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CVCA Endorses ILPA’s Industry Code Of Conduct Guidelines

Diversity and inclusion have become top priorities in organizations worldwide driven by the powerful #MeToo movement and a number of high-profile cases of harassment, discrimination and violence in certain workplaces. There’s also a growing body of research showing a more diverse and inclusive workplace, from the ground floor to the executive suite, leads to greater

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Diversity And Inclusion Evolution: The Limited Partner Perspective

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It’s been almost two years since the CVCA formed its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Since then, we’ve hosted and have engaged in numerous discussions and initiatives in the name of equality. In June, we dedicated an entire half-day of content at Invest Canada ’18 which provided meaningful actions that can be immediately implemented into our

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The Top 10 Things To Improve Your Inclusion Practice

Ahead of the TD Bank Presents: Diversity & Inclusion – Perspectives from the Private Capital Industry panel at #IC18, Dave D’Oyen, Inclusion & Innovation Builder, Shopify, shares 10 ways to improve your inclusion practice in this special contribution to CVCA Central. During my first week at Shopify, CEO Tobias Lütke gave an introductory onboarding talk

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CWPE Launches Second Cohort Of Its Mentorship Program

CWPE is committed to supporting the next generation of women leaders in the private capital industry and believe that mentorship can be an effective form of support, particularly at critical stages of career growth. The CWPE is looking for: Engaged mentee candidates who seek guidance or advice from an experienced female leader in the industry

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Canada’s Inspirational Private Capital Industry – Inspiring Fifty 2018 (Part Two)

New in Canada, Inspiring Fifty, is a partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canada, supported of the Senate of Canada which strongly promotes the advancement of diversity in the STEM fields. Both Canada and the Netherlands recognize the recruitment and retention of women and girls in these sectors will foster

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Canada’s Inspirational Private Capital Industry – Inspiring Fifty 2018 (Part One)

New in Canada, Inspiring Fifty, is a partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canada, supported of the Senate of Canada which strongly promotes the advancement of diversity in the STEM fields. Both Canada and the Netherlands recognize the recruitment and retention of women and girls in these sectors will foster

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Canada’s Industry Leaders: 11 Ways To Champion Diversity & Inclusion In 2018

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressForProgress, a call to close the gender gap. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, if we continue at the current rate of change, it will take another 200 years to achieve gender parity. From being underrepresented in organizations to facing a wage

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CVCA Embarks On VC & PE Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives In Spirit Of IWD 2018

The CVCA is organizing and involved with various industry events around the lead-up for IWD 2018. 2018’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressForProgress, a rallying call to continue the momentum and chase gender parity worldwide. In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 on March 8, Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) is

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Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders: CWPE’s New Mentorship Program

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Photo: Lisa Melchior (VERTU Capital), Sylvia Rasic (BMO), Brenda Hogan (OCGC), Natalie Townsend (Northrock Capital) and Brett Stewart (McMillan LLP) “We are focused on promoting the entry, advancement, development and retention of women in private capital” Canadian Women in Private Equity (CWPE), a committee of the CVCA, have launched a first-of-its-kind mentorship program designed to

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The Moment Behind The Movement: Jodi Kovitz & #movethedial

“I never, ever would have had the opportunity to go on that trip but for my male friend taking two minutes to move the dial for me.” The enormity and power of social movement often isn’t fully realized until we’re right in the middle of it, at its climax, or when revisiting its value in