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Tuesday, January 28 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
True Allyship Starts With You — Sponsored by Hootsuite — Room #2800 FILLING

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Our all male panel will discuss how True Allyship is not defined by intent, but by impact. They will discuss this leading question as we dive into the concept of privilege, our unconscious biases, and why intent can only go so far. They will share the barriers they face, how they overcame them and provide advice on how you can act with impact as an ally every day, in the workplace and beyond.

Moderators
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Terri Griffith

Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, SFU
I’m a relative newcomer to Vancouver, joining SFU in 2019 as the Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I spent two decades in the Silicon Valley and was honoured as a 2012 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. I serve on the advisory boards... Read More →

Speakers
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Manu Varma

VP Alliances and Friends of Traction; SME HR, Traction on Demand
Manu has spent over 20 years in the HR field, working in Canada, the US, Hong Kong and Paris.  He has a passion for technology and people, and helped grow Traction on Demand to over 500 people.  Today, he plays a dual role as the Principal Strategist, People and Culture, and also... Read More →
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Christopher Edwards

Senior Product Manager, SEDNA Systems
20 years ago, in my high-school yearbook bio I wrote “it’s the people that mattered”. In a new context, I still believe it’s the people that matter for results. Getting results both for themselves and what we strive for together for the world is how I define success. Let’s... Read More →
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Chris Gordon

Account Manager, TEKsystems
Chris Gordon is an Account Manager with TEKsystems Digital, the leading tech recruitment firm in North America. In his role he gets to meet and support the careers of many talented technologists in the Vancouver tech scene. Chris is passionate about building diverse and inclusive... Read More →
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Alex McRoberts

Software Development Manager, Hootsuite
Alex McRoberts is a Software Development Manager at Hootsuite, managing teams in Vancouver and Rome in the Social Selling and Employee Advocacy space. Alex has previously worked in various roles across a range of hardware and software companies from smart homes, to smart glasses... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
SFU Beedie School of Business - Segal Graduate School Building