The Gender Dividend In Family Business Conference

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Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto says
Please ensure you have a spot at the event by registering here in advance: http://uoft.me/familybusiness

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

TOPIC: The Gender Dividend in Family Business

SYNOPSIS: Family Enterprise contributes an estimated 60% of Canada’s GDP. Globally, that number may be as high as 90%. Meanwhile, large publicly-listed corporations continue to garner the majority of attention when it comes to high-profile management discussions such as corporate governance, leadership and diversity. At this conference, we shift our focus to Family Enterprises in order to explore their successes at developing female leaders in senior positions.

SESSIONS:
7:45-8:45 - Check In and Networking Breakfast

8:45 sharp to 9:00 - Welcome and Agenda Setting

9:00-9:50 - “Innovation in Family Business Succession Planning”
Kim Eddleston, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Daniel and Dorothy Grady Faculty Fellow, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University

9:50-10:05 - coffee break

10:05-11:15 - “T&T Supermarkets: A Mother-to-Daughter Succession Story”
Tina Lee, CEO, T&T Supermarkets Inc., in conversation with Tiziana Casciaro, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Rotman & Professor in Leadership Development, U of T

11:15-12:30 - Keynote Address & Networking Lunch: "Achieving Diversity in Non-Traditionally Diverse Industries”
Geoff Smith, CEO, EllisDon Construction and Building Services, in conversation with Beatrix Dart, Professor of Strategy & Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business @ Rotman

12:30-1:50 - Panel Discussion: "How Do We Manage Changing Dynamics in Family Succession Planning?”

3 Panelists:
Heather Partridge, Principal and Director, Wescan Capital Inc.
Margaret Hudson, President, Burnbrae Farms Ltd.
Jennifer Wilson, Chief Financial Officer, AIL Group of Companies
(Other panelists TBC. Panelists subject to change.)

1:50-2:50 Interactive Exercise: "Exploring Diversity Solutions for Family Business”

2:50-3:00 - Next Steps and Wrap Up

VENUE: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street, Toronto (Desautels Hall, Second Floor, South Building)

REGISTRATION FEE:
$499.00 plus HST per person (includes all sessions, breakfast, coffee break and lunch)
$449.00 plus HST for Rotman or U of T alumni
$185.00 plus HST for students enrolled in a university or a college (maximum number of students who may register is 10).

REGISTER HERE: http://uoft.me/familybusiness
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By: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto