DATE: September 9, 2014

TIME: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

REGISTRATION: This event is now sold out, but there will be a live webcast freely available here.

ABOUT THE EVENT:Jennifer Berdahl

UBC Dialogues presents a discussion on the gender disparity in upper leadership positions in business, featuring Sauder professor Jennifer Berdahl as one of the panelists.

For decades women have been fighting for workplace equality, and in many sectors, progress has been made. But in boardrooms and executive offices across the country, there remains a noticeable absence of women in senior leadership positions. What lies behind this gender imbalance? Is it due to deeply-ingrained biases by those making the appointments? Or are some women choosing to forgo leadership opportunities for career paths that offer greater flexibility?

Join our esteemed panel and fellow alumni for this important discussion, followed by a hosted reception.

Gloria Macarenko – Host, CBC News Vancouver

Jennifer Berdahl – Montalbano Professor of Leadership Studies: Women and Diversity, UBC’s Sauder School of Business

Maninder Dhaliwal, MASc’02 – Vice-President, Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation

Anne Giardini, LLB’84, QC – Director, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited

John Montalbano, BCom’88 – Chief Executive Officer, RBC Global Asset Management; Chair, UBC Board of Governors

Martha Piper, LLD’07, OC, OBC – Corporate Director; Past President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

The event is presented by Alumni UBC, in partnership with CBC and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE).

See Alumni UBC’s event page for more information about the panelists, registration, contact details, and upcoming information about the online webcast.