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6th Annual Women in Manufacturing Success Forum

OVERVIEW

Canada’s leading conference that celebrates women in Canadian manufacturing is back!

Bringing together over 500 participants to empower, support, and accelerate women in manufacturing, you don’t want to miss out on this powerful event.

The three day forum will focus on how we can help manufacturers attract and retain women in their workplace, and how we can engage and inspire young women to consider careers in manufacturing.

Join us every day from March 7th – 9th to hear from manufacturing sector leaders, attend engaging panel discussions, learn from untold stories of women in industry, and network with industry peers.

Help CME increase the number of women in manufacturing by 100,000 by 2030. Together, We Can Do It! 

SPEAKERS

Dr. Jon Callegher, Employment Research and Executive Director of Job Talks

As the Executive Director of Job Talks, a media agency that promotes Skilled Trades careers, Dr. Jon Callegher has personally interviewed more than 100 young Skilled Trades people and he has overseen more than $1.2 million in federal and provincial research projects.

 

A dynamic speaker, Jon has shared his message on CBC radio, TV, and at conferences across Canada and the U.S. He is a full-time professor in the School of Marketing at George Brown College in Toronto and he has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Waterloo. 

Karen Ergus, Sr. Director of Public Relations for the National Apprenticeships Program (NAP) for the Natives Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)

Karen is creating positive social change by advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion for visible minorities, the disabled, Indigenous Peoples and members of the 2SLGTBQIA+ communities in the oral health care and employment sectors.

 

She has decades of public and private sector expertise with a focus on education, healthcare, and business law and more than 35 years in dental oral health. As a Senior Clinical Dental Hygienist for the First Nations’ Reserve in Maniwaki, Quebec, one of Canada’s largest reserves, Karen continues to mentor on reserve hygienists for over 7 years.

In addition, to being a business lawyer, inventor, and author, Karen advocates for safer and welcoming work environments for both the employers and employees.

 

More importantly, Karen’s focus in the last few years has been as the Sr. Director of Public Relations for the National Apprenticeships Program (NAP) for the Natives Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) in Ottawa which helps Indigenous women and 2SLGTBQIA+persons access employment opportunities with companies, including manufacturers across Canada, that share the view that economic empowerment of women is a vital component of reconciliation.

Stay tuned for more speakers to be announced! 

EVENT AGENDA

MARCH 7, 2023 - FUTURE OF WOMEN IN THE MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE

Opening Remarks

Dennis Darby, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)

 

Welcome Remarks

Angela Pappin, Chief Transformation Officer, ArcelorMittal Dofasco North America, and Chair of CME’s Women in Manufacturing Working Group

 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marcia Braundy, President and Project Manager Equity in Apprenticeship & Technical Fields Digital Archive, Kootenay Women in Trades & Technology Association

 

Fireside Chat 

  • Sandrine Devillard, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Karen Ergus, Senior Public Relations Director, Native Women’s Association of Canada
  • Third speaker to be announced

Closing Remarks

Speaker to be announced

MARCH 8, 2023 - ATTRACTING, RETAINING AND GROWING TALENT

Opening Remarks

Smita Mehta, CHRL, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Samuel, Son & Co.

 

Fireside Chat

Speakers to be announced

 

Attracting, Retaining, and Growing Women for A Competitive Manufacturing Industry – Panel Discussion

Speakers to be announced

 

Closing Remarks

Speaker to be announced

 

Online Networking Session for Professionals

MARCH 9, 2023 - BUILDING MY CAREER IN MANUFACTURING

Opening Remarks

Speaker to be announced

 

Keynote Speaker

Jon Callegher, Ph.D., Executive Director, Job Talks

 

If You Can See Me, You Can Be Me Panel Discussion

Speakers to be announced

 

Closing Remarks

Dennis Darby, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

 

Online Networking Session

For those considering a career in manufacturing

LOCATION

Online

EVENT DATES AND TIME

March 7 - 9, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

COST

CME Members: Complimentary – Anyone from your company can register

Non-Members: $150+ tax

Students/Educators: Free

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