On July 20, the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership will host its annual Ivey MBA Leadership Day – a day dedicated to the development of our students as leaders. The MBA class will have the opportunity to have a first-hand look at the development of good leadership and leader character from some of Canada’s most respected practitioners.

The day will begin with a panel of leaders representing a broad range of perspectives. The panel session, led by Ivey Professor Gerard Seijts, Executive Director of the Institute for Leadership, will focus on the learning that happens to good leaders throughout their lives. Three exceptional leaders will share the experiences and influences that enabled them to know what to do, how to act and how to lead during tumultuous and trying times. This year's guest panelists are:

Mona Malone, HBA ’94
Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of People & Culture
BMO Financial Group

Jeannine Pereira, HBA ’95
Director, Talent Development
EY Canada

Rashid Wasti, EMBA ’03
EVP & Chief Talent Officer
George Weston Limited

Keynote Address by Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards MBE shot to fame when she skippered the first all-female crew to sail around the world she and her crew raced Maiden in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. Trouncing her critics, Maiden won two legs and came second overall—the best result for a British boat since 1977 and a result that remains unbeaten. Tracy went on to skipper various all-female challenges and created the world’s first mixed gender professional racing team. In 2014, she found Maiden rotting in the Seychelles, raised the funds to buy and restore her. In November 2018, she set off with a new all-female crew on a three-year world tour, raising funds and awareness for girls’ education. The Maiden Factor Foundation works with and supports communities to enable girls education, and empowers and supports them to remain in school throughout their teenage years.

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