New World: 2021 Digital LGBT+ Global Business Summit
The future of business has arrived.
Driven by unrelenting digital disruption and rapidly reinventing industries, step into the New World – 4 days of rich content, 37 sessions, networking opportunities with LGBT+ and allied members, certified suppliers, corporate and government partners to take your business from survive to thrive.
Why you should join us:
- Thought leadership from business leaders who champion a diverse Canadian economy.
- One-to-one matchmaking sessions to take your business to the next level.
- Virtual networking opportunities with an unstoppable community of changemakers.
- Inclusive digital experience aimed to educate, connect and grow the LGBT+ business community.
Beata is a passionate supporter of TD’s diversity initiatives and has dedicated more than a decade to researching and driving awareness among Canadian policymakers on the labour market friction experienced by women. Her research report, “Get on Board Corporate Canada,” helped influence the Ontario Securities Commission’s rule amendments on disclosure of women on boards and in senior management.
A separate report deconstructed the educational system and workplace environment for women in STEM fields, leading to an invitation to appear at the Senate Open Caucus to discuss policy prescriptions to counter systemic biases. Beata’s distinguished evidenced-based research combined with the breadth of her role as Chief Economist for TD Bank earned her the Professional category award by WXN’s 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women. Beata holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics. Prior to joining TD, she worked nearly four years on a trading floor providing economic analysis to foreign exchange, money market and bond desks.
Mr. Moore was the lead trainer for NMSDC for 24 years. He conducted over 100 seminars for the national office and 22 of the regional councils, which has resulted in RGMA having trained more supplier diversity professionals than any other firm worldwide. Also, Mr. Moore developed the Corporate Plus Forum for NMSDC and led the annual Forum for 15 years. Fourteen members of the prestigious Billion Dollar Roundtable are among the major corporations that have retained RGMA over the years. Current and former RGMA clients include The Walt Disney Corporation, EY, DuPont, Dow, UBS, United Airlines, McDonald’s, the United States Tennis Association, and Major League Baseball. RGMA has also advised hundreds of emerging businesses through contracts with the US Small Business Administration, the Minority Business Development Agency, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Ralph Moore is the author of the RGMA Five Levels of Supplier Diversity maturity model, embraced as the gold standard for benchmarking supplier diversity initiatives. Mr. Moore is proud of his participation in two NMSDC training missions to advance supplier diversity throughout the Republic of South Africa after Nelson Mandela’s election. Other global assignments include leading seminars in France, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Mr. Moore is also a member of the Procter & Gamble and Macy’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Councils. Also, Ralph Moore is an Advisor to APC Holdings, a private equity firm that
leverages mergers and acquisitions to develop scalable, diverse suppliers. He has also served on the NMSDC Corporation of the Year Committee.
Mr. Moore has served on the boards of Junior Achievement of Chicago, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Habilitative Systems, Inc. City Colleges of Chicago, University of Chicago Medicine, and the Chicago History Museum. In the private sector, Ralph Moore has served on Sentinel Technologies’ board for over 30 years. Sentinel is a privately held, non-minority-owned technology firm with more than 500 employees. He also
serves on AGB Investigative Services’ advisory board, the largest minority-owned security firm in America with over 1000 employees.
His awards and recognitions include the Ron Brown Award from the Chicago Minority Business Development Council and the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s coveted Leadership Award. Mr. Moore’s induction into the Southern Illinois University College of Business Hall of fame was a special honor. He served on the SIU College of Business Advisory Board for 25 years and graduated with honors, earning a B.S. Degree in Accounting.
Alex had over a decade of agency experience before starting UpHouse in 2017. The agency is devoted to elevating in-house marketing teams and the brands they promote. Noticing a trend in businesses struggling to bring marketing work in-house, Alex created a collaborative business model based on filling in the gaps – not replacing in-house talent or duplicating efforts but supplementing teams and their work.
By openly sharing her triumphs and tribulations, Raia’s vulnerability helps foster a welcoming and safe environment in every room she enters. She strives to inspire and lead those around her by providing unwavering support, guidance, and motivation.
By equipping clients with tangible tools to implement in their daily lives, she steers her community towards self-awareness, resilience, and sustainable success.
In addition to IONICA’s commitment to their clients and cutting-edge technology, the firm is dedicated to fostering positive social impact. They work to make the world more just, equitable, and sustainable. As part of this mission, the firm donates a significant portion of company profits to charity each year. To date, IONICA’s cumulative donations exceed $130,000.
Michela holds a master’s degree in business administration, with specialisations in technology and marketing from the University of British Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Outside of work, Michela enjoys running, cycling, music, spending time with her dogs and her partner, art, learning the French language, programming, and political and social activism.
Does your company want to support and engage with LGBT+ entrepreneurs in Canada? CGLCC’s 2021 Global Business Summit is being hosted virtually for a unique, digital experience full of business building, innovative entrepreneurship stories, and unparalleled procurement connections.
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