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Podcast Club | Part One – Canadian Multiculturalism
October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
Leaning into our theme of learning and leading through the lens of DEI, BPW Edmonton members are invited to listen, reflect, and discuss the podcast ‘Leader Talks’ with Anne-Marie Pham, powered by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. Anne-Marie, the Executive Director of the CCDI, interviews leaders who are making a difference in Canada in the field of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Engage in an intimate, members-only, virtual series. This series is divided into three parts, and will add value if attending one session or all three.
Listen to the below listed episodes prior to the club meeting and we’ll engage through a series of prompts about these topics.
Part One: Thursday, October 27 Focus
Episode 4 | Guest: Nathan Hall
The lack of education and public discourse around African Canadian heritage caused Nathan Hall to feel a diminished sense of belonging from a young age. As his life went on he began to realize more and more how people of color are excluded and discriminated against in a multitude of different situations. Everyone experiences the world differently, and the first step towards building an inclusive future is the simple act of listening, and being open to understanding a perspective different from your own. (41 MINS).
Episode 7 | Guests: Bhavna Duggal, Elizabeth Lim, Andi Shi
Three very interesting Asian Leaders from across Canada, who will be sharing with us their insights and unique perspectives on what we do in our communities and workplaces to address anti-Asian racism. Anti-Asian racism, over the past two years, continues to trend upwards in Canada according to research. Panel guests as we dive into the much needed conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion, the anti-Asian racism trends in Canada, hindering Asian stereotypes in leadership roles, and more (50 MINS).
Episode 9 | Guest: Naheed Nenshi
The former mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi is a passionate Calgarian, an accomplished business professional, and a community leader with a solid track record of getting things done. In this episode, he shares the story of how his family came to live in Canada, why they chose this country, the flaws in the Canadian immigration system, and how we need to change this. Naheed provides some profound insight on the creation of empathy, the value of setting aside our egos, the importance of letting go of our own defensiveness and assumptions, as well as other steps we can take toward equity in our country (34 MINS)
The CCDI is a forward-looking social organization with research and learning woven into our DNA, tracing how people identify alongside demographic trends within the Canadian workplace to move employers from diversity to inclusion.
Find the podcast recordings here: