Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street

11:30-11:55: Registration
12:00-1:45: Lunch, with panel discussion

In these challenging times, how can the diversity dividend help your organization excel?

Join CBC Anchor Suhana Meharchand as she finds the answers to these questions at a special Women’s Executive Network (WXN) event.

How can diversity improve your bottom line? Increasingly, diversity is more than an ethical choice; it’s a business priority. Moderated by Ms. Meharchand, KPMG diversity director Michael Bach, TD Bank Financial Group corporate diversity VP, Beth Grudzinski and global diversity expert Laraine Kaminsky will demonstrate The Business Case for Diversity.

Join us for lunch with Patron Host Mayor David Miller and leave with practical tips on how to create a competitive edge for your organization through diversity.

Click here to register now or contact Anne To by email at and 416.361.1475 x229 by telephone.

Panel of Experts

KPMG’s Michael Bach

Michael Bach is the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for KPMG in Canada. Since taking on this role, KPMG has received three prestigious diversity related awards – one of Canada’s Top Employers for Diversity, Canada’s Top Employers for New Canadians and the Top 40 Places Gen Y Wants to Work. Michael is also the Deputy Director of Diversity for KPMG International, leading the KPMG Global Diversity Network and assisting KPMG member firms around the globe in the development and execution of their diversity initiatives.

TD Bank Financial Group’s Beth Grudzinski

Beth is passionate about embedding diversity into TD Bank Financial Group culture and in her role as Vice President, Corporate Diversity works closely with the Diversity Leadership Council, businesses and community partners. Prior to being appointed to her current role, Beth held progressively senior roles within TD including Personal Banking, Business Banking, Wealth Management and Corporate Office and earned an honours bachelor of commerce degree from Queens University.

globalLK’s Laraine Kaminsky

Laraine Kaminsky is President and Founder of globalLK, a company focusing on Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. With an expertise is in Multicultural team performance improvement in the ever changing world, Laraine works with Fortune 100 companies and the not for profit sector in many countries to create flexible and inclusive workplaces and workteams across cultures, genders, races, religions, generations and borders. Laraine is a Canadian by choice and has lived and worked on 3 continents and in over 70 countries.

$60 (members)/$70 (Non-members)
$650 – table of 10 with signage

For more information on the Diversity Luncheon Series or to purchase a corporate table, please contact Anne To by email at or call 416.361.1475 x229.

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