WLI Podcast Series
Episode 4: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Gender: Different Paths and Stories of Mentorship
Everyone is told they should have a mentor, but what makes a good mentor relationship? Join WLI Champions, Ute Maya-Giambattista and Vivan Kwok as they discuss their perspectives on mentorship, narrated by WLI Committee member Christie Gibson.
Episode 3: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Gender: Resetting Cities in a Post-Pandemic Life
“Reset is not about going back to normal. It’s about building a better normal for everyone.”
WLI is hosting a Reset Symposium, on May 19th, in efforts to cultivate an on-going feedback loop for participants to build community, share insights and knowledge, test and iterate on solutions in a post pandemic city.
This symposium is a conversation inviting diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives on the collective realization, reckoning and reset needed for cities to build back better.
Gail Borthwick and Andrea Katz discuss with Saira Muzaffar, the catalyst for the reset symposium, the unique format of the symposium – blurring the lines between experts and participants – and the outcomes they hope to achieve.
WLI’s Reset Symposium will be occurring virtually on May 19th, registration is available here.
Episode 2: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Gender: BIPOC in Architecture and Design
Building designs shape the built environment we all experience, but many of these buildings are not designed by BIPOC. In this episode, Camille Mitchell, a Black architect from Gensler and the Co-Founder of Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT) and Black Architects and Interior Designers Association (BAIDA) talks to Saira Muzaffar, Director of Marketing at BTY and a member of WLI about her career path, ways to diversify the architecture and design profession, and advice for industry leaders.
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Episode 1: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Gender: A Focus on Allyship
As women who identify with the BIPOC/LGBTQ community, Emory Davidge, Abigail Moriah, and Jeanhy Shim talk about allyship and mentorship drawing from their personal experiences with host, Ene Underwood. They share takeaways for individuals and employers to consider and apply.
Episode 3: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Gender with Ren Matterson and Leo Tomszay
Part three of a three-part series, Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Gender, SheWithHe hosts Ren Matterson and Leo Tomszay from PCL Construction. Both leaders in the construction industry WLI convenes a discussion on the importance of leadership buy-in and strategies to use to respond to diversity and inclusion challenges.
Episode 2: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Gender – with Divya Shah Eric Tilley
Conversations with WLI convenes the She with He committee in part two of a three part series discussing diversity and inclusion beyond gender. Meghan Wong sits down with Divya Shah and Eric Tilley, leaders in public infrastructure and commercial real estate to explore diversity from their experiences and talk about what it takes for a company to “walk the talk.”
Episode 1: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Gender with Sharmini Mahadevan and Marc Kemerer
Conversations with WLI is a new podcast from the WLI Toronto SheWithHe committee, convening a series of conversations discussing diversity and inclusion, beyond gender. The first of a three-part series dives into the experiences of real estate and development lawyers Sharmini Mahadevan and Marc Kemerer, interviewed by Kim Mullin.
2020: Conversation with WLI: Introduction
The relaunched WLI podcast, Conversations with WLI, kicks off the 2020 series with an introductory episode highlighting the evolution of WLI. Sitting down with committee members, Robyn and Gail, chatting about where WLI started, where it has come, and where it plans to go.
Episode 4: Mentoring and Partnerships with Katya and George
Katya Shabanova and George Tedder from Cushman Wakefield highlight the importance of mentoring, the changing culture of business and the necessity to support a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Episode 3: Recruitment and Retention with Lindsay and Tony
Hosting WLI at Bousfields, Lindsay Dale Harris and Tony Volpentesta chat with the SheWithHe team to talk about culture in the impact of in the workplace, the existing challenges we have to tackle in gender parity and their take on what we are doing right.
Episode 2: Dynamic Legal Duo – Kelly And Brian
A conversation with Kelly Matsumoto and Brain Haley from the City of Toronto legal team discussing the importance of communication in team work, supporting parents in the work place and insights on how the public sector is aiming to support gender parity.
Episode 1: Chatting with Toni De Mello
WLI has a one on one with the Director of Human Rights at Ryerson University. Gearing up for the March ULI events, It’s 2015…Four Years Later, taking a look to our industry leaders to understand how women and men are working together to implement tangible initiatives to bring gender parity and diversity to their work places.
Episode 6: Breaking in with Liz Nucci
SheWithHe sits down with Liz Nucci from CBRE to discuss her experience breaking in to the real estate industry, her mentorship experience and the different experience a female perspective brings to a team.
Episode 5: Pledging with Vera Gisarov
SheWithHe sits down with Vera Gisarov from Quadrangle to talk about her experience in architecture, taking the SheWithHe pledge and mentorship.
Episode 4: Complementary Difference: Anna Madeira and Richard Witt
Anna Madeira and Richard Witt sit down with SheWithHe about teamwork, talent and Toronto architecture as well as the evolution of their careers and Quadrangle.
Episode 3: Respect with Meg Davis and Allan Leibel
The fundamentals of mentorship, respect and inspiring confidence is at the core of Meg Davis and Allan Leibel’s story. This episode of SheWithHe highlights the narrative of Meg and Allan’s career developing Toronto’s waterfront and the importance of trust, listening, credibility and meaningful engagement.
Episode 2: Teamwork with Renée Gomes and Frank Lewinberg
Frank Lewinberg and Renée Gomes talk to #SheWithHe about mentorship. Exploring some of the projects Frank and Renée have tackled together, highlighting the importance of conversation, building trust and creating successful partnerships.
Episode 1: Getting Started: the Evolution of She with He
In our first episode, Leslie Woo and Godyne Sibay give us a walk down memory lane as they share the early beginnings of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, its evolution, lessons learned and inspiration for the future.