How to value diversity in startups?
Centre Stage 2
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What if you put in place the right tools to promote an inclusive culture from the start of your company? Come and meet experts and entrepreneurs who have put in place diversity policies at the start of their companies. Whether it is the implementation of inclusive recruitment and communication or the integration of diversity within the team, it is essential to have practical tools and advice to become an inclusive company.
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aouel has 19 years of experience in consulting, economic development and entrepreneurship here and abroad. She has accompanied hundreds of company founders and startups in their start-up and growth phases. She is currently using her expertise as Director of Programs, Partnerships and Relations with local and international ecosystems at Startup Montreal.
An expert in business development, communications and events, Rafaël Provost has been working in the administrative field for over 8 years. Having held various coordination roles in the university and media sectors, he is committed to the LGBT+ community in the Montérégie region as well as to the well-being of his team, keeping in mind that even if alone we go faster, together we go further. His new role as Executive Director of the JAG, an LGBT+ organization, is a role that is close to his heart and that he considers a great privilege. With him, there are only solutions and Sky is the limit! JAG is a community-based awareness, support and referral organization serving the population of the Montérégie West, Centre and East. It is for anyone who is affected by or questioning emotional, sexual and gender diversity. With the goal of offering positive role models, the JAG stands out for its openness and human approach.
"Entrepreneur, technologist and philanthropist, Mr. Saintellemy is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at LeddarTech, a leader in environmental sensing solutions using advanced microprocessors and artificial intelligence to accelerate the deployment of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he is the 14th Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of the Université de Montréal. He is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Groupe 3737, a non-profit organization that uses technology and innovation to create high-value jobs and support entrepreneurs from Quebec's diversity in the realization and growth of their business projects. With 25 years of experience, Frantz Saintellemy is an internationally recognized expert in the field of advanced technologies and entrepreneurship, with several patents, innovations and startups to his credit. His last company of which he was president was sold in 2015 to Integrated Device Technology (Nasdaq: IDTI) for $350M US. He sits on several boards and advisory committees, including UdeM, APMA, AQT, Expo-Entrepreneurs and the Quebec Innovation Council. "