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Podcast Club | Part Two: DEI in the Workplace and Transgender Perspectives

November 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

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.

How to Register: Contact to register for this event. 

Listen to the below listed episodes prior to the club meeting and we’ll engage through a series of prompts about these topics.


Part Two: Tuesday, November 8 Focus

DEI in the Workplace and Transgender Perspectives


Episode 5 | Guest: Ellen Melis

Truly diverse and inclusive organizations are places where employees from many different backgrounds come together and feel that they belong. This in turn creates an environment where complex problems can be solved by teams that bring a rich set of perspectives to the table. talk about how organizations can place a higher value on EDI as well as what is possible for them through doing so. Ellen shares her experience as a leadership coach and student of EDI, and about the work being done to make healthcare policy more informed by diverse experiences. (28 MINS)

Episode 6 | Guests: Mark Harrison, Tyjondah Kerr

Important conversations about diversity and inclusion need to be coupled with effective action, and real change. Figuring out the best steps for this is not always easy, and today we shed some light on the intricacies of the topic, and hopefully offer some practical solutions to these challenging questions. Tyjondah Kerr and Mark Harrison are both doing amazing work on a number of different fronts for positive change within Canadian workspaces. We hear some personal reflections and lessons they learned in their work, some larger ideas on progress, and thoughts on the areas that are most pressing at present. (47 MINS)

Episode 3 | Guest: Kiersten Mohr

Kiersten Mohr is an openly transgender woman and invests her time away from work giving back to her community. She was inspired and emboldened by the positive experience of her gender transition in 2017 and is now passionate to use her visibility and voice to help promote positive public awareness as well as understanding and inclusion of transgender and gender diverse individuals (27 MIN)



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.

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November 8, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST


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