25 Feb 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm PST

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D&I Coalition Meeting 


12:00pm - 12:20pm

  • Project Pilot Updates
    • Video Vignettes
    • D&I Training
    • D&I Organizational Audits
    • D&I HUB
    • Industry Benchmarking - HR Tech Group Salary Survey with Mercer
    • Fall events

12:20pm - 12:30pm 

  • Q&A on Project Pilots

12:30pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:15pm 

  • Q&A with Panel

1:15pm - 1:20pm 

  • Closing & Summary of Ways to Support & Amplify the Project Objectives



Amanda Mallow, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Sophos

Amanda Mallow joined Sophos in November 2018 as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role she is responsible for our global HR strategy for our 3,500 employees worldwide. 

Amanda is an exceptional global HR leader, with over 20 years’ experience in human resources functions at technology organizations. She has a proven track record of leading teams that deliver record numbers in attracting, hiring and maintaining top talent in high growth businesses and transformational settings. Amanda was previously Chief Human Resources Officer for endpoint security firm, Absolute Software. Prior to Absolute, Amanda was the Global VP, Human Resources of network security company, Fortinet.


Leslie Collin, Senior Director of People & Culture, Unbounce and co-founder of the Glass Ceiling Demolition Company

As the Senior Director, People and Culture at Unbounce, Leslie leads people strategies, social impact, D&I initiatives and workplace culture. Since 2014, and as a member of the company’s executive team, Leslie has navigated the challenges of Unbounce’s rapid growth, seeing the business scale from 40 employees to nearly 200 across Canada and into Europe. Committed to championing diversity and inclusion across Canada’s technology sector, Leslie was pivotal in Unbounce’s workforce reaching gender parity in 2019 after taking the Minerva Foundation pledge three years earlier. In 2018, Leslie was a finalist for YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award due in part to her support for the empowerment and advancement of women leaders and people-first organizational best practices. 

In her spare time, Leslie co-leads the Glass Ceiling Demolition Company, a not-for-profit committed to creating opportunities for young women to be mentored by career-minded women in their industry.


Sheryl Ries, Director Diversity and Inclusion, Vancity

Sheryl Ries is currently serving as Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Vancity. Vancity is a values based financial cooperative, serving more than 525,000 members-owners.  With over $26 billion in assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union, using its assets to improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.   

Prior to holding this role, Sheryl has served as Chief Operating Officer for Reconciliation Canada (on secondment from Vancity) and other leadership roles with Vancity including Branch Manager and Director of Change Leadership for Vancity’s Core Banking Applications Renewal Program.



Kathy Gibson, Sr. Project Manager / Consultant, The HR Tech Group’s Diversity & Inclusion Tech Project

Kathy Gibson, CEO of Catchy Consulting Inc. has a proven track record of with recruitment, retention and development of BC’s technology workforce. Winner of 2 Best Employer Awards, as Director of HR of tech companies, Kathy is a seasoned HR practitioner, consultant and advisor for municipal, provincial and federal government, and the tech sector of BC. 

Over the past 15 years, Kathy has been committed to enhancing labour market participation of equity-seeking populations and is currently Project Managing a 2-year HR Tech Group Diversity & Inclusion in Tech Project, building on seven years of stakeholder engagement, labour market data & provincial tech talent strategy projects.

Kathy presented as a witness to the HUMA Parliamentary Hearings on the TFWP: Temporary Foreign Worker Program and contributes her expertise to a variety of Advisory Boards, including www.vanhack.com. Kathy continues to consult with with C-suite on building strategic workforce and scalability plans and actively works with a number of not for profits including organizations such as the First Nations Technology Council & the Immigrant Employment Council of BC.


25 Feb 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm PST

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