TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, today opened Taking Charge: Women Leaders in Business Symposium presented by the Professional Development Institute.
This is the second women's symposium hosted by The Professional Development Institute, a division of Certified Management Accountants of Ontario. The conference provides an opportunity for women in business to gather and hear from leading business women in Canada.
"This is an opportunity for women to take pause, celebrate their success, and build their leadership capacity," says Janet Treasure, Vice-president, Professional Development, CMA Ontario. "Today's guests will share a rare glimpse into the passion and vision that Mme Jean holds for her Foundation and this country," says Treasure.
Attendees will hear from experts on two morning panel discussions: the first moderated by Glain Roberts-McCabe, Founder and President of The Executive Roundtable who will discuss the secrets to getting promoted that no one ever told you; the second moderated by Anne Golden, President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada who will speak with women in senior management - where they are now and how they rose to success. In the afternoon, Beata Caranci, Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist TD Bank Financial Group, will speak candidly as she shares her vision for tomorrow's economy. Lori Wilson, Principal, EHP Enterprises, will then suggest to attendees how to manage in this changing economy. The Symposium will close with a thought-provoking discussion with Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder and Executive Director, War Child Canada/War Child U.S.A.
View the full conference www.pdi-cma.com/WIB.
About Certified Management Accountants of Ontario
The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing professional organization that awards the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. With some 25,000 members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a profession that is 50,000 members strong across Canada and around the world. CMA Ontario maintains rigorous standards of accreditation and professionalism in management accounting to protect the public interest.
About the Professional Development Institute
The Professional Development Institute (PDI) is a division of Certified Management Accountants of Ontario that provides career support and education to Ontario's 25,000 CMAs and business people across Ontario. PDI drives career management by providing comprehensive access to learning, networking and guidance to members at all competency levels and business types throughout their career.
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