Alumni Engagement

Free virtual event: Challenging Workplace Norms for Better Roles and Opportunities

February 17, 2021

You’re invited! Ten Thousand Coffees is hosting a panel discussion on March 5, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. CST to celebrate International Women’s Day.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #ChoosetoChallenge. Ten Thousand Coffees is on board, choosing to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity in industry, while choosing to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can help create an inclusive world and workplace.

From challenge comes change. Ten Thousand Coffees invites us all choose to challenge our workplace norms and build an environment where women can thrive. Join students and alumni across the country to hear from speakers who have already chosen to challenge the world around them.

This event brings together an illustrious group of women from major brands like RBC, adidas, and IBM to share how they #ChooseToChallenge and how everyone who joins the webinar can do the same. The event is free and open to all Red River College students and alumni. Whether you’re already a member of the Red River College Café or new to our mentoring and networking platform, you’re invited to listen in as these experts discuss how women – and everyone – can thrive in the workplace.

Why join?

  • You’ll learn about the role of gender (and race, where applicable) in career growth through networking and mentorship
  • You’ll have the opportunity to ask panelists your burning questions in a Q&A
  • You’ll be able to network with hundreds of students and alumni from across Canada

Don’t miss this exciting panel discussion hosted by Ten Thousand Coffees.


Panelists include:

Bridget King, Talent Acquisition Manager, Early Professional Hiring (IBM)
Vicki Ng, Senior Manager, North America Future Talent Acquisition (adidas)
Kelly Pereira, Senior Vice President, Talent Strategy & Solutions (RBC)
Elaine Rocha, Chief of Staff to President (AIG)

Wahab Owolabi, Diversity Business Partner (Facebook)

For more mentoring and networking opportunities, join the Red River College Café, powered by Ten Thousand Coffees.