Ascend Canada Fall Conference Features CEO Panel on Diversity in Leadership

Panel to include leaders from top financial and professional services organizations

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Ascend Canada, a non-profit organization working to enhance the presence, influence and visibility of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders in Canada, will host its fourth annual fall conference on September 17, 2015, at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel in Toronto.

This year's conference, Elevate Your Brand – Set Yourself Apart, will feature a CEO panel comprising Marc-André Blanchard, Chair and CEO, McCarthy Tétrault; Mary Forrest, President and CEO, Munich Re, North America (Life); Donald Guloien, President and CEO, Manulife; and Bharat Masrani, Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group. Topics for discussion will include the importance of diversity in leadership, what Corporate Canada is doing to leverage diverse talent and how to establish a distinctive personal brand to grow your career. 

"We look forward to hosting another compelling conference for participants and we can't wait to hear from our CEO panel on how to propel Pan-Asians into leadership roles," says Kelvin Tran, President of Ascend Canada. "Organizations that see the value of a diverse workforce, and have a plan to attract and develop that workforce, will be the winners going forward."

About Ascend Canada
Ascend Canada is a non-profit organization with the mission to enhance the presence, influence, and visibility of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders in Canada. With more than 2,000 members in Toronto and Vancouver, as well as 18 Corporate Partners, Ascend Canada members include partners and employees from major Canadian banks, professional services firms and technology companies. 

SOURCE Ascend Canada

For further information: Media contact: Wendy Tsau, VP, Marketing and Communications, Ascend Canada, 416-995-3368,


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