All human society is organized into communities: cities, workplaces, congregations, audiences, home supporters. Communities give us sustenance and the energy to be productive, compassionate and creative. But maintaining community cohesion is challenging when crises demand dispersal. Building resiliency into all our communities is a vital component of organizational planning.
Corus is a major national broadcaster. Through the Global News Network, it plays a vital role in keeping national and local communities equipped with the information they need to address the crisis. Equally, entertainment and lifestyle programming provide a valuable distraction from the challenges we face. And, at its heart, Corus is a community of employees. This presentation will explore the lessons Corus has learned about the strategies the forge strong communities and sustain them through difficult times. It will be of interest to professionals in the broadcast industry, members of the broadcast audience and anyone trying to stay productively connected with their own workplace.
Moderator: Sangita Patel, On-Air Host, ET Canada
Cheryl Fullerton, EVP, People & Communications, Corus
Sholeh Fabbri, Executive Producer, ET Canada
Alexandra Henderson, Vice President, News, Global News
Krista Look, Director, Original Programming, Lifestyle
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.