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Leading at the crossroads: Indigenous women leaders on the fight for an equitable future

April 05, 2022

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT/
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT/
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET /

Connection details will be provided after you register.

From the corporate boardroom to political office, Indigenous women have been reclaiming their roles as leaders, healers, builders and advisors in Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts alike. But we've only begun to walk the road to representation of Indigenous women in leadership. Currently, only 2.4 per cent of organizations in Canada have a woman who identifies as Indigenous in an executive officer role. Less than one per cent of MPs are Indigenous women.

On April 5, 2022, a power panel of Indigenous women leaders will join their friend and BLG partner Cherie Brant for a lively and honest conversation about the road to representation. All five women are citizens of different Nations and have filled different leadership roles in their communities and across Canada. Together, they'll explore their roots, where they are today and what they envision for the future. What's working? What’s broken? What's got them excited? And what do they recommend to support the next generation of Indigenous women leaders? Join us to find out. 

Our guests: 

Roberta Jamieson, O.C. – Board Director for RBC, for Deloitte Canada and Chile, and Co-Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Council to CN Board and CEO (Previously President and CEO of Indspire)

Hillary Thatcher - Senior Director, Project Development, Indigenous Infrastructure, Canada Infrastructure Bank (Previously Director General of Innovation and Services at Indigenous Services Canada)

Alicia DuboisChief Executive Officer, Royal BC Museum (Previously Chief Executive Officer at Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation and Vice President, Indigenous Markets, CIBC)

Sherry AntoneChief of Staff, Office of the National Chief, Assembly of First Nations, and current Board Director for Equal Voice

This event is organized by BLG’s Indigenous Law Group, a national cross-practice team that is respectful of and thoroughly versed in issues relating to Indigenous governments, nations and organizations in Canada; Women General Counsel Canada, a member-led organization established by women in general counsel and legal executive roles working together to grow, connect, and contribute; and Driven By Women™, BLG’s innovative platform to connect women in business and law with ideas, resources, expertise and each other.

Please RSVP by April 4, 2022.

CPD Information

BC | This course has been accredited for 1.0 Practice Management hour. Course name: Leading at the crossroads: Indigenous Women leaders on the fight for an equitable future. Course number: N05042022.

ON | This program is eligible for up to 1.0 Substantive Hour. Please note that with respect to programs delivered by an external service provider and not by BLG, Accredited Providers such as BLG are prohibited from referring to potentially available Professionalism Hours until a Notice of Accreditation has been received from the Law Society.

QC | Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.