Ricoh Canada Becomes Proud Sponsor of Women of Influence Inc.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Ricoh Canada Inc. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Women of Influence, an organization dedicated to the advancement of professional women through education, mentorship, networking and unique corporate events.  Ricoh has joined as an official Patron Sponsor.

"Ricoh's support of Women of Influence
demonstrates our commitment to diversity
and women's advancement."

- Amrit Sandhu – VP HR, Ricoh Canada Inc.

"We are very proud to be supporting this remarkable organization," says Karen Brookman, President, Commonwealth Legal, a Division of Ricoh Canada. "I have always believed strongly in supporting women leadership development programs and diversity in the work place. The Women of Influence organization provides a mechanism to engage successful women in strategic conversations, and to help them support other women."

Founded in Canada, Women of Influence has been a leading organization committed to furthering women's advancements within the workplace for more than 20 years. With over 35,000 members across North America and Europe, Women of Influence dedicates itself to producing inspiring, progressive, and celebratory programs for women and men in order to continue to make greater strides towards inclusive environments and encouragement of female leaders within all organizations.

"We are deeply committed to driving an inclusive and successful workspace for women at all levels within the organization," says Amrit Sandhu, Vice President of Human Resources, Ricoh Canada Inc. "Ricoh's support of Women of Influence demonstrates our commitment to diversity and women's advancement."

Women of Influence will be hosting their Fall Season Luncheon Series beginning in Calgary on September 21st with speaker Nancy Southern, Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd who will discuss the leadership skills that have helped her guide ATCO Ltd. for more than two decades in her presentation The Long Haul: Leading a Multi-Billion Dollar Organization in Uncertain Times.

The series will then continue on to Toronto on September 28th for the Gender Diversity Summit where for the first time both female and male diversity champions will come together to tackle hard truths and answer the question, what if the next step in women's advancement is bringing men into the conversation?

Details on both events can be found at

About Women of Influence Inc.
Women of Influence, now in its 22nd year, is one of North America's leading organizations offering solutions to further women's career advancement. With courses in executive leadership, global events, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 200,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Signature events include the Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).

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SOURCE Ricoh Canada Inc.

For further information: Dan Newman, Ricoh Canada, Phone 905-795-5788,


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