Difest Speaker Series

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Bringing about a change – Katie Thompson

Chief Strategy Officer, Women in Capital Markets (Canada)

If you were given an opportunity to bring about a change globally, what would that be? Why?

Removing systemic barriers in workplaces through widespread education and legislated equitable policies and practices. This will allow women and other underrepresented groups to have equal opportunity to advance, succeed and lead at work, resulting in a more equitable distribution of wealth and power.

How can women and underrepresented groups make an impact on Canadian economy?

Women and underrepresented groups will be in a better position to contribute to the Canadian economy when we address and remove the barriers that prevent them from being able to advance and contribute with the same ease as the dominant group.