Reimagining Women in Leadership: Virtual MBA Conference & Case Competition
- March 05, 2021 - March 06, 2021
- 10:30 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST
- Virtual conference
$49 CAD conference access only
Access per individual to the full programming on Friday March 5th
$499 CAD per team
(includes one faculty member and four team members with full access to the conference portion and case competition)
Join us for the challenge.
Help us reimagine women in leadership at our virtual MBA conference and case competition.
We will bring together women from diverse backgrounds in North American MBA programs to exchange ideas on socially relevant business issues and topics related to women in leadership. Men who support women in leadership are also encouraged to join the conversation and participate at the conference and case competition.
Our engaging virtual event will give you the opportunity to hear from notable keynote speakers, participate in workshops, network with your peers and industry leaders and compete in a case challenge.
Speakers and judges
Each team will be composed of 4 MBA students (women and men who support women in leadership). The case will be released to registered teams on February 18th. Teams will send in their slide decks on March 4th, "end of day". On Saturday, March 6th, each team will have 20 minutes to present their solution plus a 10 minute Q&A with the judges. We'll be using Zoom for the case presentations.
Specific presentation time slots and rules will be sent to all registered students and their faculty coaches. Case Competition Rules.
Virtual MBA Conference & Case Competition agenda
|Day 1 Keynotes & Workshops
10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|10:45 - 11 a.m.||Participant log-in and informal networking|
|11 - 11:15 a.m.||Welcome and Introductions|
|11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.||
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Select 1 of 2
Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
This workshop will discuss and address types of unconscious bias that occur in the workplace. The workshop will include open dialogue and strategies around navigating a successful career in a diverse environment. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to workshop leaders who are mid-career and MBA women graduates.
This interactive panel discussion examines the diverse professional and personal facets that impact the working woman from the perspective of wellbeing. Panelists include a: naturopath, psychologist, scientist and global managing partner in a consulting firm.
|2 - 2:45 p.m.||Keynote Speaker 2
Alifia Doriwala, Managing Director and Partner, RockCreek
In Conversation with Rhiannon Rosalind, CEO, The Economic Club of Canada
|3 - 4 p.m.
Select 1 of 2
How to crush your career goals without crushing your spirit and your health! This workshop is facilitated by 2 mental health clinicians and co-founders of Hoame, external link, opens in new window (North America’s largest modern meditation studio) who will cover their top 3 tips of how to optimize work-life integration while still taking care of you! This workshop will follow with an experiential stress busting meditative practice.
Leaders at every level encounter difficult workplace issues related to human rights and equity. There is a skill set that will help you maintain a safe work environment and protect your organization from litigation. Through LAS@R, opens in new window you’ll encounter an authentic workplace experience that will both challenge and help you hone your leadership skills.
|4 - 5 p.m.||Industry professionals networking|
|Day 2 Case Competition & Networking
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|9:45 - 10 a.m.||Welcome|
|10 a.m. - 12 p.m.||First Round: Competition|
|12 - 1 p.m.||Break (Announce Finalists @ 12:30PM)|
|1 - 3 p.m.||Final Round: Competition (All Invited)|
|3 - 3:30 p.m.||Break/Judges Deliberate|
|3:30 - 4 p.m.||Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks|
|4 - 5 p.m.||Networking with judges and participants|
Case Competition theme
The case will explore digital disruption, data privacy, and business/government/consumer relationships through open banking. North America lags behind Asia, Europe, and Australia in open banking. Our aim is to advance practices in this area by starting a conversation amongst bright MBA students.
Each team will be composed of 4 MBA students (women and men who support women in leadership). The case will be released to registered teams on February 18th. Teams will send in their slide decks on March 4th, "end of day". On Saturday, March 6th, each team will have 20 minutes to present their solution plus a 10 minute Q&A with the judges. We'll be using Zoom for the case presentations. Specific presentation time slots and rules will be sent to all registered students and their faculty coaches.
About the Workshops
On behalf of the Ted Rogers MBA program, Donna Smith, Academic Director, and Nicole Ducommun, Administrative Director, thank you to all who worked tirelessly and played leadership roles to make this event possible. Their insight, experience, and creative thinking were invaluable:
Women in Leadership Association – Ted Rogers MBA Program Students
- Nadia Barbosa
- Nina Homami, WiLA, Chair
- Lauren Gondos, WiLA, Project Manager
- Julia Huang
- Nima Hersi
- Marta Wisniewski
- Jackie Berns
- Abbas Hazer
- Shelby Aggiss-Norton
- Jessica Nwaluka
- Raghav Nayyar
Ted Rogers MBA Program Faculty & Staff
- Dale Carl, Advisor
- Nikoletta Papadopoulos
- Jessica Perry
- Sean Sedlezky
The Ted Rogers MBA program at Ryerson University, Toronto, was ranked #5 in Canada by Bloomberg Businessweek, and #4 worldwide and #1 in Canada for collaboration by the Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools survey. We are also proud to be ranked 3rd in Canada and 8th globally by the Corporate Knights Better World Ranking which recognizes sustainability across research and teaching, as well as faculty diversity.