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Leadership Series 2.0: Women in Supply Chain

Date:   Mar 25, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021
Location:   Zoom Virtual Platform

The Canadian supply chain landscape has transformed in many ways in the last few years. One of the transformations has been around women attaining decision making roles within their organizations. The pandemic itself has brough supply chain as a profession to the forefront, which in turn entails a future where more women will find themselves taking up pivotal roles within their teams. Join some of these women and those who have supported their journeys, as our speakers share insightful stories on

  • Breaking down barriers and driving innovation
  • Leading and responding to change
  • Attaining the visibility you need to climb the corporate ladder

For a sneak peek into last year: Click here to view our Women in Supply Chain event last year.


  • $149 + HST 
Non Member:
  • $199 + HST

Non Member Rate includes complimentary membership until Apr. 30, 2022. Membership offer available to only Ontario residents who have not been a member in the past 18 months. Membership will be activated after the event.

Corporate Groups (Member or Non Member)
  • $396 + HST for 4 attendees
  • $99 per additional attendee

Please contact Nancy Tran at if you would like to register a group larger than 4.

Refund Policy

This event is non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another Leadership Series event if received in writing at least three business days before the event. Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame. 

Earn Your CPD Points

This event is eligible for 5 CPD Points


8:45 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Leadership Panel
How do Leaders Navigate Risks to Further their Career?

It's natural to want to stay in your comfort zone, but is fear preventing you from moving up or trying something new? Taking a risk can look different depending on where you are in your career but it's necessary for both organizations and individuals looking to stay relevant and thrive.

  • Steps to manage risks and get out of your comfort zone
  • What can you do next to challenge yourself and grow as a leader?
  • Using your talents to be heard
  • How to excel in your current position while remaining open to opportunities
Vanessa Clemendot

Vanessa Clemendot
VP, Supply Chain

Andaleeb Dobson

Andaleeb Dobson
VP, Merchandising and Supply Chain
The Source

Victoria Toll

Victoria Toll
Director, Transportation
Home Depot Canada



More to Come…

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Leveraging Male Allies to Advocate and Help Advance Women

Women can't do it alone. Men play a critical role in gender equality.

  • Role of men and being champions of equality both at work and in their personal lives
  • How to create and promote opportunities to ensure women are supported, mentored and provided the same opportunities as their male counterparts
  • Why do men need to be part of the conversation
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Lee Ann Carver

Lee Ann Carver
Associate VP, Supply Chain Operations Asia
Canadian Tire

John Salt

John Salt
Former SVP, Supply Chain
Canadian Tire

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Panel
Techniques to Increase Focus and Balance in the Workplace

Mindfulness has proven to lower fight-or-flight response and is the gateway to making decisions from an overarching awareness and not from compulsion or desire. Walk away with the keys to greater health and a more balanced, peaceful state of mind.

  • Fully understand and embrace your genuine self
  • Lead through inner-leader visioning meditation
  • Use mindfulness and feel empowered in the workplace
  • Reconnect with purpose and live an empowered life
  • Shift from a stuck perspective
  • Deal with imposter syndrome and show up confidently
  • Embody the change for the future we want to create
Kerry Oliver

Kerry Oliver
VP, Supply Chain
Canada Goose

Suzannah Kelly

Suzannah Kelly
VP, Global Talent Management

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Panel
How Women Compete with Women: Overcoming Gender based Obstacles

It's a fact that women communicate--and compete--differently than men do. When women compete with other women, there are even more differences

  • How can you create a win-win scenario with same-sex competitors who may feel threatened
  • How can you deal honestly with conflict in the face of unfair competition?
  • How to present your best self and rise above in the face of this type of competition
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
The Power of Connection
  • Why aren’t your networking attempts resulting in more business?
  • Why do you still avoid certain situations that might be good for you?
  • What makes you uncomfortable and how do you overcome it?
  • What is holding you back from being a leader in your field?
  • Where do the men fit into this?
3:45 PM
Closing Remarks

Sponsorship Opportunities

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For more information on how to partner with us please contact Himani Dureja at

Title Partners

The Story GroupAvettaCoupaSchulich School of Businessecovadis

Session Partners

Home Depot       The Source

Supporting Partner

Cedric Millar

Associate Partner

WBE Canada


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