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Breaking the Barriers: Women Empowering Women

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WCT-Manitoba Relaunch Panel Event


WCT Manitoba is excited to be relaunching and inviting you to join us with insightful conversations on Breaking the Barriers, by empowering women both personally and professionally. Our guest panelists and moderator will explore the challenges women face in the workplace, and will share meaningful dialogue on how we can collectively break through those barriers to move forward in a positive direction.


About Our Panelists:

Beverlie Stuart, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Initiative, MITT

Bev has close to 30 years’ experience in organizational leadership, career and workforce development, and strategic human resource planning. She has led the start-up of the Lifelong Learning Institute, MITT’s incubation and execution hub for industry-driven programs and courses.

Bev is also the Founding Chair and Executive Director of the Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils where she and her team led the establishment of the Sector Space (1000 Waverley) and innovative programs and initiatives such as Building Better Workplaces, Career Connections, Workplace Integration of Skilled Newcomers in Trades and Manitoba Mentors (now Manitoba Career Prospects). Prior to joining MITT in 2015, Bev served as Executive Coordinator to the Minister’s Advisory Council on Workforce Development.  





Kathy Knight, CEO, ICTAM 

Kathy joined the ICT Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) as CEO in January of 2005. During this time she has worked with the Association’s Board of Directors and to grow the organization into a staple of Manitoba’s technology ecosystem. With nearly 150 member companies representing a wide range of technologies, solutions and more, ICTAM is the leading voice of Manitoba’s ICT industry at a regional, national and international level. Kathy serves as a Director on the Board of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and is on the External Advisory Board for the Department of Science at the University of Manitoba. Before joining ICTAM, Kathy was a successful independent marketing consultant who was instrumental in the design and implementation of Manitoba’s first-ever post-secondary training programs in digital animation, game development and new media.






David Baker, CEO and Founder, Think Shift 

David is devoted to developing brands, leadership and corporate culture. He is passionate about helping organizations both inside and out – building intentional leaders, engaged employees and connected customers.

Over the past two decades, David has helped hundreds of individuals and organizations find and realize their potential. An enthusiastic speaker, engaging storyteller and experienced communications strategist, David has spoken in both intimate workshop and large conference environments. His innovative views on aligning brand and culture have earned him invitations to speak with various leaders and organizations across the United States and Canada. 



Lisa Meeches, Executive Producer & Founder - Eagle Vision Film and Television Production Company/ President,  Meeches Video Productions Inc. 

Order of Manitoba Honouree Lisa Meeches is one of the most dynamic and respected producers in the film industry. She co-founded Eagle Vision in 1999 –  known for  the Oscar winning film, Capote. Her other numerous productions include; tv series – Ice Road Truckers, The Sharing Circle - Canada’s longest running Aboriginal series; and Tipi Tales - a Parent’s Choice award winner, Elijah – a Gemini Award winner and JACK, two time winner of the CSA’s. Her recent project, We Were Children, is widely praised by residential school survivors for its power to heal. Currently, Lisa is the Executive Producer of the CBC series Burden of Truth. 

Lisa is also the Executive Director of the Manito Ahbee Festival and a national board member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Recent awards and nominations include; National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media & Communication- 2007, YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction Award-2009, University of Manitoba's Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Award -2009 and the Women in Film and Television Crystal Award for Mentorship-2009. True to her heritage, Lisa practices the customs of her faith and is a renowned champion fancy shawl dancer. 

About Our Moderator: Cheryl McKenzie

Cheryl McKenzie is Anishinaabe and Cree from the Peguis and Hollow Water First Nations.  She is currently an Executive Producer for APTN National News & current affairs.  Cheryl got her start in journalism as an intern at CBC Radio Manitoba.  Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award.  She was a Host/Producer for more than a decade after being hired as a reporter at APTN almost 18 years ago.

Ticket Price:

  • Members: $25.00+tax
  • Non-Members: $40.00+tax
  • Ticket includes continental breakfast.


October 26th, 2018 8:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, main floor
Winnipeg, MB
Ticket (Members, please log in to register at the members-only price) $ 42.00 (includes taxes of $ 2.00)

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