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WE-CAN: Fostering Belonging Through Inclusive + Accessible Remote Working Practice

How can women entrepreneurs help create a remote workforce that is inclusive + accessible? Join presenter Anisha Phillips to learn more.

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December 10, 2020

10 - 11:30 am

About this Event

How can women entrepreneurs work together to create a remote workforce that is both inclusive and accessible? In this 90-minute workshop, presenter Anisha Phillips of Feminuity (Toronto) will share innovative approaches to conducting effective virtual meetings, building inclusive remote teams, and fostering belonging through remote socialization.

With the increased reliance on remote work, we must determine how to build and design remote working processes that are both accessible and inclusive.

While guides to better remote working processes are now everywhere, few of them focus on accessibility or inclusion.

The power of coming together as a community of women entrepreneurs – including those with and without disabilities – will help us become more aware of the needs of others, and push us to reimagine a world without barriers.

This workshop is the second in WE-CAN's OvercomeHER workshop series designed to serve and support women entrepreneurs thriving with disabilities.

NOTE: A Zoom link to the session will be emailed to attendees 2 days prior to the event.

The WE-CAN Project is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Kerry Ramsay at kerry.ramsay@queensu.ca if you have accessibility requirements as soon as possible as advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Anisha Phillips is a diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist and consultant. She currently is a DEI Consultant for Feminuity where she brings an intersectional analysis to numerous forms of educational training, advisement and communications, and qualitative analytics and insights.

Anisha has a BA(H) in Gender Studies from Queen’s University, and an MA in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. Anisha is a feminist community organizer and has worked at several non-profits in community and program development. Bridging education and lived experience she knows the importance of making knowledge accessible.

Anisha works with intentionality toward addressing the barriers those with marginalized identities face within the workplace. In order to do so, she believes it is important to leverage critical thinking, participate in unlearning, and find objectives and strategies for tangible change.

ABOUT THE WE-CAN PROJECT:

The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.

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