Media Advisory & Invitation - Diversity takes a front seat in the boardroom



    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Diversity has moved to the forefront of business
strategy not just as a social issue, but as a strong business driver to
succeed in today's tough economy. The challenges companies are now facing make
the issue of diversity in the workforce even more salient. Given that much of
the Canadian workforce today is comprised of women, visible minorities,
aboriginal people and people with disabilities - companies wanting to maintain
their competitive edge need to access the largest pool of talent available to
them.
    The first of four in this luncheon series, 'The Business Case for
Diversity' will address the necessity of supporting diversity in the
workplace, and demonstrate how an organization's commitment to corporate
social responsibility will ultimately lead to a competitive advantage in the
marketplace.
    Join Suhana Meharchand, Host of CBC News Today, as she moderates a panel
discussion with three leading industry experts:

    
    -   Michael Bach, National Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,
        KPMG Canada
    -   Beth Grudzinski, Vice President, Corporate Diversity,
        TD Bank Financial Group
    -   Laraine Kaminsky, President & Founder, globalLK

    Date:    Wednesday, March 4, 2009

    Time:    Registration: 11:30 - 11:55 am

             Luncheon: 12:00 - 1:45 pm
             (lunch will be included)

    Place:   The Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto

    Topic:   'The Business Case for Diversity'
    

    About KPMG in Canada

    KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the
laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG
International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax,
and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 145 countries and have more
than 123,000 professionals working around the world.
    Please visit www.kpmg.ca

    About WXN

    The Women's Executive Network (WXN) is Canada's most influential female
audience and the country's leading organization dedicated to the advancement
and recognition of executive-minded women in the workplace. Since 1997, WXN
has expanded rapidly to meet the needs of the growing number of female
managers and executives across Canada. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in
Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of women leaders.
    Please visit www.wxnetwork.com.





For further information:

For further information: or to RSVP, please contact: Shilpa Kotecha,
Media Relations, KPMG, (416) 777-8918, skotecha@kpmg.ca; Sara Falconer, Media
Relations, WXN, (416) 361-1475 x 233, sfalconer@wxnetwork.com


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