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1st International Conference on Leadership and Diversity

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Leadership and Diversity

Date: June 16 & 17

Main Theme

Approximately five percent of individuals who hold the position of CEO in a Fortune 500 company are female, with only four percent of the total representing a visible minority (Catalyst, 2016). This large disparity in race and gender roles is an issue at the forefront of business, and affects more than simply Fortune 500’s. 15.1% of businesses in the U.S. are minority-owned (Entrepreneur, 2016), almost all of which are small businesses. From entrepreneurialism to top level positions, diversity in leadership at present is misrepresentative of the population, and has become a key conversation in the business world.

This conference addresses the issues behind diversity in leadership roles, by holding critical debates and discussions, and promoting the dissemination of critical knowledge we aim to also talk about diversity in leadership styles and the positives impacts of diversity. 

Sections and Themes

Sustainability - Section lead Dr. Cathy Driscoll

  • Innovation - Section lead Dr. Claudia De Fuentes

Leadership - Section lead Dr. Catherine Loughlin

  • NPOs, Silencing - Section lead Kristin Williams
  • Diversity in Leadership and HR - Section lead Dr. Wendy Carroll

Entrepreneurship - Section lead Dr. Ellen Farrell

  • Social Entrepreneurship - Section lead Dr. Chantal Hervieux


Conference organized by the Centre for Leadership Excellence

Find more at http://cleconference.wixsite.com/leadershipdiversity


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