ULI: Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) RESET - The Newcomers’ Journey in City Building: A Night of Connecting and Storytelling

Newcomers, and particularly women, with professional backgrounds in the city building industry face daunting challenges in finding meaningful employment opportunities. Employers seek qualified candidates and continuing education programs provide Ontario-specific training but there is a gap in the network chain that could provide support and connections for newcomer professionals.

Join WLI Toronto for an engaging discussion among newcomer professionals, employers and educators to talk about challenges, best practices and opportunities for supporting these professionals to find and succeed in meaningful employment. The discussion will be followed by revolving facilitated roundtables that will bring together these professionals and members of the city building industry to create meaningful opportunities for relationships and future collaboration.


5:00pm – 5:30pm Registration and networking
5:30pm – 6:15pm Panel Discussion
6:15pm – 7:15pm Rotating Facilitated Roundtables
7:30pm – 8:00pm Closing Remarks


Sabina Michael, Associate Director, Intercultural Skills Lab, University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management
Eman Sabour, Neighborhood Climate Action Champion, City of Toronto
Jane Wilson, Project Manager, Equity and Diversity Initiatives, Toronto Community Benefits Network


When Apr 19, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Where BDP Quadrangle
The Well 8 Spadina Avenue Suite 2100
Toronto, ON M5V 0S8

Duration 3 hours