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Take The Lead: Women in Supply Chain

Date:   Feb 07, 2019 - Feb 07, 2019
Time:   8:00 AM (EST)
Location:   Old Mill, Toronto
21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, ON

Take the Lead: Women in Supply Chain

Title Partner 




You have the option of attending breakfast and the leadership panel for the morning only. Please see price options below.

8:00 – 8:45 AM Breakfast & Networking

8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 AM Keynote/Leadership Panel

Leadership Lessons from Supply Chain Trailblazers & Catalysts

  • Advice for breaking down barriers and driving innovation
  • Overcoming resistance to change – how to gain buy-in, influence and support
  • Exploring what today’s leaders learned during their leadership journey and how it can shape future generations of women

Kerry Oliver, Vice President Supply Chain, Canada Goose

Donna Baratto, Vice President, Supply Chain, Wajax

Jessie Campbell, Vice President, APEX Global Logistics Inc. & JBK Warehousing & Distribution

David Yundt, President & CEO, Plexxus

Marlene Houstan, CSCMP, VP, ProcurementInfrastructure Ontario

Moderator: Sarah Barnes-HumphreyPodcast Host, Let’s Talk Supply Chain

9:45 – 10:00 AM Break

10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Leading and Responding to Change

  • How to create a culture of change
  • Leading innovation and disruption 
  • What tools do you need to lead change better and faster

Kiran Mann, Vice President, Crestcom International LLC


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Increase Innovation through Supplier Diversity and Become a Strategic Contributing Partner

  • Definition and Importance
  • Critical elements for success
  • Business case and how to pitch it to your C-Suite
  • How to find diverse suppliers
  • Earn your seat at the table by adding value to top and bottom line through supplier diversity programs

Lori Benson, SCMP, Procurement Compliance, L&D, Enablement and Knowledge Lead, EY

Sheri Spinks, CSCMP, Supplier Diversity Expert, Top 10 Influential Women in Supplier Diversity

Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada

Stephanie Dei, National Coordinator, Canada, WE Empower, UN Women

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Presenting with Impact – Helping you Stand out Whenever you Speak

  • Take away the confidence to walk into any meeting knowing you will influence the impact
  • Discover you unique, natural & most effective speaking style
  • How to structure a presentation for impact
  • The unexpected power of audience and how to leverage it

Barry Kuntz, Managing Director, Black Isle (NA) Consultants


2:00 – 3:00 PM

Increase your Visibility at Work and Externally

  • Why is it important to be visible, both internally and externally
  • What you need to do to improve your visibility in the workplace
  • What should you include in your Linkedin profile
  • Tools you can use to keep your profile active
  • How much social is too much

3:00 – 3:15 PM Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:15 PM

Negotiating for Success

  • Enhance your understanding of the challenges and advantages you face as a woman when negotiating
  • Explore different types of negotiations and know what information you need to prepare to maximize your outcomes
  • Evaluate alternatives, interests and parties in the negotiation

Lisa Fenton, CSCMPSupply Chain Manager, Rapala VMC Corporation

4:15 PM Closing Remarks 


1)      Value Bundle

  1. Breakfast Morning Panel, Full day Seminar, and SCMA National Conference in Montreal
    • Member = $999
    • Non-Member = $1,300 includes SCMAO Membership to April 30, 2020


2)      Full Day Seminar (includes breakfast morning session)

  1. Breakfast Morning Panel and Full day Seminar
    • Member = $245
    • Non-Member $410 includes SCMAO Membership to April 30, 2020


3)      Optional Breakfast and Morning Panel Session only

    •  Designation Holder = $35
    •  Member = $75
    • Non-Member = $410 includes SCMAO Membership to April 30, 2020 
    • Non-Member without membership option = $125


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Attendance for the full day is worth 5 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Maintenance Credits

Attendance for the Morning Leadership Panel only is worth 2 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Maintenance Credits


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