The first-ever Women on the Move Forum will be held June 4 and 5, 2012, at Palais des Congrès de Montréal. The event, a joint presentation of Desjardins Group and Deloitte, aims to bring women together around the theme Inspiring Success to discuss the major issues facing businesses today. Registration opens March 1.
Geared toward women but open to everyone, the Forum will offer a program centred around the realities of businesswomen and women business owners. A number of world-renowned business figures will be invited to share their experiences, give their take on the state of entrepreneurship today, and offer solutions to the challenges that managing a business will pose in the future.
Our speakers will include Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who is the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and one of the most influential players in the business world. Monique Jérôme-Forget, Former Quebec Minister of Finance and Advisor at Korn Ferry International, will also be speaking at this first-ever Forum and will be discussing women’s governance.
A panel of women business owners will be addressing the topics of women’s leadership, business management, and governance. It will be a unique opportunity to meet leaders from the business world, access valuable information, and do some strategic networking in a friendly atmosphere.
“Women are becoming more influential in the business world all the time. Desjardins Group and Deloitte want to shine the spotlight on the success of these businesswomen and recognize their contribution to economic development. Without question, this first edition of the Forum will be an excellent opportunity for fruitful exchanges and dialogue for everyone in attendance,” explained Monique F. Leroux, Desjardins Group Chair of the Board, President and CEO.
“Our firm is committed to the advancement of women in the business world. That is why we are proud to join forces with Desjardins Group to put on this important Forum and showcase the essential role women play in Canada’s economy,” added Brigitte Vachon, Managing Partner, Montreal and Quebec Centre, Private Company Services, Deloitte.