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March 22, 2022

Women in Manufacturing 2022

Virtual Event   March 22, 2022 at 1:00pm ET

Inspired by the ongoing efforts to dismantle the barriers that prevent or discourage women from entering Canada’s manufacturing industry, and to facilitate conversations about advancing women into leadership positions, Annex Business Media’s Manufacturing Group is once again hosting Advance: Women in Manufacturing.

Scheduled for March 22, the virtual summit that will explore the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, share career advice and real-life experiences, recommend actions companies can take to recruit women and advance them to leadership positions, and much more. The day will feature some of the biggest influencers in the Canadian manufacturing sector, as well as women who have trailblazed in their careers.


1:00 pm – 1:05 pm
Conference opens

Welcome greeting by the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and Parliamentary Secretary Jenna Sudds.

1:05 pm – 1:35 pm
Keynote Presentation: Creating an Inclusive Economic Recovery for Canada

Speaker: Pamela Jeffery, Founder, The Prosperity Project

Safeguarding the social and economic health and recovery of Canada means we must focus on the success and well-being of women.

1:35 pm – 2:20 pm
Panel Discussion on “Making Conscious the Unconscious Bias”

Moderator: Jeanine Lassaline–Berglund – President, Automate Canada and Canadian Association of Moldmakers (CAMM)


  • Jennifer Green – Director of Competitions, Skills Ontario
  • Nour Hachem-Fawaz – President and Founder, Build a Dream
  • Maryam Emami – CEO, AI Materia

A conversation about recognizing bias, benevolent misogyny, micro-aggressions in the workplace, common misconceptions about the roles of women and bridging the STEM gap.

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm
Networking Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop on “Build Your Own Personal Board of Directors”

Speaker: Crystal Hyde, Executive Coach, Propel Leadership Coaching

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Panel Discussion on “Stuck in the Middle”


  • Irene Sterian, P.Eng. – Founder, President & CEO, REMAP, and Director, Technology & Innovation, Celestica
  • Jennefer Griffith – Executive Director, Food Processing Skills Canada
  • Renn Scott MA, Interaction Design, RCA – Founder + Chief Designer, Daily Goods Design LABS

Exploring strategies to advance women into leadership roles that they want in the company, industry and community.

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing Remarks


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