Zabeen Hirji: Is the future of work a workplace for everyone?

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We recently spoke with Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor at Deloitte Canada, for a video podcast featuring Ivey Academy faculty member Gerard Seijts.

In this broadcast

Gerard and Zabeen discuss the ways that "work" is changing and may have already changed. In the wake of global disruption, Canadian leaders and organizations should prepare for a future of work that is more inclusive, diverse, and accomodating.

"All of the different sectors need to come together - business, government, academia, not-for-profits; how we collaborate and elevate ourselves as a country will be the key determining factor in whether we can build a future of work - that works for all."

Ivey Business School Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership


Zabeen joined RBC in 1977, holding progressively senior roles in British Columbia and Toronto spanning Retail Banking, Operations and Credit Cards. She moved into Human Resources in 1997 and held a number of executive roles prior to being appointed CHRO in 2007.

She is an active leader in the community, serving as a member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Chair of Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and director of Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance where she chairs Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers.

Zabeen’s recent external recognition includes: Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal for advancing diversity and inclusion; Outstanding Alumni Award from Simon Fraser University for professional achievement; Catalyst Canada Honours Champion for leadership in the advancement of women and minorities; inducted into Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network; and twice named a Top 25 Woman of Influence.


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