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Black on Bay Street IIFebruary 26, 2020

11:30am - 1:30pm

The Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St W.,Toronto, ON

- Lunch will be served -

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The Economic Club of Canada is proud to present a discussion inspired by Hadiya Roderique's much talked about essay, Black on Bay Street: Hadiya Roderique had it all, but still could not fit in. Hadiya's piece explores the difficult question that many racialized professionals grapple with – "how authentically me can I be in the workplace?"Diversity. Inclusion. We hear a lot about the need for both and what Bay Street is doing to move the needle, but what can we do to ensure that these efforts amount to real change? Let's talk about what organizations can do to attract diverse candidates and then support talented individuals once they're in the door. Let's talk about the mental health effects of receiving subtle and not-so-subtle messages that you don't fit in.Let's talk about what happens when young Black Canadians don't see people who look like them in the C-suite. Let's talk about why this is an economic issue.The panel will consist of Jennifer Jackson President, Capital One Canada, Naki Osutei, Associate Vice President Social Impact, TD Bank Group (Canada) and Derek Quashie Partner, US Immigration PwC Law. I think it's going to be an important and impactful conversation.