3rd Annual Womens Leadership Summit

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2005 End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2005
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Every year, women contribute billions to the Canadian economy, but are hugely underrepresented in the corporate sector.

Here are some of the stats on professional women in corporate Canada;

In the Report on Business ‘50 top paid executives list’ for 2003, only 1 woman (Belinda Stronach) made the list
Women lead just 14 of Canada's Financial Post 500 companies
Women hold around 7% of top jobs like CEO, CFO and COO
Women hold 12% of executive positions in Canadian corporations
Approximately 25% of Canadian corporations have no women executives
Canadian women entrepreneurs contribute in excess of $18 billion to the Canadian economy every year
In 2000, women entrepreneurs held:
ownership in 45% of Canadian small and medium enterprises
50% ownership in 31% of knowledge-based industry firms and 31% of manufacturing firms
In the past two decades, women have made tremendous strides in the corporate world. The question is no longer ‘how do women get to the top?’ but, ‘how do women increase their numbers at the senior level?’

The Canadian Institute's Women’s Leadership Summit will provide answers to both these questions, along with celebrating the achievement of women in Canada.

This conference also aims to help organizations develop strategies and policies for attracting, managing and retaining talented women employees.

At this conference, you will learn how to accelerate professional growth and support business development from leaders at Chubb Insurance, Scotiabank, Manulife Financial, Brascan, Epcor Utilities Inc., Precision Drilling Corporation, BC Pension, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Government of Canada, City of Mississauga, The Rockley Group, Integrity Inc., Farm Credit Canada, and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

You will also learn how to maximize the core skills and competencies required to lead organizations – communicating, negotiating, networking, career-pathing, and achieving work-life balance – from experts like Shannon Bowen-Smed, Roz Usheroff, Barbara Annis, Stephanie MacKendrick, Judith Humphrey, Donna Messer, Judy Smiley, Patti Knight, Nora Spinks, Beverly Beuermann-King, Mary Aitken, and Cathy Vine.

Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to learn how to create a corporate culture that supports talented women's goals and career aspirations. Get the information you need to successfully become a leader in corporate Canada, network with your peers, and maybe find a mentor!