SocialHRCamp Virtual 2021 2.0 – Building Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organizations
In partnership with Airmeet, we are extremely excited to be offering our 2nd Virtual SocialHRCamp. The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on both our personal and professional lives. What has not changed is our unwavering desire to learn, push ourselves intellectually, and do great work.
This fully virtual experience on November 4, 2022, will focus on how to build truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. In typical SocialHRCamp fashion, we will run mega and break-out sessions and our speaker group is truly an impressive collection of HR and DE&I leaders, practitioners, and industry thought leaders from across North America. While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to offer amazing food and beverage (we know attendees always look forward to the wine and beer selection at our events), we will be integrating many fun, creative, and social activities into the program.
With the Airmeet event platform we will be running a fully interactive virtual tradeshow, networking tables, “random speed networking”, and highly interactive sessions, all within the Airmeet platform — i.e. you don’t need to leave the platform to jump on Zoom, Google Meet, or any other platform.
Spots are limited so be sure to grab your ticket today — great networking, and hands-on learning.
- 9:30 am - 10:00 am
- Registration & Networking
- 10:00 am - 10:15am
- kick-off & Introductions
- 10:20 am - 11:00 am
- Mega Session: The Transformation Trifecta - Next Generation Work and Leadership
- There are 3 main global themes (we'll call them the trifecta for transformation) that are shaking up the world of work - The Great Resignation, The Aging, and Emerging Workforce, and the focus on Social & Environmental Responsibility. And, oh yea - let's not forget about that pesky pandemic! What if we told you all three of these (and even the pandemic) are connected and point to a larger conversation around justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI)? We'll open the day with an engaging and actionable conversation to ground us for the rest of the event experience to include: Not just a trend - JEDI IS the future of work: the mounting priority for corporations to be an active partner in justice advocacy and social responsibility. Passing the baton: to emerging leadership that are holding company's accountable to not just Diversity efforts, but actively changing culture (workplace) and Culture (society) for generations to come. Transformation Trifecta: and how it's grounded in a permanent movement to question the traditional workplace and re-create one that is more inclusive, diverse, and equitable for all. What needs to change and inspiration for the day ahead: the paradigms that HR and leaders can begin to shift to effectively nurture and prepare the next generation of leaders and boldly respond to the transformation in front of us.
Speakers:Angela R. Howard
Angela R. Howard
Angela R. Howard has spent over a decade working with organizations to accelerate businesses through people that thrive. Her dedication to shaping the workforce of tomorrow is grounded in building human-centric workplaces, better leaders, and thriving communities. She’s a trusted advisor and coach to owners, founders, and CEOs interested in shaping and “actualizing” their organizational cultures for the collective good of their organizations, employees, and the communities they serve.
She’s worked with a variety of organizations ranging from 120 employees to 300,000 employees as a trusted business partner – including Beam Suntory, Rotary International, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Kaiser Permanente, and Dober.
Angela is a leader and thought partner in the areas of culture, talent management, leadership development, and employee experience. She coaches, educates, and speaks about transforming organizations into catalysts for attracting, hiring, retaining, engaging, and developing their most capable and energized employees. Her personal mission is to re-invent the role of “HR” and create more human-centric workplaces that enrich the lives of a diverse workforce and inspire them to do good for the world.
Angela received her M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology – a specialized field focused on rigor and research around behavior and human potential in the workplace.
Anna Dewar Gully
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Tidal Equality, Anna and her business partner Dr. Kristen Liesch founded Tidal to revolutionize the practice of equity, diversity, and inclusion work for greater impact by building a new bridge between equity interventions and organizational strategy and decision-making. Together, they co-created a powerful new methodology called the Equity Sequence ™ which change makers and leading companies around the world are now learning and scaling so they can transform everyday decisions and designs into powerful opportunities to expand equity and reduce bias, discrimination, and inequality. Anna has over 15 years of experience designing strategy, transformation, and equity initiatives in large systems and organizations in Canada, the US, Europe, and the UK. Throughout her career, she’s guided numerous Boards of Directors, CEOs, and senior leaders as well as teams of all shapes and sizes through change initiatives that build organizational value and contribute to equitable social progress. Anna has a Master of Research Degree (MRes) in Public Policy and Management from the University of London (Birkbeck) and a BA from McGill University. Some of Tidal Equality’s clients include Virgin Media, Liberty Global, the Royal Bank of Canada, Glassdoor, North Carolina State University, among others and Tidal Equality’s vision is to build a world in which equality is the new status quo so that everyone can achieve their full potential. Check her out at tidalequality.com
As a founder, CG found herself burning out big time when she was building her last company. She looked to the market for solutions but couldn’t find anything that was easy, integrated into her workflow, and provided her with insights and action she could take. When she found that her customers and partners were struggling with the same thing she founded mello wanting to build a simple and seamless way for employees to know how burnt-out they are and take action immediately.
