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In this section the people and organizations behind diverse leadership come to life.
What inspires individuals to lead? What supports and obstacles influence their leadership?
And what makes diverse leadership different?
Hear first-hand about the journeys and insights of diverse leaders — and learn about the strategies that organizations have used so that they can reap the benefits of a more diverse leadership.
Desmond ran as a candidate for Toronto City Council in 2006 where he campaigned on extending the right to vote in municipal elections to non-citizen residents. He says that the platform came to him from residents in his riding who wanted to support him but couldn’t.
Hearing diverse stories helps us understand each other better. Diversity at the leadership table brings out different examples of how we live and shows how similar we are.
A high performing team is an inclusive one. Leadership is not a solo sport; it is a team sport.
As a talent management professional Glem Dias understands the value of networking. “DiverseCity has opened up huge opportunities and has helped me reinvent myself and raise my profile in Toronto.
Leaders take different forms and shapes. Getting everyone involved is key to a healthy and sustainable society.
It is the duty of every leader to identify those who are future leaders and give them the opportunity and confidence to be able to move forward.
Gelek, like many young men arriving in a new country, settled in Canada not sure about his place in this new home.
Our images of leadership do not always show the full diversity of leadership that exists. Leaders recognize they can use their public presence in order to change perceptions of who a leader is and can be.
You want to build a society inclusive of people with disabilities and inclusive of people of colour and immigrants.
Rather than reject her past in order to assimilate, Jessica Farias recognized early on that “background does matter.”