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WCM & Catalyst Present: Learning the Unwritten Rules to Advancement

Thursday, June 13th 2019
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Toronto, ON

WCM & Catalyst Present: Learning the Unwritten Rules to Advancement
Advancing in today’s business world is often as much about learning and playing by the rules as it is about talent and results. Some rules are explicitly stated in organizational handbooks, performance review procedures, or by senior leadership. But other rules are left implicit—unwritten—for employees to decipher on their own. Those who do not have the tools to access this maze of “unwritten rules” and the important knowledge these rules provide remain left out, no matter how competent they are. In this session, participants will reflect on their experiences navigating organizational cultures as well as practice skills to be successful in their role/field as organizational leaders.

Camilla Sutton, CEO, WCM, will deliver an introduction followed by content delivered by Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director, Catalyst Canada.

Thursday, June 13th 2019 | 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
5:30 PM: Registration & Networking
6:00 PM: Opening Remarks by WCM President & CEO Camilla Sutton 
6:15 PM: Tanya van Biesen of Catalyst
7:15 - 7:30 PM: Q&A

Tanya van Biesen

Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst

Tanya van Biesen is Executive Director of Catalyst's operations in Canada. She is responsible for leading Catalyst's growth in Canada and shaping strategies to advance Catalyst’s mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion with Supporters, corporate partners, professional organizations, CEOs, senior leaders, and stakeholders. A recognized leader and influencer with deep experience in the executive search sector at the most senior levels of corporate Canada, Tanya brings more than two decades of corporate leadership and diversity experience to Catalyst. Most recently, she co-led the Financial Services Practice at Spencer Stuart and was a key member of the Canadian Boards Practice, focusing on executive search assignments at the board, CEO, and general management levels. She also led the firm’s Canadian Diversity Practice, specializing in the placement of chief diversity officers and diverse slates of candidates across all search assignments. Tanya began her career at Procter & Gamble, working in both Toronto and Calgary in regional and national sales leadership roles. A sought-after speaker on the topic of diversity in the boardroom, Tanya has contributed to several research studies and articles analyzing leadership trends and attributes. She holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, and speaks English, French, and Dutch.

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