African-Canadian Careers 2017

The ACSioN Network of Canada presents:

Poster and registration link for African-Canadian Careers 2017

African-Canadian Careers 2017

Career Showcase and Professional Development Forum

Please note that to participate in this event, you must REGISTER.


AFRICAN-CANADIAN CAREERS 2017 | Saturday November 4th, 2017 | Program
11:00 AM Foyer entrance Registration
11:15 AM Foyer Introduction to African-Canadian Careers 2017
11:30 AM
Symphonie 3A Conference A // Human Resources
Panel discussion and Q & A
Symphonie 3B Conference B // Engineering and IT
Panel discussion and Q & A
12:45 PM Foyer Meet the recruiters & Diversity in ACSioN (Part 1) / Networking 101
01:00 PM Foyer Break / Career Showcase with participating companies and organizations (Part 1) / LinkedIn Photobooth
02:00 PM
Symphonie 3A Conference C // Finance & Accounting
Panel discussion and Q & A
Symphonie 3B Conference D // Marketing & Communications
Panel discussion and Q & A
03:15 PM Foyer Meet the recruiters & Diversity in ACSioN (Part 2)
03:30 PM Foyer Break / Career Showcase with participating companies and organizations (Part 2)
04:15 PM Symphonie 3 Conference E // Walking the Walk: The Entrepreneurial Mentality
Open discussion and Q & A
05:15 PM Symphonie 3 & Foyer Cocktail mixer & afterparty preview
06:00 PM Symphonie 3 Thank yous, feedback and closing

 > LinkedIn Photo Booth

Whether you're introducing yourself to new colleagues or professional contacts, or just looking for a new job, you definitely want to have an image that shows you at your professional best!

Our photographer will be available to capture some of your finest moments on camera.

 > African-Canadian Careers - Panel Discussion and Q&A sessions

Join our stellar panels of accomplished African-Canadian professionals as we advance critically-important discussions on how community members can succeed and establish rewarding careers in various sectors, including:

- Finance & Accounting, with:

Lassana MANE - Financial Planner, RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Zaïna MENSAH - Assistant Controller, MEGS Specialty Gases, Air Liquide Canada

Mariama SOW - Analyst, Measure of Financial Performance, Desjardins / Co-founder, Unknown Gems

- Engineering & IT, with:

Sumaila AONGYA - Mechanical Engineer and Business Development Manager

Emmanuella BORGELLA - Project Manager & Lead Web Coordinator, Morneau Shepell

Shawn GREENE - Senior Member of Technical Staff, Mission Operations Analyst, MDA Space Missions

Diogène NTIRANDEKURA - IT Consultant and President, ERP Happy

- Human Resources, with:

Melissa ALLEN - Talent Acquisition Specialist, Lockheed Martin

Karen DIAZ - Coach, Facilitator and Talent Development, CKG Training & Consulting / Lecturer, McGill University

Olivier MENTOR - Human Resources Advisor, Centre d'étude et de Coopération Internationale (CECI)

- Marketing & Communications, with:

Karine BASSETTE - Social Media Trainer, NETSO Media

Liz CULLEY - Vice President, Media, Renmark Financial Communications

Ousmane DIARRA - Advisor, Digital Communications, Montréal International

Mahalia VERNA - Manager, Marketing and Communications, Agence Ometz

> Walking the Walk - the Entrepreneurial Mentality: Panel Discussion and Q&A session

A very special discussion focusing on the core motivations and preparation it takes to successfully develop one's career as an entrepreneur. Our all-star panellists will be discussing how to take charge of your career by creating entirely new paths for yourself! The entrepreneurs from our sector-based panels will also be joined by:

Therence BOIS - Partner, Front Row Ventures / Ph.D Candidate, Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Montreal Clinical Research Institute

Tiffany Alexis DAVEY - Managing Partner & Social Media Strategist, High Season Co.

> Diversity in ACSioN - highlighting industry-leading firms

What are some of Canada's most prominent companies doing to make sure that their own diversity reflects that of our wider society? Find out as we hear directly from representatives of these organizations about the career-building opportunities that community members can take advantage of.

> Activity: Networking Effectively

Does the word "networking" make you cringe wtih apprehension? We'll show you simple ways to reduce the stress and focus on what matters when it comes to building connections. Get ready to make the most of every networking opportunity!

 > Cocktail mixer & informational interviews

You'll also have the chance to get to know an amazing group of professionals at our cocktail mixer. Registrants will be able to contact experienced professionals in each sector to learn the best approach when starting their careers.

> Career showcase with featured companies and organizations

Are you looking to jumpstart your career? Register now to meet recruiters from key sectors such as finance & accounting, international cooperation, engineering & IT, human resources, marketing & communications, and more!

Presented in partnership with:

- CUSO International

- Deloitte

- Lockheed Martin

- Royal Bank of Canada

- TD Bank Group

- As well as recruiters from many other participating companies! Check again soon for more details!

Infos aux partenaires | Partner info

- Pour plus d'infos concernant notre événement “Les carrières des Afro-Canadiens 2017," nos partenaires peuvent les trouver ici:

For more information concerning the upcoming "African-Canadian Careers 2017" event:

- Partners can find details here.

We'll see you there!

ACSioN Network Board of Directors, NEB and Concordia University chapter executive board

November 04, 2017 at 11am - 7pm
Hyatt Regency Montreal
1255 Jeanne-Mance
Montreal, QC H5B 1E5
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$35.00 CAD · Purchase tickets


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