2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit

Thursday, March 1, 2018 -
8:30am to 5:00pm

The 4th annual event for everyone who recruits, retains or mentors women in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry.

The Women with Drive Leadership Summit has emerged as a go-to event for anyone in the industry looking to learn more about the recruitment and retention of women. Learning, networking and camaraderie is high on the agenda! Join us for a Networking Reception the evening of February 28, and the full-day Summit on March 1 in Toronto, to get in on the conversation.

 

For more information on hotel room bookings and parking, click here.


Agenda

February 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Networking Reception - Join us the night before the Summit to chat and meet speakers and fellow attendees!

March 1, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: The State of Women in Business

David Lau, Senior Associate, Corporate Engagement, Catalyst Canada

David joined Catalyst Canada in December 2009 as an Analyst. In his current role, he provides advice and consultation to Catalyst Supporter Organizations in Canada, helping them to leverage Catalyst’s expertise and resources to create inclusive workplaces. David is also a core member of the Catalyst Awards committee, as well as the former Chair of the Catalyst Canada Honours, a signature program that recognizes exemplary role models in Canadian business who advance women and diverse talent through workplace inclusion. 

He has delivered presentations on a range of topics including inclusive leadership, LGBTQI issues in the workplace, employee resource groups, and engaging men as champions of inclusion. 

David holds an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics. He also holds an honours BA in Sociology and Sexual Diversity Studies and an honours BSc in Zoology and East Asian Studies, both from the University of Toronto.

Currently based in Toronto, David has also lived in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. He is an avid traveler who enjoys the challenge of learning new languages and can speak English, French, Spanish, German, Cantonese and Mandarin. 

Panel Discussions

To read more about our panelists, click here.

Power Panel 

A panel not to miss! The best female entrepreneurs in Canada are smart, savvy and - thankfully - more than happy to offer their advice on their success.  Their experiences are a primer to anyone, male or female, who hopes to replicate their considerable business achievements.  Successful women in the trucking and logistics industry share insights on how they have made their respective businesses profitable, including some recently featured in Profit Magazine's Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs of 2016. Learn from their successes and lessons learned along the way. 

Moderated by Angelique Magi, National Vice President, Transportation and Strategic Initiatives with The Guarantee Company of North America, this panel includes:

  • Andreea Crisan, Andy Transport
  • Margaret Hogg, JG Drapeau
  • Louise Vonk, Messenger Freight

 

Leadership Panel

Learn from experienced leaders across the trucking and logistics industry on why and how they take leadership in recruiting and retaining women to their company. Get practical insights as panelists share successful strategies to increase the representation of women and other under-represented groups within their companies and lessons learned. 

Moderated by David Bradley, former President of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, speakers feature leaders from across the industry:

  • Trevor Bent, CEO, Eassons Transport Ltd.
  • Genevieve Gagnon, President, XTL
  • Louisa McAlpine, Owner & President, Snowbird Transportation Systems
  • Grant Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer - North America, Kenan Advantage Group

 

Outside In

It's no secret our industry is facing significant shortages in a variety of occupations, from truck drivers to dispatchers, technicians and senior managers. Recruiting and retaining top talent is not only a human resource issue; it is now a business imperative. Company branding on multiple platforms can help you recruit and retain the workforce you need. Learn from the pros! This panel includes exclusive insights from LinkedIn, Monster Canada and Workopolis, with discussions around our industry's efforts to attract women and non-traditional groups; how our industry is perceived; and, how we can better promote ourselves to prospective job seekers. 

Moderated by Sonia Straface, Assistant Editor of Truck News and Truck West magazines, speakers on this dynamic panel include:

  • Lauren LaRose, Senior Employer Brand Consultant, LinkedIn
  • Angela Payne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Monster Canada
  • Aimee Rieck, Senior Manager of Human Resources, Workopolis

 

Special Afternoon Session: Connect over Wine with Ann Sperling

Hear from one of Canada's leading viticulturalists on her rise through what was once a very male-dominated industry.  Ann will lead us through her journey in winemaking, in which she has become Canada’s foremost authority on organic and biodynamic viticulture, before leading attendees through a guided tasting of some of her Southbrook Vineyards' finest offerings.

Post-Summit Networking Reception: 4-5 p.m.

Join us after the day's presentations to mingle and network with attendees and speakers, to chat about the day's insights, and to make plans to meet up again next year!

Announced and promoted speakers, panelists and moderators may be subject to change without notice. 

Thank you to our sponsors! 

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Sponsorship Opportunities: 
2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Guest Speaker Sponsor - SOLD -
3,000.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: exclusive identification during session as main sponsor; one all-inclusive Summit registration; special seating at the Luncheon Head Table with guest speaker; photo opportunity with guest speaker; logo recognition on high profile signage at the event; recognition in news releases and event website.

2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Luncheon Sponsor - SOLD -
4,500.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: exclusive identification at luncheon as main sponsor(s); two all-inclusive Summit registrations; unlimited access to early bird registration for your company delegates; special seating at the Luncheon Head Table for 2 attendees with Keynote Speaker; photo opportunity with keynote speaker; logo recognition on high profile signage at the event; special mention at the Luncheon; recognition in news releases and event website.

2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Networking Receptions Sponsors - SOLD -
4,500.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: exclusive identification at both Opening and Closing Receptions as main sponsor; two all-inclusive Summit registrations; unlimited access to early bird registration for your company delegates; special seating at the Luncheon Head Table for 2 attendees with Keynote Speaker; logo recognition on high profile signage at Summit and receptions; special recognition during the Summit; recognition in news releases and event website.

2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Partner -
500.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: logo recognition on high profile signage at event; recognition in news releases and event website.

2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Platinum Sponsor -
1,000.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: logo recognition on high profile signage at event; recognition in news releases and event website.

2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Diamond Sponsor -
2,000.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: one Summit registration package; verbal recognition at event; logo recognition on high profile signage at event; recognition in news releases and event website.

2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Session Sponsor: Power Panel - SOLD -
2,500.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: exclusive identification at Selected Session as main sponsor; one all-inclusive Summit registration; logo recognition on high profile signage at event; special mention at Selected Session with logo on screen; recognition in news releases and event website.

2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Session Sponsor: Leadership Panel - SOLD -
2,500.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: exclusive identification at Selected Session as main sponsor; one all-inclusive Summit registration; logo recognition on high profile signage at event; special mention at Selected Session with logo on screen; recognition in news releases and event website.

2018 Women with Drive Leadership Summit - Session Sponsor: Outside In - SOLD -
2,500.00 CAD

Sponsorship Includes: exclusive identification at Selected Session as main sponsor; one all-inclusive Summit registration; logo recognition on high profile signage at event; special mention at Selected Session with logo on screen; recognition in news releases and event website.