In partnership with the BC Chapter, WCT will share the results of this report at an event on May 8, 2018. The program will feature a brief presentation on the report findings and recommendations followed by a discussion by leaders in the digital economy of why we need more diversity and how to more swiftly achieve equality. The discussion format will be Fishbowl-style, described below
Zara Gray Senior Advisor, Diversity & Inclusion, Goldcorp Inc.
Zara Gray is the Senior Advisor, Diversity & Inclusion, for Goldcorp Inc., a senior gold producer. Since joining Goldcorp in 2014, Zara has led the expansion of the award-winning Creating Choices program, Goldcorp's training, development and mentorship program for women. The Program assists women in advancing their careers within the organization, through education, skills training and mentorship, to enable them to assume greater responsibility for their work, opportunities for advancement and thereby improve their lives and those of their families and communities where Goldcorp operates. Zara is passionate about building inclusive workplaces and was instrumental in developing the company's first global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and supporting its rollout in partnership with Goldcorp's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Zara worked in the Resources Division of the Australian Government Department of Industry and the Science Division of the French Embassy in Australia. Zara holds a dual Bachelor Degree in International Business and Media Communications from Queensland University of Technology.
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Seven chairs are arranged in an inner circle (the fishbowl). The remaining chairs are arranged outside the fishbowl. Four invited panelists occupy four chairs in the fishbowl with three chairs remaining open to encourage participants from the audience to move into the fishbowl and join the conversation. The rest of the audience sits on the chairs outside the fishbowl. The moderator introduces the topic and the people in the fishbowl start discussing the topic with the audience outside the fishbowl listening in on the discussion until they feel moved to join the fishbowl and the conversation by occupying one of the two empty chairs.
One chair must remain open, which means that once a member of the audience joins the fishbowl by taking a seat in the empty chair, one of the other audience participants must voluntarily leave the fishbowl. The discussion continues with participants frequently entering and leaving the fishbowl.
Established in 1991, Canadian Women in Communications and Technology's (WCT) mission is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of women through a coast to coast network of professional women, men and companies in communications and technology.
Headquartered in Ottawa, WCT empowers women in broadcasting, cable, telecommunications, digital media and technology to achieve professional success, to aim higher and to be recognized for their achievements.
Through partnerships with organizations such as Information Communications Technology Council, Information Technology Alliance of Canada and Wired Women, WCT has increased its efforts to strengthen the leadership role of women driving innovation and smart growth in Canada.
Our vision is to be the leading organization that inspires and advances women as leaders and contributors to Canada's digital economy.
We will achieve our vision through leadership and skills development, mentorship, recognition and by building and promoting a national community for women in communications and technology.
To be the catalyst for advancing women's leadership in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors
To facilitate women's career advancement through mentorship, skills and leadership training, networking, and recognition
To help companies access female talent
1500 members across Canada from all sectors of the communications and technology sectors. Ten Chapters coast to coast: British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Manitoba, Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec, New Brunswick.