EVENT DESCRIPTION

CAREER STAGE: Any

ASPIRE. ADAPT. ADVANCE.

In the evolving business landscape, women face a multitude of challenges and obstacles both personally and professionally. CPA Ontario’s Women in Business Summit is designed to empower and activate the community of female leaders across industries and collectively inspire them to aim higher to position themselves for success.

This PD learning event is suitable for emerging female leaders, or senior business and finance professionals. The conference will provide actionable insight and knowledge that can be incorporated into your role immediately.

COMMUNITY & NETWORKING

We know the value of staying connected with peers during this unusual time. Using Hopin’s unique virtual networking features, you will have an opportunity to make new connections and network with fellow CPAs.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Navigating uncertainties of the business landscape from a female perspective
  • Real-life lessons learned from professionals who are adapting and thriving in their industry
  • Sessions designed to help women advance their careers across all career stages
  • Opportunities to connect with peers and build your network

WHO WILL BENEFIT

CPA Members and non-members at any career stage who are looking to stay informed on topics and trends specifically affecting women in business.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

This CPA Ontario PD learning event is live webinar hosted on the innovative Hopin platform. A link to join the event on the Hopin platform will be sent closer to the date. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled start time.


Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Virtual Yoga Session

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

AM Networking

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Conference Opening Remarks

Neha Kohli, CPA, CA
TV Creator, Screenwriter, Actor

10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Opening Keynote:

What It Takes: A Story of Purpose, Strength, and Laughter
Zahra Al-Harazi
Award-Winning Entrepreneur & Purpose-Driven Leadership Expert

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Break & Sponsor Highlights

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Plenary Session:

Are You Board-Ready?
Deborah Rosati FCPA, FCA
Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board Inc

12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion:

The Excellence of Women in Their Professions
Moderator:
Candice Best

Founder of BEST PR Co.

Panelists:
Jenny Okonkwo, FCMA(UK) CPA, CMA

President of Transform Consulting Inc.

Betty Ferreira, FCPA, FCMA
CEO of Goodcasting Academy and ReStructure Consulting

Neha Kohli, CPA, CA
TV Creator, Screenwriter, Actor

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Plenary Session:

Personal Finance Tips for Women
Julia Chung
CFP, CLU, FEA, TEP, Partner, CEO, and Senior Financial Planner, Spring Financial Planning

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Break & Sponsor Highlights

3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Closing Keynote:

Best Practices in Developing Diverse & Inclusive Workplaces
Jodi Kovitz
Founder & CEO of #MoveTheDial


Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Virtual Yoga Session

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

AM Networking

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks

10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Opening Keynote:

Leading From The Middle: Developing Presence And Impact At Any Grade
Liz Lugt
Founder of Movation Leadership

11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Break & Sponsor Highlights

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session:

Family Violence and Mental Health During COVID-19
Samra Zafar
Founder & Executive Director, Brave Beginnings

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Plenary Session:

The Maybe Principle: Planting Seeds of Change
Gabrielle Scrimshaw
Indigenous Leadership & Education Expert

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Plenary Session:

The Branding Effect
Jenny Okonkwo, FCMA(UK) CPA, CMA
President of Transform Consulting Inc.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote:

Balancing Life with Humour
Kate Davis
Comedian, Actress, Mother of Three