Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC.

For decades women have been fighting for workplace equality, and in many sectors, progress has been made. But in boardrooms and executive offices across the country, there remains a noticeable absence of women in senior leadership positions. What lies behind this gender imbalance? Is it due to deeply-ingrained biases by those making the appointments? Or are some women choosing to forgo leadership opportunities for career paths that offer greater flexibility?

Moderator

Gloria Macarenko – Host, Our Vancouver & Host, CBC Radio One’s The Story from Here

Panelists

Jennifer Berdahl – Montalbano Professor of Leadership Studies: Women and Diversity, UBC’s Sauder School of Business

Maninder Dhaliwal, MASc’02 – Vice-President, Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation

Anne Giardini, LLB’84, QC – Director, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited

John Montalbano, BCom’88 – Chief Executive Officer, RBC Global Asset Management; Chair, UBC Board of Governors

Martha Piper, LLD’07, OC, OBC – Corporate Director; Past President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

booksUBC Faculty of Education and Education Library are hosting a book drive to help out the non-profit organization Books for Me!

For many families, buying children’s books just isn’t possible.  Books for Me! provides children from these families an opportunity to build a personal library and experience the excitement of book ownership.  The program comes to life as children choose their own book to take home and keep.

Please consider dropping off gently used children’s books in the plastic bin at the South West Entrance in the Scarfe Building just outside the library.

Since October 2011 Books for Me!’s volunteers have helped children and families choose over 22,000 books.  With your help
we would like to reach even more.

For more information about Books for Me! check out www.booksformevancouver.org

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