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Wes Hall, Quinn, and Elatia Abate

June 7, 2022 by Speakers' Spotlight

Spotlight On: CBC’s Newest Dragon, a Trailblazing Olympian, and a Future of Work Pioneer

This just in — we’ve added some new star power to our roster. Coming to you straight from the “Den”, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the intersection of disruption and innovation, these incredible leaders tackle some of today’s biggest topics and leave audiences inspired and equipped to enact real change.

Wes Hall | "Dragon" on CBC's Dragons Den

The Corporate World Reimagined

CBC’s newest “Dragon” Wes Hall is one of Canada’s most influential businesspeople — from orchestrating multi-billion-dollar deals for Canada’s corporate elite to boldly fighting systemic racism.

Hall is the founder of both Kingsdale Advisors, one of North America’s leading shareholder advisory groups, and BlackNorth Initiative, which challenges businesses to end anti-Black systemic racism. He channels his drive, passion, and commitment to offer audiences actionable business strategies while revealing concrete steps to advance equity in the workplace.

Learn more about Wes and how he’s breaking down barriers for the next generation of Black leaders.

Quinn | Olympic Champion

Championing Inclusion

The Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team made history in more than one way with their gold-medal win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. As a midfielder for the team, Quinn became the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics and the first to win an Olympic medal of any kind.

A champion on and off the field, Quinn is also known for their advocacy work. Quinn shares their Olympic experience while also exploring their personal journey to living their authentic self and the power of allyship in helping the LGBTQ+ community achieve success.

Learn more about Quinn and their work in championing inclusivity.

Elatia Abate | Future of Work Pioneer

Future of Work: Turning Trends into Tangible Results

While we live in an age of tremendous change, we’re also in an era of unbelievable opportunity. Named a leading female futurist by ForbesElatia Abate has spent years researching the impact of technology and disruptive forces on our world to help organizations thrive even in the face of uncertainty.

Abate’s actionable keynotes equip audiences with the tools needed to prepare for and calmly navigate the often-unpredictable shifts unfolding across industries, cultures, and technologies.

See Abate’s top five trends to track in the future of work.

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