Event | #MeToo in the Boardroom Panel Discussion

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The Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder, in conjunction with the Center for Business Law and the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, present #MeToo in the Boardroom on October 23, 2018.

This panel discussion features Shona McGlashan, Chief Governance Officer at Mountain Equipment Co-op, and Carol Liao, Assistant Professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law and UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar.

The #MeToo movement is changing the conversation about equality, sexual assault, and harassment in the workplace. Gender is becoming a complex and highly relevant issue for the future viability of companies. This session will tackle the difficult questions facing corporations in the #MeToo era, providing both practical tools for boards and individuals to mitigate risks as well as strategies to navigate (and change) intersectional power dynamics and unconscious biases embedded in corporate culture.

McGlashan brings over 20 years’ of experience in her role as Chief Governance Officer of Canada’s leading outdoor retailer, where she oversees MEC's governance, corporate reporting, privacy, and diversity & inclusion portfolios. McGlashan was previously the Executive Director for the Vancouver Police Board and worked in the UK House of Commons, providing professional support to MPs. and parliamentary committees.

Liao is the UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, past Bertram Scholar of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and a former New York corporate M&A lawyer. She is a steering committee member of the Themis International Network of Female Business Scholars and a contributing author to the book, Creating Corporate Sustainability: Gender as an Agent for Change (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 

Allard Hall, Room 122 
Peter A. Allard School of Law