Policy (WIFP) and the Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom for an engaging “speed networking” workshop on gender equality, diplomacy, and international affairs! Small groups will get to meet with Canadian High Commissioner Janice Charette, as well as women working on Trade Promotion, Political Affairs, Consular Support, and Immigration. You’ll get the chance to ask questions, and come away with a firsthand understanding of the different kinds of work that take place inside a High Commission.* The workshop will end with a networking session and an official tour of Canada House.

*A High Commission is the equivalent of an Embassy in the Member States of the Commonwealth

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Janice Charette is High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Janice Charette became Canadian High Commissioner to the UK in September 2016. From 2014-2016, Mrs Charette served as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. In this capacity, she served as the principal public service advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister and head of the public service. Previously, she was Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet as well as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. In a career that has spanned 8 ministries, Mrs Charette held senior executive positions across files that included skills development, labour markets, immigration, citizenship, employment insurance, health and justice. Mrs Charette has also worked in the private sector for the management consulting firm of Ernst & Young, and for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. She was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2013 and 2014. Mrs Charette attended Carleton University, where she received a Bachelor of Commerce. She is married to Reg Charette, and they have two adult children - Jed and Cassie.

Twitter: @JaniceCharette | linkedin.com/in/janice-charette-459744134

Lisa Catana is the First Secretary (Immigration) at Canada House. She was previously posted to Mexico City and has been on numerous temporary assignments in the US, Brazil, China, Pakistan as well as in Amman, Jordan during the Operation Syrian Refugees project in 2014. Before her career in the Foreign Service, Lisa held several positions as a mechanical engineer including in the Canadian Arctic with Nasittuq Corporation, as well as in El Salvador with Project Acceso. Lisa holds a Masters in Engineering – Biomechanical, and Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering - both from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Lisa Almond is the Minister-Counsellor and Consul - Head of Consular and Administrative Affairs. Lisa Almond has been at the High Commission of Canada to the UK since August 2014. She leads the consular and passport programs, mission corporate services, mission operations, mission security and is also the Executive Director of a regional service delivery hub. Lisa has worked for Global Affairs in various capacities since 1998. She has had 5 postings abroad including South Korea, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy and now the UK. In Ottawa, she has worked in HR and Corporate Renewal. She is fluent in four languages and is an activist in the prevention of eating disorders.

linkedin.com/in/lisa-almond-46034093

Janice Vogtle, Counsellor (Investment / Economic) - Trade Team.

Janice works in the trade team at Canada House. She arrived in 2016, after completing her second assignment at the Canadian Consulate General in Hong Kong. She has served in several expert trade positions at Global Affairs Canada, including as Deputy Director for Investment, Innovation, and Services, and as a Trade Commissioner for Aerospace and Defence. Janice holds two environmental sciences degrees: a Masters from York University in Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, also in Ontario. She has volunteered as a Board Member for the Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association of Canada.

Twitter: @JVogtle | linkedin.com/in/janice-vogtle-66905415

Leah Marchuk works in the political affairs team at Canada House, where she is responsible for work on human rights, international development, and foreign policy in the Asia region. A career foreign service officer, she has held several positions at Canada’s foreign ministry including in UN affairs, as an advisor on multilateral and Middle East issues, and in the Sudan task force. She was also an advisor at Canada’s mission to the UN in New York. Before joining the Foreign Service, Leah held a number of communications roles. These included doing communications and marketing for cancer and environmental charities, and working as a reporter for a newspaper in Ghana. Leah recently completed a Masters in Diplomacy and International Strategy at LSE and holds a Bachelor’s in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

Twitter: @LeahMarchuk | linkedin.com/in/leahmarchuk

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