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Meet our expert speakers and explore a world of career choices!

Inspired by the theme of International Women's Day 2021, we're inviting students of all genders, backgrounds and identities to #ChooseToChallenge and take action for equality as they plan their futures. A panel of experts with a range of  experiences and journeys will showcase how diversity, equality and inclusion shape a prosperous career.


Event Agenda

March 25th 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Each speaker will talk for 5 minutes about their career journey. Students will then have the opportunity to ask questions.

Event Emcee:

Candice Jay, CIM, FCSI, MFA-P -  Vice President, Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.

Speakers:

Scott Duke: Founder OpnRoad.io

Amarachi NwamadiManager, Human Resources Business Partner, The Home Depot Canada + Founder & Coach, Hatched Works

Joe Felix: Product Manager, Digital & Web, Corus Entertainment

Amanda Lewis: Regional Operations, Mazda Canada

Michael Cherny: Lead, Growth Platforms (Future of Trust), Deloitte Canada





Meet our Panelists

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Candice Jay, CIM, FCSI, MFA-P
Vice President, Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.

Candice has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry. She is focused on helping charitable foundations and high net worth clients achieve their long-term financial goals. Strategic philanthropy is also an important part of Candice’s practice and she is passionate in working with clients to identify values and areas where philanthropy can play a role.

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Scott Duke
Founder OpnRoad.io

Scott is a serial entrepreneur having founded 10 companies and one non-profit. He is the managing broker of three real estate firms in British Columbia, and the creator of the business broker course for Vancouver's 25,000 real estate agents. Scott's newest venture is called OpnRoad.io, a software company focused on helping small business owners sell their companies for maximum value.

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Amarachi Nwamadi
Manager, Human Resources Business Partner,
The Home Depot Canada + Founder & Coach, Hatched Works

Amarachi is the founder and principal coach of www.hatchedworks.com and a strategic HR professional who partners with ambitious professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs to develop into and evolve their potential, with compassion and candor. Amarachi has spent over a decade working in sales operations, management, leadership development, cross cultural communication, project management, supply chain analytics and most recently human resources, supporting a mix of national and global organizations and solopreneurs.

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Joe Felix
Product Manager, Digital & Web, Corus Entertainment

Joe Felix is a Toronto native, tech worker, adventurer and philosopher always looking to try out new things.

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Amanda Lewis
Regional Operations, Mazda Canada

Amanda Lewis is a young professional with expertise in customer experience and corporate strategy. She is an equity champion by advocating for inclusive change and accountability. She is currently working for Mazda Canada in the Regional Operations department.

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Michael Cherny
Lead, Growth Platforms (Future of Trust), Deloitte Canada

Michael is a diverse and agile leader in every sense of the word, having served clients in the consumer, financial services and mining industries delivering assurance, advisory and consulting services, and is currently the Senior Lead for the Future of Trust at Deloitte Canada. An active member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and a Director on the Board of The 519 as well as on the Advisory Committee for LGBTQ+ engagement with CPA Ontario, he previously served as Treasurer on the Board of Pride Toronto and a Director on the Board of Start Proud as well. Michael is a member of CPA Ontario's Council and Women College Hospital Foundation's Development Committee. A community builder at heart, he has been recognized as a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion, CPA Ontario Emerging Leader and Notable Life LGBTQ+ Leader of the Year.