22 Blog posts

Storytelling – A Valuable Tool in Litigation

**STORYTELLING**   Part of the fabric of our society is storytelling. It is everywhere. We remember stories, we want to see and hear them. They sell products via ads, newspapers, books, magazines and movies. Our caveman ancestors probably only communicated through stories. From when we were children we were told stories and they usually had…

Cyber Security for Energy – Spotlight on Ray Boisvert

Cyber Security for Energy speaker Ray Boisvert, President of I-SEC Integrated Strategies & former assistant director of CSIS, speaks to both IT World Canada & The Globe & Mail about data breaches, cyber threats, and how Canadian institutions are preparing.       Give up trying to stop attackers at the perimeter, says ex-CSIS official…

Women in Leadership – Industry News

  The Multiplier Effect: 3 Adaptations To Help Women Scale Big There is no doubt: women entrepreneurs are a powerful economic force. In the US, they start businesses at twice the rate of men and are at least half owners of 46% of privately held firms in the country. Even more impressive, the post-recession increase in…

Douglas Meal

  Douglas Meal Partner Roper & Gray LLP, Boston   Biography Seasoned trial lawyer Doug Meal represents companies in complex transaction-related disputes arising from all varieties of business agreements. Most recently, he has played a leading role in the firm’s privacy and data security practice, specializing particularly in representing clients targeted by litigation and government…

Women’s Leadership Forum – Save the date!

  Thanks again to all the great speakers, sponsors, partners and delegates who contributed to an amazing experience at the Women’s Leadership Forum in Toronto. Take click here to see what happened at the event on May 13-14, and be sure to block your calendar off for our Calgary forum taking place on November 4-5,…

Robyn Collver

Robyn Collver Senior Vice President Secretary and General Counsel Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited   Biography Robyn Collver is Senior Vice-President, Secretary and General Counsel of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited.  Ms. Collver received her undergraduate degree from Acadia University and her LL.B. from the University of Toronto.  She articled and then practiced corporate and securities law at…

The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch

The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch  Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey Minister of Labour Minister responsible for Status of Women     Biography Dr. Leitch is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and an associate professor of surgery. In addition to her work as a surgeon and professor, she is the former Chair of the Ivey Centre for…

Esther Zdolec

Esther Zdolec Senior Vice-President, Human Resources Infrastructure Ontario   Biography Esther Zdolec joined Infrastructure Ontario in November 2013 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, after a 13 year career with SNC-Lavalin’s Power and Operations and Maintenance divisions.  Most recently, Esther was the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Candu Energy Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of…

PR & External Communications for Energy: An interview with Speaker Peter Hunt, Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada

CI Producer Gemma Graham chats with Peter Hunt, SVP & National Energy Practice Leader, Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada, about his upcoming session at the PR & External Communications for Energy conference on April 15 & 16, 2014.   [Gemma Graham] Can you give the delegates some insight into your current role and responsibilities? [Peter Hunt]…

Deenah Patel

Deenah Patel Marketing & Communications Leader Global Business Services IBM Canada Ltd.       Biography Deenah Patel is the Marketing and Communications Leader for Global Business Services responsible for managing strategies to promote and enable growth for IBM’s consulting and application management services division.  Interlocking closely with the Canadian, Americas and world-wide organization, she…