Past Events

TD Bank Panel Event

Thursday Feb 21st   |  Surrey City Centre Public Library

Meet industry professionals from TD Bank Group and discover how they've entered the field, their work experiences in various positions, and how they created their networks.

*Q&A session and networking time included
*light refreshments provided

Date:                  Thursday Feb. 21st, 2019

Time:                  6pm - 8pm

Location:           Surrey City Centre Public Library  (room 405)
                            10350 University Dr. Surrey, BC 

Dress Code:     Business Casual

What is Canadian workplace culture? Join us for a discussion on communication, behaviour, and unspoken rules in the workplace.  Event is held in partnership with Vancouver Public Library Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre

Refreshments will be served, free event.

Canadian Workplace Culture Explained

Wednesday June 6, Vancouver Public Library

Date:                     Wednesday June 6, 2018

Time:                      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:               Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms,                                            Vancouver Public Library

                                350 W Georgia St. Vancouver

Dress Code:         Business Casual

Panelists

Alex Bell, Community and Business Engagement Coordinator, Pacific Community Resources Society

Alex Bell is presently working as the Community and Business Engagement Coordinator at Vancouver Midtown ESC for Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS). Alex has more than thirty years experience working in social services, education and employment in numerous roles. Having worked with youth and newcomers in preparing them for their careers in Canada, Alex can share about the common challenges many face when they start working in a unfamiliar work environment and workplace culture.

Karen Flynn, Professional Coach and Business Mentor

Karen Flynn is an entrepreneurial business leader with a collaborative nature and a deep background in communication and branding. She worked with international brands from Eruope, UK, USA and spent 22 years in total in Asia Pacific before returning home to Vancouver. As a entrepreneur who built a succesful communication agency in SE Asia, Karen is an expert in delivering messages to millennials of diverse backgrounds. Also a mentor to newcomers and international students, Karen has a wealth of knowledge to share about working in a multicultural environment.

Leila Jahani, Branch Manager, RBC

Leila Jahani is a passionate Banker with more than 15 years’ experience with RBC Royal Bank where she held different positions. Currently she is the manager of 3 RBC branches in Yaletown and Olympic Village areas. At the same time, she is a hiring manager, a mentor for new immigrants and a philanthropist who wants to help people new to Canada through sharing her experience from her own journey. 
At a manager’s perspective, Leila can talk about the culture her organization values.

Daniela Pico, Lead Account Executive, Riipen

"Daniela is an experienced and well-rounded young professional with a background in Software Sales and Marketing. She is a lead account executive for Riipen; an education technology company that seeks to end graduate underemployment, she is a connector with League of Innovators; a national Canadian charity with a goal of building entrepreneurial acumen for youth, at scale and she's also a member of Global Shapers; a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change." 

Stefan Trifu, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Paybyphone

Stefan is currently the Talent Requisition Specialist at PaybyPhone , a parking solutions app with its roots in Vancouver that has expanded globally. As an immigrant and a recruiter, Stefan can talk about his own experience in learning about Canadian workplace culture and how it shapes his hiring decisions.

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