WNORTH is a global community of women who are aiming for, or already on, a senior executive leadership track. WNORTH connects top female business leaders in corporate, public and entrepreneurial sectors through our digital community and online programming, The Members’ Club at WNORTH, an annual Whistler Conference and programming in six chapter cities; Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and London.

So much has changed over the last few weeks, and during this unique time in the business landscape, the WNORTH team has pulled together an online event program that will support you and your teams.

Registration for WNORTH Conference presents PIVOT: Virtual Panel Series is FREE for everyone!

Managing & Motivating Remote Teams

Wednesday April 15

Recent changes in our Global Health landscape, have dramatically changed how we work and how we lead our teams. Many leaders have shifted to managing remote teams, something that they may have never done before. We wanted to help you navigate this new landscape.

In this session we will speak with three leaders from Indeed, Amazon and Zoom about their best practices when it comes to managing and motivating remote teams. From maintaining a consistent schedule, to keeping your team updated as to when they can expect the most email volume from you, and of course, the importance of keeping morale high and being visible present (through video) on calls.

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APRIL 15 SPEAKERS

MODERATOR: Carrie Gallant

MODERATOR: Carrie Gallant

WNORTH Mastermind Facilitator, Business & Executive Coach
LaFawn Davis

LaFawn Davis

Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging - Indeed
Lisa Toepel

Lisa Toepel

Global Sales, AWS Internet of Things (IoT) at Amazon Web Services
Mandy Yeung

Mandy Yeung

Global Technical Advisor at Zoom Communication Services

From Crisis to Pivot - How These Organizations Shifted Gears

Thursday April 16

In this session, we will hear from three incredible women who have led their organizations through enormous change due to COVID-19.

Christy is the Director, Sales, Marketing and Guest Services at the Sea to Sky Gondola. The Sea To Sky Gondola faced crisis last year when it was vandalized and forced to shut its doors for over 6 months. Christy will speak to working and leading her team through this crisis and coming out the other side. (note: The Gondola re-opened February 14, only to shut again Mid-March due to COVID-19)

Kerry Chalmers is Director, Sales and Partner Events, at Cisco Global Events. In January 2020, Kerry began attending daily briefings for COVID-19 Crisis Management and the associated response, weeks before the tidal wave of change had hit North America. Kerry and her team have worked tirelessly over the last few months shifting events of 3 to 30,000 people from live to digital.  She will share insights and lessons she learned through this monumental shift in program.

In early March, the Canadian Federal government put an open call out to the business community to retool and shift production in order to meet the increased need of equipment and supplies in the fight against COVID-19. AG Hair was one of those companies that stepped up to the plate early on. Michele Matthews, Executive Vice President at AG Hair, has successfully led a restructure of the workforce to take up the challenge of converting their production of hair and beauty products to hand sanitizer, developing protocol to allow employees to work safely in their facility during the lockdown.

APRIL 16 SPEAKERS

MODERATOR: Jessica Macht

MODERATOR: Jessica Macht

Financial Services Western Canada Leader and Innovation Leader, BC Region, PwC Canada
Kerry Chalmers

Kerry Chalmers

Director, Sales and Partner Events, Cisco Global Events
Michele Matthews

Michele Matthews

Executive Vice President at AG Hair
Christy Allan

Christy Allan

Director, Sales, Marketing and Guest Services, Sea to Sky Gondola

Leadership Lessons to Support Working Parents during COVID-19

Friday April 17

One month into home schooling, working from home and balancing our lives during this pandemic, we speak with three diverse leaders about best practices for how we can navigate this new realty as parents. We will also explore ways colleagues and managers of working parents can best support their team members.

Mita Mallick, works at Unilever out of New York City, leading the North American Diversity & Inclusion Agenda and Employer Brand, leading global cross cultural marketing. Similar to many of us, Mita and her husband were both transitioned to working from home, shortly after she found out that her children’s school had been canceled due to COVID-19. She started to question: How can I join our leadership team meeting if I don’t have someone to watch my toddler and she might babble in the background? How can I help support my 4-year-old and 7-year-old who now have to both do virtual schooling from home? How can I take care of my father during the day if the home health aide can’t come in?

Also joining the conversation, Esther Wojcicki, author of the acclaimed “How to Raise Successful People”, is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful. And Colonel Mark Gasparotto, a Canadian Military Veteran, who will share his family’s tent routine that he adapted from military tent routine’s carried out during winter warfare training, exercises, and operations. Leading businesses from home with children can sometime feel a little like warfare, Col. Gasparotto will share with us his top military leadership lessons that we can take home for a happy home during the pandemic.

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APRIL 17 SPEAKERS

MODERATOR: Heather Odendaal

MODERATOR: Heather Odendaal

Co-Founder & CEO at WNORTH
Mita Mallick

Mita Mallick

Head of Diversity and Cross Cultural Marketing, Unilever
Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki

Author, How to Raise Successful People
Mark Gasparotto

Mark Gasparotto

Military Veteran & Leadership Advisor

Agenda

PIVOT is brought to you by the 6th Annual WNORTH Conference which will take place October 28-30, 2020 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.  We would like to thank our WNORTH Conference Sponsors for their ongoing support.

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