Kathy Sendall's Top 10- What's Yours?
Inspiration & Wisdom
By Women's Executive NetworkMay 9, 2013
Recently at a WXN Breakfast in Calgary, 2007 WXN Top 100 Hall of Fame inductee and Corporate Director Kathleen Sendall was interviewed by WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery as they delved into a variety of questions. We think Kathy’s ‘Top 10’ list makes pretty good sense and is also a great conversation starter. Here are Kathy’s ‘Top 10’:
1. Never give up the search for the perfect mascara.
2. Never lose your sense of humour and ability to laugh, especially at yourself.
3. Listen - learn to keep your mouth shut and control your temper.
By Annemarie ShrouderFebruary 17, 2011
Diversity is one of the latest buzz-words in business, which makes the business case familiar. A focus on diversity can improve organizational culture, recruitment, and retention; companies committed to diversity are attractive to new graduates, making it a competitive edge in the war against talent; and it can be part of the corporate halo. As our population continues to grow and change, and the economy becomes more global, recognizing diversity as a core value makes more and more business sense.
Diversity is a fact - not just within the Canadian context, but globally.
Organization: Building Equitable Environments
Annemarie has worked with many organizations to help them create and benefit from work environments that value and acknowledge diversity. Her focus on personal bias awareness challenges people to examine their identities and ways of seeing and being in the world. Her workshops and presentations help people to think differently about diversity. As a recognized diversity expert, her vision is to create environments where people thrive. Annemarieâ€™s toolbox has been uniquely filled from her past experiences as a teacher, curriculum reviewer, and policy and strategy document writer for school boards and not-for-profits including The Canadian Diabetes Association & CAMH. Annemarie was also the Cultural Competency Project Coordinator for the Central Local Health Integration Network. Annemarie has developed and delivered interactive and engaging workshops and lunch & learns on diversity issues for front line, management, and senior management for clients such as: CIBC, Ontario Health Network, Reconnect Mental Health Centre, the City of Hamilton, the Finnish Credit Union, the Ontario Council for Agencies Serving Immigrants, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has delivered keynote addresses at the following conferences: Ontario Hospital Association, PAVR-O, Project Acorn Youth Leadership Retreat, G-Force, Girl Guides of Canada, Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board. The focus of Building Equitable Environments (Beeing.ca) is to create meaningful change within an organization and its individuals from the inside out. Annemarie founded this company in 2004 - driven and excited by the possibilities and successes that diversity, equity and inclusion can provide to people and businesses. Through her customized workshops, consulting practices, writing, and coaching, Annemarie helps organizations see the value of diversity. Annemarie holds a Masters Degree in Equity Studies (OISE/UT), and is a writer. She has been a radio host for In Other Words (CKLN 88.1FM), and has worked as the managing editor of two womenâ€™s magazines in the LGBT community. Annemarie is also the co-author of the book The School that Equity Built, published by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.