CanWIT National ‘Ask the Expert’ Teleforum - Recording and Presentation Now Available!
November 17, 2011

The Business Case for Team Diversity CanWIT ‘Ask the Expert’ Session with Dr. Wendy Cukier

It's no secret that there are more men in technology-based companies than women. But does this really matter when it comes to developing and managing your team? This 1-hour exclusive CanWIT Teleforum recording provides significant insight into the importance of team diversity for technology companies.

Listen to Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice President of Research and Innovation at Ryerson University, discuss reasons you may want to consider in order to attract, manage and retain diversity on your team, including: serving your customers better, overcoming the labour shortage, improving team productivity and fueling innovation, to name just a few.

About Dr. Wendy Cukier
Wendy Cukier Wendy Cukier, Vice-President of Research and Innovation, Ryerson University; founder of the Diversity Institute, Ryerson University Dr. Cukier has served as Associate Dean, Academic at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management and has had a long and distinguished career earning numerous honours, awards and recognition for her achievements as a professor, researcher and administrator. Dr. Cukier has been an active researcher and advocate of Diversity in business and society. She has presented and published over 200 papers and articles and is the holder of several large research grants. She is the Coauthor of the best seller Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park. The founder of the Diversity Institute, she has led and collaborated on a wide range of projects aimed at producing inclusive work environments. She holds a PhD in Management Science from York University (2002) and a Masters degree in history and MBA from the University of Toronto as well as honorary doctorates from Laval and Concordia University. She was named one of the "100 Alumni who shaped the Century" by the University of Toronto. In 2011 she was named one of 25 Transformational Canadians by the Globe and Mail/Lapresse/CTV. In 1999, she received the Governor General's Meritorious Service Cross, one of Canada's highest Civilian Honours.

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To receive this exclusive CanWIT Teleforum recording and presentation (PDF format) bundle, please contact Emily Boucher at eboucher@cata.ca. Service fee: complimentary for CanWIT Members, $25 for non-members (plus HST) payable by credit card to 613-222-6465.