The X Factor: Why the World Needs More Women Leaders
A Presentation by Katherine Emberly, President of Business, Brand and Communications at Shaw Communications
In partnership with Corus
The case for diversity is well known and includes higher returns to shareholders, stronger employee engagement and better financial results. However, the percentage of women in senior leadership in Canada's digital economy remains at 24.3%. WCT is the only community-based, coast-to-coast organization that inspires and supports women to achieve their highest career potential in Canada's digital economy through professional development, mentorship, advocacy and research. WCT champions and promotes women in senior leadership through research; recognition in the WCT Leadership Excellence Awards; and Canada's only cross-sector career executive sponsorship program, the Protege Project.
WCT and Corus are proud to present The X Factor: Why the World Needs More Women Leaders, a presentation by Katherine Emberly.
Katherine Emberly is the most senior female executive in the senior management team of Shaw Communications and a leader in Canada's digital economy. She leads the Shaw Business, Brand, Sponsorship, Media Relations and Internal Communications teams.
Building a successful career in advertising and telecommunications has taught her some profound lessons about the specific-and indispensable-qualities that female leaders bring to their organizations. It has also given her a superb perspective on what it takes to be a female business leader. Above all, she believes women must be authentic to their natures to make a meaningful contribution in business. Her view of the power and the imperative of women's leadership is forthright and inspiring.
At this event, you will:
Get inspired to step up in your career-the world needs more female leaders at the table
Learn how to remove the voices of others from your head and listen to your most critical mentor-yourself
Make genuine connections with other leaders in your community to share your challenges, solutions and stories
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.