September 20, 2023
Mentoring for leadership inclusion
The inclusion of diverse voices results in stronger, more innovative decision-making — yet diverse voices continue to be missing from leadership and governance positions. Mentoring is an often undervalued yet critical tool for fostering more inclusive workplaces and boards where individuals feel safe and empowered to share their perspectives. Mentoring is incredibly beneficial to share knowledge, develop talent, forge strong relationships, and foster welcoming environments.
Join Mentor Canada, Pride at Work Canada, and CivicAction for a panel discussion about the role mentoring can play in supporting the meaningful inclusion of 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC people in workplace leadership and governance roles. This panel discussion will give you tangible strategies and tools to bring effective mentoring to your workplace and governance table.
Meet the panelists
Misha Goforth, Manager of Social Research & Development, Pride at Work Canada
Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work Canada/Fierté au travail Canada empowers Canadian employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Our learning, networking and community events happen across the country, advising, celebrating and connecting the most inclusive Canadian employers. We help private, public and non-profit employers to create safer, more inclusive workplaces that recognize the skills of 2SLGBTQIA+ people. The vision we share with our employer members is a Canada where every individual can achieve their full potential at work, regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Aman Vellani, Project Officer, CivicAction
CivicAction is a premier civic engagement organization with a history of bold action and impactful change. We are dedicated to building the collective leadership capacity of our region by preparing and empowering those who will lead it. In October 2022, CivicAction launched BoardShift, a program that prepares and matches talented Indigenous, Black, and racialized candidates with nonprofit, charitable, and public board opportunities. Leveraging a proven model, BoardShift also provides tools and resources to support boards in adopting inclusive governance practices to equip them with the knowledge they need to welcome, amplify, and empower voices representing equity-denied communities. Since BoardShift’s launch over 140 candidates and 38 organizations have registered for the program, and 2 successful matches have been made.