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October is Global Diversity Month – a time to celebrate, educate and pay tribute to diversity around the world. In this next free Speaker Series webinar, we will highlight how you can adopt positive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in your workplace and everyday life, and how to embrace and strengthen your understanding and appreciation of DEI.

Join Lena BouSaleh, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Servus Credit Union and Marcie Hawranik, Founder, Canadian Equality Consulting, who will speak to Albertans about the importance of combating adversity in the workplace, and everyday life, in order to create a safe space of inclusion and equal opportunity for all.

October 20, 2021
12 to 12:45 p.m.
Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LLfIN17WTqe6-jf4gqXKog

About the speakers

Lena BouSaleh
At the junction of passion and experience, Lena arrived as the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Servus Credit Union. Combining a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with over 10 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry, she believes that strategic focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace will drive the change we want to see in our communities. Lena leverages her energetic presence and a touch of humour to engage in dialogue and action toward meaningful change. Living on the hyphen – as she describes it – of being Lebanese-Syrian-Canadian, she continues her DEIB work past the 5 o’clock hour, acknowledging her own privilege, offering education and finding ways to tackle barriers for others within her community. Known to choose a book over a party, her current “to be read” stack won’t stop her from buying another to add to the pile.

Marcie Hawranik
Marcie is the Founder of Canadian Equality Consulting; a company that supports workplaces advance diversity, equity and inclusion. She has a M.A. in conflict resolution from Syracuse University, a BA in political studies, and extensive experience in gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, diversity and inclusion, policy and program development, and stakeholder engagement. Marcie co-hosts a podcast called “(ex)clusion,” an exploration of equity, diversity and inclusion best practices.


About the Speaker Series

Alberta Central and Credit Unions of Alberta Speaker Series brings together some of Canada’s leading thinkers, forecasters and innovators for monthly discussions to help inspire bright and prosperous futures. This is the fourth of six speaker series that will connect Albertans to local subject matter experts on topics that matter. Alberta Central and Alberta credit unions are focused on serving our communities and we hope you’ll gain interesting and insightful perspectives from access to these experts.

Upcoming Speaker Series

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  • Cybersecurity and Fraud: December 8
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