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Rogers Women of Colour led a conversation on inclusion and intersectionality in the workplace

June 18, 2019

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As we continue to build an inclusive culture together, we are proud to introduce our new Rogers Women of Colour (RWOC) team – a group dedicated to advancing women of colour in leadership positions, and cultivating the strengths of women of colour at Rogers.

Last week, the RWOC team hosted their kickoff event: an inspiring conversation about being a woman of colour in the corporate world. Moderated by Cityline host Tracy Moore, the panel of senior leaders talked about topics affecting women of colour, from microaggressions to allyship to standing up and using your voice.

Nyla Ahmad, SVP Enterprise Marketing and Chair of our Inclusion and Diversity Council, kicked off the event by sharing our commitment to driving inclusion as a company, and acknowledging that bringing your whole self to work is a different experience for some of our teams.

“Our Rogers Women of Colour group is an opportunity to tease out a new thread in the fabric of our culture,” said Nyla. “We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work, and today, we’re focusing on the intersects that make some of us whole.”

The panel for the day included Mina Chan (VP, Video and Entertainment), Sally Salama (Senior Director, Network Product Management), Sundeep Sandhu (Senior Director, Cyber Security), and Tracy Peart (Senior Make-up artist, Cityline/Breakfast Television). They shared their career stories, thoughts on inclusion, and insights on how to be a great ally.

Inclusion and diversity is a core part of who we are, and this event was an incredible moment for our teams to bring more voices into the conversation – so we can continue to build a culture where everyone feels like they belong.

To learn more about our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity, click here.