Social Sustainability and the Iceberg of Diversity: Wendy Cukier
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About the Event
Let us take you on a journey through the social dimension of sustainability! Join a masterclass delivered by industry experts each week this November as they share their perspective on implementable diversity and inclusion strategies that can be applied to organizations or even one's own life.
For our third series, we have guest speaker Dr. Wendy Cukier, Founder and Academic director of The Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. Dr. Cukier has studied and utilized Diversity and Inclusion strategies from a variety of perspectives including education, entrepreneurship, disruptive technologies and social innovation to name a few. In this session she will discuss how Diversity Management has evolved, how her strategies have had to adapt due to COVID 19, and she will also share three key takeaways that you can use to ensure your own strategies are successful and are effective in achieving social sustainability.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada's leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes, and diversity. She has written more than 200 papers on technology, innovation and management and is co-author of the bestseller “Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park”. She is the Founder of Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, which she founded in 1999 and has led projects aimed at promoting the participation and advancement of underrepresented groups. Dr. Cukier has assisted organizations in becoming more inclusive through innovative programs such as DiversityLeads funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, which tracks the progress, impediments and evidenced-based strategies for promoting diversity in organizations. Wendy also leads the new Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub – a network of organizations aimed at developing an inclusive innovation ecosystem – funded as part of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. She is also the research lead for Canada’s new Future Skills Centre, led by Ryerson University with the Conference Board of Canada and Blueprint in collaboration with more than 150 organizations and a network of more than 50 researchers. Wendy serves as an ex officio member of the Minister’s Expert Council on Entrepreneurship as well as on the expert panel for Canada-UK Economic cooperation and is a member of the interim advisory council of the Future Skills Centre.
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