Celebrating International Women's Day 2021
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

CVCA WEBINAR SERIES Celebrating International Women’s Day

Join us on March 2, 4, and 8, 2021 for three compelling virtual sessions bringing together inspirational women who will share their vision for impact and their experiences forging their careers and the organizations they lead. Our conversations will centre around leadership, purpose, impact and the importance of diversity and inclusion in creating high performing teams.

Open to everyone, these thought-provoking sessions will include open and frank conversations around topics such as resilience, strength, fear and more.

We encourage you to share with your personal and professional networks and secure your spot early as there is a limit on attendees.

We hope that these energizing sessions will assist you in defining your own purpose and your goals for 2021.

Join Us:

March 2: Women in Leadership

March 4: How Women Rise with Sally Helgesen

March 8: Canadian Women in Tech

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Join us on March 2 for the first installment in the CVCA Webinar Series Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women in Leadership.

Is your leadership style about purpose and creating meaningful change? Get ready to be inspired by three women who have been extremely purposeful in their leadership journey. In this first panel discussion in our webinar series celebrating IWD, we will tackle important questions about choosing purpose, the challenges of creating impact in the work they have chosen and the challenges that they have encountered on their paths.

Impact investing will continue to rise in the coming years, investors demanding returns but also more diversity and a focus on ESG. This panel is designed to show how purpose and impact can be central to your decision making and the key to success.

Featured Panelists


March 2, 202112:00 – 1:00pm EST

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Join us on March 4 for the second installment in the CVCA Webinar Series Celebrating International Women’s Day: How Women Rise with Sally Helgesen.

Women’s distinctive strengths and behaviors provide them with many advantages. Yet the very habits that help them early in their careers can hold them back as they seek to rise. 

In this interactive virtual seminar, Sally draws on her work with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith to help women identify and address the habits most likely to get in their way as they seek to move to a higher level.

Using vivid real-life examples that resonate and inspire, Sally helps participants: 

  • Identify how specific habits may hinder them as they move to a higher level 
  • Initiate simple behavioral changes that can smooth their path going forward
  • Hold themselves accountable for changes that can benefit them and their organizations
  • Become a more powerful resource for other women seeking to rise

Participants will come away from this program with:

  • An enhanced understanding of their individual strengths 
  • Tips for identifying and addressing challenges going forward
  • A proven means for enlisting support
  • Tools for enhancing their visibility and connections

Though this session is aimed at women, male participants report that that attending gave them a better understanding of what can hold women back and helped them be more informed and effective supporters of female colleagues.

About Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is an internationally best-selling author, speaker, and leadership coach. She has been ranked number 6 among the world’s top 30 leadership thinkers by Global Gurus, honored by the coaching consortium MEECO for her transformational influence on organizational cultures and chosen as the Thinkers 50/​Marshall Goldsmith world’s top coach for women leaders. 

Sally’s most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, examines the behaviors most likely to get in the way of successful women. It became the top seller in its field within a week of publication and rights have been sold in 15 languages.


March 4, 20214:00 – 5:00pm EST

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Join us on March 8 for the final installment in the CVCA Webinar Series Celebrating International Women’s Day: Canadian Women Leaders in Tech: Using leadership to build inclusive tech culture. 

Does it make a difference if a tech company is run by a woman or a man? Meet leaders in Canada’s tech ecosystem who are building cultures within their organization and growing their business based on inclusive values. 

Our last panel will feature inspiring women who have paved their way to become digital leaders, sharing their advice, both personal and professional, on achieving career success.

Learn about leadership, empowerment, breaking stereotypes and more. 

Featured Panelists


March 8, 202112:00 – 1:00pm

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