Law firms sponsor diversity and inclusion tech summit in Toronto

Event seeks to increase women’s participation and leadership in technology

Law firms sponsor diversity and inclusion tech summit in Toronto
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Several law firms are getting involved in the 2019 #MoveTheDial Global Summit, which seeks to increase women’s participation and leadership in the technology sector.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is a founding partner of the event, and Torkin Manes LLP announced it is also sponsoring the event.  Torys LLP is a corporate partner of the summit.

The event, which will be held on Nov. 14 in Toronto, will feature speakers, influencers, and decision makers from across the technology and innovation industries, a statement from the Torkin Manes said.

“The Global Summit is also a platform that will empower attendees to harness their own potential and recognize how they can #movethedial for themselves and others by using small actions that add up to big change,” Torkin Manes said.

According to the summit’s agenda, the keynote speech will be delivered by Angelica Ross, actor, philanthropist and human rights advocate. Meanwhile, Lindsay Rae-McIntyre, chief diversity officer of Microsoft, will present on the evolution of diversity and inclusion.

Attendees can expect to hear from industry leaders advocating diversity, networking opportunities, an inclusive environment, and various activations and performances, the agenda added.

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