Kim is the co-founder and Executive Director of The People Project; an initiative to bring forth local and international community development for queer and trans folks of color and their allies, through alternative education, art¬-activism, and collaboration.
As an educator, Kim travels around the world talking to people about justice, equity, and human rights. One of the most fundamental things she shares is a reframing of the golden rule. The golden rule suggests that we should treat other people the way that we want to be treated.
A queer womyn, she has hosted events for the United Nations, acted as the Grand Marshall for Hudson, NY Pride, and hosted the opening night Black Lives Matter panel at the Art Gallery of Toronto. She’s hosted Laverne Cox at Supporting Our Youth for an LGBTQ youth-centered dialogue. And, Kim has contributed to Cosmopolitan, MTV, NBC, Larry King Now, Buzzfeed and the CBC.
Allison Venditti, HBA, CHRL
Allison Venditti is a career coach, Human Resources and return-to-work expert with over 15 years of experience creating programs, policy and best practices that improve workplace cultures and increase employee retention.
After becoming a mother herself and surviving a life-altering brain injury, Allison decided to leverage her expertise as a corporate recruiter for industries ranging from healthcare to banking, to start a career coaching business to help women, and especially mothers, build meaningful careers and develop leadership skills to become changemakers in their organizations.
She has since grown Moms at Work to Canada’s largest professional network for working mothers providing resources, community and support to over 11,000 members.
Allison is passionate about breaking down the barriers to women succeeding in their careers and motherhood and is a sought-after speaker and regular commentator for national news outlets on return-to-work, pay transparency and working parenthood.
In the spring of 2021, Allison organized a roundtable discussion with the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to discuss ways the government can better support working families during the pandemic and she provided input to federal policy makers on improving E.I. services.
When not working, Allison can be found sitting on her front porch in her favourite Star Wars tee-shirt planning her next advocacy initiative or biking around downtown Toronto with her three boys – yes, even in wintertime.
As Founder of Leader In Motion in 2008 and the Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, Christine Laperriere has built her career around enabling leaders to be in motion.
Today she leads multiple corporate engagements focused on the development and advancement of high potential women, the growth of manager and director level professionals and she also sits as an advisor to sales leadership for over 5 sales organizations.
She also helps companies improve workplace culture; implement coaching philosophies into the workplace and helps leaders operate at their maximum potential.
Rosie Yeung, CPA, CA, CHRL
Rosie is a Speaker, Coach, Strategist and Podcaster for Justice, Equity, Decolonization and Inclusion (JEDI), specializing in intersectional diversity and Asian-Canadian identity. Her life goal is to reduce social inequity and discrimination, especially in wealth, race, and gender. Rosie loves mentoring Asian and racialized women to succeed in business as their true selves.
As a Chinese-Canadian, immigrant, cis-straight female with invisible disabilities, Rosie’s intersectional identities help her empathize with diverse communities, and bring compassion and kindness to her work. She is the creator and host of the Changing Lenses Podcast, seeing through the eyes of people on the front lines of discrimination, racism, and exclusion.
Emma Todd, Managing Director of MMH Data Systems and CEO of MMH Group
Sadaf Parvaiz, CPA, CA; Global Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity Leader at GHD and former Inclusiveness Director at EY
Kerry Hannon, Author and Workplace Futurist
Dr. Natasha Williams, Women’s Radical Self Care and Leadership Expert
Robin Taub, CPA, CA; Author of The Wisest Investment, Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life