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Dr. Karyn Gordon is the Founder and CEO of DK Leadership, a leadership and relationship expert, a dynamic motivational speaker, a best-selling author, a TV personality for Good Morning America (USA’s #1 Morning Show) and Cityline (Canada’s #1 Daytime Show) as well as a TV producer for SUCCESS Stories (Rogers).
Roch Huppé was appointed Comptroller General of Canada in 2017. He first entered the public service in 1992, when he joined Global Affairs Canada. Prior to his current job, Roch occupied the role of chief financial officer and assistant commissioner at the Canada Revenue Agency. He has also been the CFO at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, where he ensured sound financial management and provided leadership on all corporate planning, risk management and evaluation functions. He will share is thoughts on leadership in the public sector during a conversation with ACFO-ACAF President Dany Richard.
As president and co-founder of n-gen People Performance, Giselle Kovary is dedicated to building strategies and programs that help clients target, motivate and engage employees in order to increase performance and productivity. Giselle has created solutions and programs in six practice areas – sales and customer service, leadership, team building, Millennials and Gen Z and human resources.
Kelly McDonald is a marketing and advertising specialist and considered one of the nation’s top experts in consumer trends, generational differences and leveraging the customer experience. She is the founder of McDonald Marketing, which has twice been named one of the “Top Ad Agencies in the U.S.” by Advertising Age magazine and ranked as one of the fastest-growing independently-owned companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine.
Born in Haiti into a family of three children, Herby Moreau arrived in Quebec at the age of 5, after having spent a few years in Congo-Brazzaville. Herby Moreau is a well-known and admired journalist and cultural commentator in Quebec. Herby will talk about his career and lessons he has learned along the way about resilience and the power of your dreams.
As a young, black woman working as a lawyer on Bay Street, Hadiya Roderique delivered a wake-up call to corporate Canada in the form of her Globe and Mail feature essay, “Black on Bay Street.” Shared more than 13,000 times on Facebook, with the accompanying video watched more than 250,000 times, Hadiya’s think piece sparked discussion in boardrooms across Canada. In her thought-provoking talks, she discusses barriers and challenges to diversity and inclusion, and counters those common arguments to show the power behind a diverse and inclusive workplace.