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Blakes Women in Leadership Webinar Series Part 3: Career Growth and Transitions in Times of Crisis

October 28, 2021 - 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Please note this program will be delivered in English. 

We invite you to join us for the third and final part of our 2021 Women in Leadership series, as we continue our exploration of being present, intentional and connected in how we advance in our careers.
In Parts 1 and 2 of our series, women’s leadership coach and author Sally Helgesen examined the non-linear and often messy process of growing and evolving professionally. Through interactive exercises and live coaching moments, Sally shared actionable practices and strategies that can be utilized to rethink and reframe our careers.
In Part 3 of our series, we will hear from a panel of senior executive women who have made significant transitions in their careers during the pandemic. Drawing on their experiences, our panellists will share their thoughts on how to be present and intentional in setting aspirations, addressing habits that could hold you back from moving forward and connecting to networks, both internal and external, that can be leveraged in support of your goal.



  • Bindu Dhaliwal, Vice President, Environmental, Social and Governance, CIBC

  • Suzanne Hathaway, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

  • Genevieve Richard, Vice President Legal Services & Regulatory Compliance, VIA Rail Canada

  • Oricia Smith, President, Sun Life Global Investments, and Senior Vice-President, Investment Solutions, Sun Life Canada

Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. (EDT)

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism content and 45 minutes of Professionalism content.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished. 
Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed. 

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.