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SHE-cession to SHE-covery

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When: Oct 22, 2020 09:00 AM Toronto
Topic: SHE-cession to SHE-covery: Women at Risk in the Economic Recovery

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It's February 2020 pre-pandemic: it had taken several decades, but women were garnering enough heft in the labour market to finally bring economic equality within sight. Women were realizing meaningful gains in this area, earning 42% of household income.

Fast forward to today, Covid-19 has yielded an unprecedented and scary recession, unlike anything previously experienced. Disproportionality impacting women, labour participation levels have plummeted to the lowest levels in 30 years. The pandemic’s dramatic impact on live events/festivals/sports, media, hospitality, retail and small businesses specifically is profound. Never has our industry’s eco-system encountered such uncertainty, and never have the talented professionals within it been more tested.

To shine a light on the challenges we’re facing, the importance of recovery, and the pathways and ideas to get there we're thrilled to bring you SHE-cession to SHE-covery: Women at Risk in the Economic Recovery, presented by RBC.

Join us at 9:00 AM on Thursday, October, 22nd for an eye-opening, action-oriented conversation featuring industry leaders: Dawn Desjardins, VP & Deputy Chief Economist, RBC, and Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC and WISE Toronto founding board member. 

Dawn Desjardins, Vice President, and Deputy Chief Economist is a key contributor to the macroeconomic forecasts for Canada and the U.S. and is part of a team that is responsible for the interest rate forecasts for both countries. Dawn delivers economic analysis to RBC’s clients through a variety of publications and presentations. She is often interviewed by North American media to discuss developments in the economy and financial markets. This past summer Dawn and her team authored a striking thought leadership study shining a light on how the pandemic has threatened decades of women’s labour force gains.

Prior to joining RBC, Dawn worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Financial News in Toronto covering the Canadian bond and currency markets and was the Canadian bond market strategist for a major U.S. bank.

Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, RBC is responsible for building the bank’s brand and reputation globally. She leads an integrated approach to brand, marketing, sponsorship, social media, communications and corporate citizenship for the Bank’s Personal & Commercial Banking, Insurance and Wealth Management businesses.

Prior to joining RBC, Mary held a series of increasingly senior roles at Sun Life Financial including Executive Vice President, Public and Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer. A Founding Board Member of WISE Toronto, throughout her career, Mary has been named Marketer of the Year by Strategy magazine and one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network.

Given the importance of this timely discussion, we are inviting any and all to join us via Zoom on October 22nd. If you know someone who would benefit - men, women, seasoned professionals, and industry newbies alike, please share a calendar invite and plan to listen in. On the day before our event, we'll be sending a link with instructions on how to join us.

Have any questions for our experts? We'd love to hear from you. Please send us an email at info@wisetoronto.org and we'll do our best to address key themes.