Dr. Laura Methot is a behavioural scientist and a trusted advisor to C-Suite executives and board directors with 30 years of experience consulting, living, and working in 30+ countries across North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Oceania in Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, and serving multiple industries including, but not limited to, energy, mining, construction, and commercial real estate.
She believes that what people do every day at work matters.
Every business has a strategy and in today’s competitive environment most have significant change or improvement goals. The reality of execution is that nothing changes until behaviour changes - it's the people at the frontlines who bring strategy to life.
Laura’s expertise lies in helping executive teams connect the dots between their business ambitions and frontline execution. She’s consulted internationally and across multiple industries for 30 years, learning what distinguishes the very best leaders from the rest.
When leaders inspire the workforce and help them align day-to-day behaviours with long term business ambitions, they can deliver improvement in up to half the time with twice the impact…and they’re motivated to continue, bringing their best to work every day.
Miranda McKie is a People Analytics Consultant that specializes in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She helps organizations leverage data as a corporate asset through the development of solution architecture and the implementation of advanced analytics that supports organizations’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic objectives.
Miranda has worked at top-tier consulting firms in data architecture, data engineering, data analytics and data strategy. Previously, she also led the People Analytics function for Accenture Applied Intelligence Canada.
Miranda is passionate about advancing women, and women of colour in the workplace. She has worked on various initiatives focused on utilizing artificial intelligence capabilities to gain insights on systemic barriers that impact marginalized groups. Her work has led her to be the 2020 recipient of Catalyst Canada’s Emerging Leader Award.
Miranda believes in giving back to the community. She currently lectures at Canadian Universities teaching People Analytics. Miranda previously sat on the Toronto Board of Trade's Young People’s Committee. She has led various Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s) at previous organizations and was also the Co-founder and President of a non-profit, Young Women in Business (YWiB) Toronto, which provides over a thousand Toronto women with a strong and sustainable network of support to enable their professional development.
Belinda is a leader who believes it is essential to know who you are and lead as YOU. Belinda helps leaders connect their unique strengths and values with their role and expertise to truly become purpose driven leaders. She has built an extensive career as a leadership development consultant and trainer in organizations and corporations across North America and beyond.
Throughout history leadership and leadership development has been based on a male perspective. Unfortunately, this means that women in leadership roles are expected to lead like men which undermines their true potential and the unique impact they can have on the organization. Many women experience this dissonance and sense there is a better way to contribute, but don’t always know how to reach that potential. This is why Belinda founded the Women’s Leadership intensive, to provide leadership development by women, for women.
With 25 years of experience developing leaders across industries, sectors and continents Belinda understands how to help leaders uncover, and step into, their potential. She works with organizations to delevelop an inclusive approach for the talent development strategy, supporting a strong pipeline of leaders ready to drive organizations towards sustaible results.
Being a relentless champion of purpose-driven leaders is at Belinda’s core. In addition to founding Women’s Leadership Intensive, she is proud co-founder of the Leader Coach Intensive, a training organization that builds world-class coaches – Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, and joins I&D 101's team in developing truly inclusive organizations.
Jocelyn Peltier-Huntley is an experienced educator and change professional focused on higher education and gender equity research. Her vision is to lead and inspire positive change. She is driven to create awareness and remove roadblocks so that all individuals and organizations can realize the benefits of inclusion and achieve their full potential.
She has a B.Sc. with distinction in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. in interdisciplinary studies, both from the University of Saskatchewan. Jocelyn is driven to help others by investigating problems, translating for common understanding, and implementing practical solutions to these problems. She takes great pride in her approach to make these improvements in workplaces with a consultative approach involving all key stakeholders. Jocelyn’s spent over 13 years of her career working at Canadian mine sites and is now expanding her social impact potential by leading and inspiring positive change through research, facilitation, and consulting.
Jocelyn is also an active board member with Women in Mining and Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan, (WIM/WiN-SK), a non-profit, volunteer based organization focused on connecting and inspiring a diverse workforce in the Saskatchewan Mining and Nuclear industries. In addition to being the Vice-Chair of the board, Jocelyn is currently the Chair of the Mentorship committee, and Co-Chaired the 2020 Virtual Mine Your Potential Conference.
Lana Eagle is an Indigenous relations strategist and a social innovator. She guides companies to better engage and work with Indigenous communities, and to find a pathway forward through a reconciliation framework. She also works with clients to develop Indigenous engagement protocols.
Lana’s background is in banking, economic development, wealth management and mineral exploration. She was one of the first Indigenous women to chair a junior mineral exploration company. She joined AME’s Aboriginal Relations Committee in 2012, where she served as Chair for six years. In 2017 she became the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the AME Board of Directors in its over 100-year history. In addition, she is a member of the Program Advisory Committee for Mining and Mineral Exploration at the BC Institute of Technology.
She serves on advisory boards of B.C. Centre for Training Excellence in Mining, DPI Mining and SEF Canada, and on the Council Board for the Province of BC's Indigenous Business and Investment Council. She is a Board Chair of the Central City Foundation, a non-profit that focuses its work in Vancouver’s inner city. She was recently appointed to the board of Geoscience BC.
Lana is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on Indigenous engagement and reconciliation in Canada and on diversity and inclusion. Lana is a member of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan.
Jamile Cruz, is a recognized, respected speaker and award-winning industry leader. Her passion for empowering people and driving equity and inclusion led her to create I&D 101, with the goal of creating inclusive spaces that support all talent. Her extensive resume includes:
She has founded I&D 101 to help business leaders assess their organizations, clients, customers and markets, and to understand how an Inclusion & Diversity strategy combined with the right investment will drive more value creation and innovation. She wanted to help people and organizations on their journey towards realizing the profound impact of inclusive and inspired work environments.
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