Toronto Guelph Sudbury 04.14.21 VIRTUAL Disrupting Diversity and Inclusion l A Science Based Approach

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Starts:04/14/2021 12:00 PM

Ends:04/14/2021 1:30 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1 CPD Hour(s)



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Toronto Guelph Sudbury 04.14.21 VIRTUAL Disrupting Diversity and Inclusion l A Science Based Approach

Despite good intentions and stated commitment, the representation of women and diverse leaders has not progressed as far as we had hoped. We need a new approach – one that goes beyond trying to change mindsets, building awareness and implementing programs with little result.

Join The Jasmar Group, a behavioural change consultancy, to explore how behavioural science and human-centred design pave a faster way towards inclusion and belonging. Some questions we will answer include:

  • What is behavioural science and how can we use it to drive inclusion, for everyone?
  • How can a small-wins approach bridge differences and produce large, measurable cultural change?
  • How can we design recruitment and talent processes to interrupt bias for more objective people decisions?


  • Participants will learn a new approach to make faster progress towards diverse and inclusive workplaces
  • Participants will understand how to interrupt bias in talent processes
  • Participants will build an understanding of how evidence and science can be applied to build inclusion in the workplace


12:00 pm Welcome and Speaker Introduction
12:05 pm Speaker Presentation
1:15 pm Q&A

Speaker bio(s)
Sylvia Apostolidis

Sylvia Apostolidis is the President at The Jasmar Group, a behaviour change consultancy helping companies build team belonging, culture, and performance. Sylvia founded The Jasmar Group in response to organizations frustrated with the glacial rate of change in advancing workplace diversity and inclusion. Committed to finding real solutions to a complex issue, her company draws on insights from behavioural economics, neuroscience and design thinking to develop solutions with lasting impact. Sylvia is a respected expert on diversity, inclusion and women’s leadership. Since 2005, she has been advising leading companies across Canada to build equitable workplaces, including ten years as a senior consultant with Catalyst. She holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a Master of Science (Sociology) from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.