Dean DelpeacheDirector of Talent & Diversity
Dean Delpeache is the Director of Talent & Diversity at Fiix Software, where he’s responsible for executing the talent acquisition and DIBE strategy. For a decade, he has been focused on talent management and creating frameworks of equity. He is also a Diversity Consultant and the Program Lead & Professor of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program at George Brown College. He is a global conference speaker, delivering talks in North America, Russia, Spain, Middle East, and UK just to name a few. Dean possesses a Masters in Human Resources Management from York University and has completed a Certificate program in Leadership and Inclusion from Centennial College
Gift is a queer neurodiverse creative who’s too powerful for one job title. She runs a jewelry business called OKE London to celebrate her Urhobo heritage, works as a creative producer, dramaturg, and podcast creator at TeaTotal. Her practice is solidly founded in anti-racism. An advocate for Black women resting, she’s here to create change in between (and via) naps.
With 20 years of experience building technology teams, James is the founder and CEO of Candidly, a skills-based sourcing platform that uses only objective data to match employers and Software Developers. After experiencing bias within the hiring process, as both a hiring manager and a job seeker, James came to realize that the hiring process is broken and capable candidates are consistently overlooked. This realization was the catalyst for Candidly, and it’s why Candidly does things differently.
Jeff WaldmanEntrepreneur & HR Tech Evangelist
Jeff Waldman is a senior HR leader and technology evangelist. His newest venture is ScaleHR, a growth ops consultancy that helps scaling companies streamline costs to empower revenue growth and employee productivity. Deeply engaged and connected within the SMB and HR technology spaces, Jeff’s influence has helped growing SMB companies strategically scale their People Operations through a combination of strategy and technology. With the world of work constantly changing, Jeff’s unique and creative perspective on business, HR, technology, and strategy has helped many growing organizations achieve extraordinary results. He has led and built HR teams at growing organizations in the technology, financial services, entertainment, broadcasting, government, not-for-profit and consulting industries. Currently, he is Founder & Principal at ScaleHR, an HR consultancy that works with growing SMBs to scale their HR and Talent operations, and HR tech startups to build amazing software. He is also the Founder of SocialHRCamp and HR Leaders Collective – experiential learning events for the HR community. Jeff is an avid speaker, blogger, and volunteer with diverse organizations and initiatives throughout North America. Originally from Vancouver, and currently living in North Toronto with his amazing wife and three awesome young boys with who he spends his personal time. He also coaches his kids’ sports teams and is an avid hockey player and snowboarder.
Jess Von Bank
Jess Von Bank is an 18-year industry veteran and impassioned evangelist of the modern employee experience. As both a former recruiting practitioner and an expert in bringing HCM vendor solutions to market, Jess looks to broaden her executive mindset to better design and deliver a workforce experience that exceeds the expectations of talent and the needs of the business. Jess is the Head of Marketing and Now of Work Global Community Leader for Leapgen, a digital transformation company shaping the Now of Work. Jess is an active community emcee and ambassador for women’s and girls’ organizations in Minneapolis, including Diverse Daisies, a nonprofit organization serving girls ages 11-15. Most importantly, she’s raising three daughters: Ainsley, Kenna, and Bailey.
Kemp has a passion for organizational culture, education, and building Canadian technology businesses. Kemp developed the first social communications courses and certifications at BCIT and acted as an expert witness in the first case in Canada where an employee was fired for their Facebook postings. Kemp spent five years building Hootsuite from 25 to 2000 employees. He then led marketing and growth for two of Kelowna’s top technology companies, GetintheLoop and FreshGrade. Kemp is an angel investor and advisor to start-ups and SMBs. Kemp most recently launched The Canadian Workplace Culture Index and Certification program.
Lorie Corcuera is the Head of HR, Vancouver, and LA for DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects, animation, and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television. Lorie is a strategic business partner and culture leader with over 20 years of experience in culture and belonging strategy and implementation, executive coaching, leadership alignment, organizational design and effectiveness, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and elevating workplace experiences that inspire purpose, connection, and impact. Leading and loving by example is her mantra. Lorie is passionate about elevating the life experience at work and cultivating a community that is igniting and enriching our human spirit.
