The Benefits of Building an Inclusive Business

Date

Thursday April 14, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location

Virtual Workshop
Event category

What is the impact of creating a more inclusive business? Join other women entrepreneurs to learn more with inclusion expert Sunita Gupta.

Are you operating a culturally safe workplace for employees, customers, clients and industry partners?

Join Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) consultant Sunita Gupta of I2C Immigration Consulting  in Kingston, Ontario for a virtual workshop to learn how you can create a more inclusive business, and the benefits that come with embracing inclusion in the workplace.

This 90-minute workshop will:

  • Teach you how to create a more inclusive workplace
  • Help you bust common myths about inclusion
  • Address popular stereotypes within the business space
  • Lead to the creation of a more inclusive business that sets you apart from the competition

This session will also include time for Q&A.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

An active member in the Kingston community for the past twenty-five years, Sunita has lived experience across four continents. She has strived towards making Kingston a more diverse and inclusive community both personally and professionally.

The recent pandemic, social movements and globalization have led to a shift that necessitates a more innovative, inclusive and nimble workplace culture. There is an inherent value to diversity and inclusivity in the work environment and leaders must ensure they tap into the potential of diverse talent to remain competitive presently and in the future.

As an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) consultant, Sunita identifies barriers to inclusion in the workplace and helps organizations move forward with a planful approach to drive measurable change in employee engagement, performance and retention.

Sunita is extensively involved as a volunteer in the Kingston community. She is a sub-committee member for the Mayor’s Kingston Economic Recovery Team and the City of Kingston’s EDI committee, along with other Diversity and Inclusion Advisory committees. She is the past President of the India-Canada Association of Kingston and past Board Director for the Tett Centre. Sunita has a certificate in Leadership and Inclusion from Centennial College and a certificate in Ethics & Contemporary Social Issue: Immigration and Integration from St. Paul’s and Ottawa Universities.

Through I2C Immigration Consulting  , Sunita and her co-founder, Rasha Fahim, aim to address the workforce shortage via immigration and build the community’s capacity to integrate the newcomers into the workforce.

 

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.