Presentation - Gloria PIERRE
The Power of Effective Communication and Networking for Newcomers and BIPOC ProfessionalsDone
Info Session - Abiodun OKE
Overcoming Bias and Discrimination in the Hiring Process - Brian ROCHAT
Introduction by Gloria
Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Management - Presentation Session
Entrepreneurial Journey of Indigenous Business - Barry PAYNE
Breakout Session Round 1 (Room 3) - Presentation Session
Leveraging Branding For Career SuccessDone
Breakout Session Round 2 (Room 3) - Presentation Session
Cybersecurity and Risk Management in Industry 4.0Done
Breakout Session Round 2 (Room 1) - Indigenous Procurement Discussion
Keynote Address - Hugh LAWSON
My 2022/23 Leadership Journey: How My Blackness Got Me Out Of The DarknessDone
Councillor - City of Kitchener, Ontario
Ayo Owodunni is a management consultant with over a decade of experience in coaching, training, and strategic direction. His goal is to help enterprise-level clients achieve big-picture goals while prioritizing diversity, inclusion, and cultural understanding in the workplace. Ayo's approach combines subject matter expertise, personal stories, and humor to break down barriers and facilitate better communication within organizations.
His impressive client list includes companies such as Spotify, Canada Life, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, CIBC, TMX Group, and Hydro One. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Ayo shares his immigrant experience and provides tips for establishing oneself in Canada through his radio segments on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and CityNews Kitchener.
Ayo is the author of two books, "Values, Culture, Period - Redefining the Value of Values to Drive Business Results" and "Inclusive Leadership: The Immigrant View - Helping Immigrants Thrive and Soar in Your Organization." He is also the co-creator of "The Ring: 4 Steps to Transforming Your Organization through the Power of Your Values & Culture."
Ayo holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship, a Life Coach certification, and serves on several organization boards, including immigrantnetworks.com, Leadership Waterloo Region, Expedier.co, adventure4change.org, and Emergency Response Africa. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.
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