2016 Women in Leadership Symposium

Torys Client Centre
Torys LLP 79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1N2


July 07, 2016 08:30 - 12:30 EDT

Torys is proud to partner with National Diversity Council to host this event—the first of its kind in Canada.

Speakers include:

  • Cheryl Fullerton, EVP, People & Communications Corus Entertainment
  • Valerie Helbronner, Partner, Torys LLP
  • Sara Presutto, MA, CHRP, Vice President, Human Resources, Starbucks
  • Annette van't Spyker, Vice President, Human Resources (U.S., Canada, India), Capgemini
  • Margaret Zanel, Vice President, Strategy & Business Transformation, Xerox Canada


  • Yvonne Harris, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Assistant Director, North America Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion Project manager, Capgemini

Topics include:

  • Developing Political Savvy: Hard Work and Talent Are Not Enough
  • The Courage to Lead: Inner Dimensions of Leadership
  • Developing Your Leadership Potential: Knowing What, When and How
  • Positioning Yourself for the Next Big Opportunity
  • Finding and Owning Your Voice
  • Stop Networking and Start Making Connections
  • Branding: Becoming Visible and the Importance of Self
  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • Get a Sponsor and Get Ahead

The purpose of the Women in Leadership Symposium is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who—through a moderated panel discussion—will educate, inspire, and encourage attendees to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.