Burning Issues in IB Webinar: Women’s Empowerment

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Date & Time: 14 October, 12pm EDT (View Local Time)

Host: AIB Canada Chapter

Registration Deadline: 13 October, 2022

Event Recording Access: Current AIB members will be able to access a recording of this event in the “AIB Video Archive” section of our login portal. New webinar recordings are typically posted within five business days of the original event date.

Overview: The Burning Issues in IB Webinar Series is intended to provide thought-provoking discussions for university professors, managers, researchers, and policy-makers on issues of vital interest to Canadians. It is organized by the AIB Canada Chapter and is sponsored by the Academy of International Business, the leading association of scholars in the field of international management and international business policy. AIB is dedicated to nurturing and empowering a global community of scholars focused on creating, advancing, and disseminating knowledge in international business research, education, policy, and practice.


Tanya van Biesen, Managing Partner, Board & CEO Succession Practice Canada, Korn Ferry
Ms. van Biesen is a recognized and accomplished executive and leadership advisor with over 20 years of experience in the executive search sector, focused on assignments at the board, CEO and general management levels.  She was also an early contributor to the buildout of the diversity, equity and inclusion practice at another leading global search and advisory firm.

Humberto Carolo,
Executive Director, White Ribbon

​Humberto is the Executive Director at White Ribbon. He is a gender-based violence prevention specialist with 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector with expertise in gender equality, human rights, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ2+ advocacy, community development and multi-sectoral partnerships.

Shengwen Li,
PhD Candidate, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

Shengwen’s emerging resesearch interests center on gender equality and female workers inclusion in formal empoyment in developing countries, such as African countries.

Erin Tansey,
Director of Sustainable Inclusive Economies, International Development Research Centre
Erin has over 20 years of experience in international development and humanitarian sectors within Canadian and international non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and bilateral development programs. She worked with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) in Malawi, CARE Canada in Bosnia Herzegovina, the Unites Nations Refugee Agency in Thailand, Algeria and Ghana, the United Nations World Food Programme in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa and with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Pretoria, South Africa.  Erin has worked on various applied research projects and was the coordinator of research for the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa, generating new evidence and thought leadership in applied policy in this field.