The ELN is excited to announce the launch of Future Proof Me: The ELN Podcast! This four-part series co-hosted by 2020-2021 ELN Executive Committee member Meryam Al-Waadh and 2018-2019 ELN Executive Committee member Alyssa Lai explores how to future proof your leadership skills and prepare for times of uncertainty. The Emerging Leaders Network aims to engage people with wide-ranging and diverse perspectives. That’s why you can expect the usual and some unusual suspects at the same virtual table in this podcast. On a weekly basis leading up to ELNstudio: Future Proof Me, we will be joined by rising and established leaders from across the GTHA to discuss their leadership journeys and pressing issues facing the future of our region.
Episode One: Leadership in a Time of Crisis
This week, we will be releasing our first episode: Leadership in a Time of Crisis. Joined by our guests, Leslie Woo (CEO, CivicAction) and Mohini Datta-Ray (Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Toronto), we will tackle questions with no simple answers: What makes a great leader? What qualities should leaders embody? What are examples of strong leadership? Tune in now.
Episode Two: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Tokenism or Here to Stay?
In this episode, we dive into the conversation around D&I. Has diversity, inclusion and equity become a short-term win, or are we working towards a proactive and thoughtful approach to ensuring our leadership and our organizations represent our communities? Joining us for Episode 2 are Letecia Rose, VP of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging @ The Canadian Tire, Leo Nupolu Johnson, Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Strategy and Management @ Wentworth Strategy Group and Sara Goldvine, VP of Communications @ BC Housing. Tune in now.
Episode Three: Navigating the Unknown
Episode 3 will look into how rising leaders are navigating the unknown and charting paths where no one has gone before. Our guests for this episode include Asma Shahsamand, Head of Canada Ventures @ Accenture, Fenton Jagdeo, Co-founder of faculty and Nouhaila Chelkhaoui, Womens Founder Manager @ The DMZ and Founder of Scale Without Borders. Take a listen.
Episode Four: Accountability and Empathy in a Time of Crisis
In episode four, we will look into the value of empathy and accountability within our healthcare ecosystem and why it’s a muscle that needs to be regularly exercised. Our guests include Jennifer Bernard, President and CEO of Women’s College Hospital Foundation and Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health at City of Toronto. Listen now.
To learn more about the latest episodes of Future Proof Me: The ELN Podcast, check back on this Spotlight blog and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for reminders when the weekly episodes are released.
Disclaimer: All episodes were recorded during summer 2021 and the information shared was set within that time frame. Any views or opinions expressed in this episode are those of the hosts’ and guests’ only and do not represent the organizations that the individuals come from.