Making Waves – How Communicators Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Making Waves

IABC NL is excited to announce our upcoming Making Waves  session  “How Communicators Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)”

Now more than ever before, consumers and clients are paying attention to how organizations and brands tell their stories.  Marketing and communications professionals play an important role to position, support and successfully achieve DEI strategies.  This session will focus on the role of communicators in changing the minds and behaviours of organizations and society.  Our panel discussion will offer perspectives from local communicators and leaders and encourage thoughtful action to advance inclusion and diversity for all.

Our panel includes:

Dr. Paul Banahene Adjei, Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research, School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ms. Cheri Butt, Chief Executive Officer, Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC)

Ms. Heidi Dixon, Business Development Coordinator, First Light

Mr. Peter Gullage, Executive Producer, CBC

Ms. Debbie Ryan, Program Lead, Advocacy & Public Engagement, CNIB Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

This session will be facilitated by Ms. Jessica Fisher, Corporate Communications Advisor, Fortis Inc.

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021, via Microsoft Teams (Link to be provided closer to the meeting date.)
Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tickets: $10 for Members/$15 for Non-members

Please note:

ASL interpreter services are available upon request. Please email to request.

$5 from every registration will be donated to an organization, to be announced at the end of the session.

Registration capacity is limited so register today!

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Thank you to our event sponsor!
Fortis is a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry and is made up of a talented and diverse team of 9,000 employees throughout Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. The corporation values and recognizes the benefits of diversity and strives to provide safe, inclusive, and sustainable workplaces where all employees can grow, succeed, and reach their ultimate potential.