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Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Sinead Bovell, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Joanna Griffiths, and Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

Future of Work, Leadership, and DEI: Celebrating Strong Female Voices

With International Women’s Day around the corner, meet some of our most requested female speakers. These incredible women are all leaders in their field and speak to some of 2022’s most requested topics — future of work, leadership, DEI, and more.

Through compelling storytelling and real-world examples, they leave audiences inspired, motivated, and future-ready.

Indigenous Rights and Leadership

Jody Wilson-RaybouldThe Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

The daughter of a hereditary chief and Indigenous leader, leadership comes naturally to Jody Wilson-Raybould. She was Canada’s first Indigenous Minister of Justice and Attorney General and the first woman to be elected as an Independent Member of Parliament.

Both a community and political leader, Wilson-Raybould shares her unique perspective on Canada’s path to reconciliation, leadership, and democracy.

Diversity and Inclusion

Yassmin Abdel-MagiedYassmin Abdel-Magied

Leadership and Diversity Expert

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is on a mission to make diversity the norm across the world. She’s internationally renowned for her talks on unconscious bias and leadership, with her TED talk amounting more than 1.8 million views.

Abdel-Magied draws on both research and her personal experience to break down unconscious bias and its impact on a workplace. She shares actionable strategies on how to challenge personal and organizational biases to create a safer, fairer, and more productive work culture.

Future of Work

Sinead BovellSinead Bovell

Futurist | AI and Future of Work Expert

A new world of work is on the horizon where our century-old workforce model — learn, work, retire — will become a thing of the past. Futurist Sinead Bovell prepares business leaders for this new world, which will be radically transformed by technology.

Diving deep into artificial intelligence and its impact on the workforce, Bovell equips audiences with a roadmap to a digital future where individuals, companies, and countries alike can reap the benefits of a smart world.

Entrepreneurship

Joanna Griffiths

Joanna Griffiths

Founder and CEO, Knix

Joanna Griffiths is the founder and CEO of one of the fastest growing intimate apparel brands worldwide. Under her leadership, she has led Knix to become the sixth fastest growing company in Canada with a product sold every six seconds.

Sharing her entrepreneurial journey, Griffiths shows audiences how to reimagine their organization’s missions and values and leverage them to increase buying power, as well as the importance of community and collaboration in today’s digital world.

Diversity in Medicine

Dr. Chika Stacy OriuwaDr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

Physician | Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa experienced firsthand the disparity in healthcare as the only Black medical student of her graduating class. She has become a vocal advocate for improving disparities in Black health and confronting institutional discrimination.

Recently named to Maclean’s “Power List”, Oriuwa shares her evolution as an advocate while exploring historic barriers and the importance diversity plays in breaking them down. She also shares strategies on how to be an effective ally for the BIPOC community.

Virtual Speaker Series

See more of our incredible female speakers in action through this highlights reel from our Virtual Speakers Series — a FREE event exclusive to Speakers’ Spotlight clients. Sign up here to join these VIP events.

Interested in learning more about our keynote speakers and what they can bring to your next event? Email us at [email protected]