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.
Giving Voice to Our Values
Inspiration & Wisdom
By Michael BachJuly 9, 2012
Employers talk a lot about “values”: We lead by example; We work together; We respect the individual; We seek the facts and provide insight; We are open and honest in our communication; We are committed to our communities; Above all, we act with integrity (KPMG’s values if you haven’t already guessed).Â But what do they really mean?
Values are basic, fundamental, enduring and meant to be acted upon. Values are guiding principles that can steer behavior, inspire and motivate. Simply stating your values in hopes of motivating your people won’t work.
Title: National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Michael Bach is the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for KPMG in Canada.
In this capacity, Michael is responsible for the overarching diversity strategy for KPMGâ€™s operations in Canada, including the development and implementation of all diversity related programs and initiatives. Since taking on the role, KPMG has received several prestigious diversity related awards â€“ including being named one of Canadaâ€™s Top Employers for Diversity and one of Canadaâ€™s Best Employers for New Canadians. KPMG is the only organization that has won both awards in all five years they have been awarded.
Michael is the former Deputy Leader for Diversity with KPMG International â€“ acting as a subject matter advisor to KPMGâ€™s 140 member firms globally.
In addition, the firm has been named one of, one of Canadaâ€™s Top Family Friendly Employers (2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2010) and the Top 40 Places Gen Y Wants to Work (2009). Regionally, they have received the Best Workplaces for Diversity as part of the Albertaâ€™s Best Workplaces Award (2010), the Recognizing Immigrant Success in Edmonton Award (2010), and the SFU Nancy McKinstry Leadership in Diversity Award (2010).
Recently Michael was honoured as the 2011 Diversity Champion with the Catalyst Canada Honours Human Resources/Diversity Leader award. He also received the 2011 Inspire Award as LGBTQ Person of the Year and the Out on Bay Street Leaders to be Proud of LGBT Advocate Workplace Award.
In 2010 Michael was honoured by the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council with the 2010 IS Award Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award. Additionally, in 2009, Michael was honoured as one of the winners of the KPMG CEO Community Excellent Award for his contribution to community.
Michael has a Post Graduate Certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University and also holds the Cornell Certified Diversity Professional, Advanced Practitioner designation.