Maayan Ziv, 2020 Governor General’s Innovation Award Laureate, is the Founder of AccessNow, a mobile app designed to empower people living with disabilities to live more independently. AccessNow connects people with information on the accessibility of places in over 30 countries. This innovation engages a global community to contribute to a more inclusive and accessible world. Living with Muscular Dystrophy, Maayan channeled her frustration on the lack of accessibility information into motivation and making a difference. Her inspiration was personal; her impact is huge.
Maria is the VP of DEI Strategy at CFW Careers. Maria spent fifteen years working in various management, sales, and business development roles. She has worked at some of the world’s leading SaaS and digital media organizations, making her uniquely qualified to partner with sales organizations in all aspects related to commercial talent recruiting, development, and retention. Maria is also Co-Founder of Changing the Conversation (along with Cynnie King and Rachel Fagnant-Fassler) with a personal commitment to advancing women towards leadership and achieving the ultimate goal of gender equality in the highest ranks of the corporate world. In line with her commitment to social justice and equality, Maria serves as board co-chair for Mixteca, a non-profit organization serving the Latinx immigrant community in Brooklyn and beyond.
It is our role as leaders to be continually curious and find better ways of working to unlock the potential of business and people. My mission and unwavering passion are to discover how. I’m an experienced leader in the application of HR technologies. CEO and co-founder at Huler, building solutions encompassing HR strategy, innovation, technology & multimedia learning content, putting people first. Our award-winning teamwork with some of the world’s most forward-thinking brands. Let’s talk, let’s discover new ways to explore, challenge and facilitate change.
Nouhaila Chelkhaoui, founder of Scale Without Borders, is a young startup dedicated to advancing newcomers in tech. Nouhaila came to Canada 10 years ago from Morocco. Following a career in tech, she launched SWB in 2019 to help advance other newcomers and immigrants in tech like her.
Pete is a social impact practitioner with a passion for creating positive social change through diversity, equity & inclusion, community impact, and employee volunteering. His career includes roles at purpose-driven brands including Starbucks and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. In his current role as Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager for Softchoice, Pete manages Softchoice’s DE&I strategy and organizational priorities. He is driven by family, inclusive collaboration, and developing partnerships with people who find purpose in equity and empathy.
Sabrina Meherally (she/her)Founder & CEO
Sabrina Meherally (she/her) is an equitable design thought leader residing as a settler and daughter of refugee and immigrant parents, on the stolen lands of the
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. She founded Pause and Effect to challenge urgency culture in innovation – encouraging organizations to deeply contemplate impact in order to create thoughtful and inclusive customer and employee experiences. With a background in HR, product design and digital strategy, she’s seen the way diversity, equity and inclusion can be operationalized and integrated throughout every facet of an organization.
Her interest in socially conscious innovation has led her to work on design initiatives at both a local and international scale.
Sabrina believes that change starts with our ability to contemplate and to imagine alternative, liberated futures. She is energized by speculative fiction, sci-fi, travel adventures and a good cup of coffee.
Sara’s passion for people and the investment in employees through learning, employee development, and Human Resources, spans more than 20 years. Sara is a trusted advocate for corporate culture, inclusive leadership, and employee engagement. Her leadership experience across award-winning organizations including CIBC, Bell Canada, and Softchoice has given her the opportunity to inspire others, impart knowledge, and lead impactful, organizational change. In her current role as Senior Director of Learning Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Sara is focused on building and sustaining employee and leadership capability through innovative learning solutions and inclusive employee engagement practices.
Stephanie is an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) leader at TransLink with 20 years of experience and 6 years specializing in EDI. At TransLink she has developed a 3-year strategic plan, a framework for the first 3 Employee Resource Groups along with running an Inclusion Survey and EDI manager training within her first 10 months. At SAP she ran the 1st Global EDGE certification where SAP became the first multinational tech company to become EDGE certified. She inspires employees to be their best selves and do their best work through inclusive behaviours. Stephanie’s diversity and inclusion journey started in 2011 when she became the GIRLsmarts4tech Grade 7 sponsor to inspire girls to enter the tech field in which 1500 girls went through the program. She is obsessed with baking the perfect cookie and reads everything regarding Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.