Back to Toronto!

The Corporate State summit will be back in Toronto on May 11, 2016!
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First produced in 2004, for ten knockout years The Corporate State  brought together top women leaders from across Canada and the US for a “Davos for Women Only” day of exchange and debate with their C-level peers. Here are just a few of those outstanding women. And now we’re coming back for an all-new summit in 2016!


Highlights from previous Toronto summits:

2013 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
The “Organic” Executive
Retail Will Never Be the Same Again!
Re-Inventing Social Conscience
Fab Labs (Or: How to make just about anything on your 3D printer)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sherry Cooper, “The Megawatt Economist” & Chief Economist, Sherry Cooper Associates
Alyson Hewitt, Senior Fellow, Social Innovation, MaRS Discovery District
MODERATORS: Judy Brooks, Speaker & Entrepreneurship Advisor Elena Cherney, Managing Editor, The Globe and Mail  Amy Dorn Kopelan, President, Bedlam Productions Inc.  Beth Wilson, Toronto Managing Partner & Canadian Managing Partner, Community Leadership, KPMG  PANELISTS:  Evelyn Bailey-Semeniuk, Vice President, Software, IBM Canada Ltd.  Lisa Borden, Founder, Borden Communications + Design  Elise Herzig, Former President & CEO, Ontario Energy Association   Danielle Ferron, Partner & Co-Chair, Litigation Group, Langlois Kronström Desjardins  Valerie Fox, Executive Director, Ryerson Digital Media Zone  Alison Gordon, Founder, Rethink Breast Cancer  Kimberly Grabel, SVP Marketing & Customer Experience, Holt Renfrew  Petra Kassun-Mutch, Executive Director, Imagination Catalyst, OCAD University  Jan Kestle, Founder & President, Environics Analytics  Sasha Krstic, SVP & Group Head, Global Products & Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide  Dee-Ann Lama, Vice President, Marketing, Xerox Canada  Alison Milward, Independent Film Producer  Karen A. Morris, Innovation Expert  Mary Prefontaine, President & CEO, ICAN – Institute for Career Advancement Needs  Gillian Riley, Senior Vice President, Canadian Commercial Banking, Scotiabank  Shirlee Sharkey, President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth Health Care   Susanne Svizeny, EVP, Wells Fargo Bank  Joanna Track, Founder, eLuxe  Susan Wortzman, Founder, Wortzman Nickle

2012 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
Auction Economy
The Mystery of Motivation
Venting Renaissance
Sensitivity Training: Protocols for the Future

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sherry Cooper,  EVP & Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group
Betty K. DeVita, President, MasterCard Canada
MODERATORS:  Evelyn Bailey-Semeniuk, Vice President, General Business, IBM Canada Ltd.  Elizabeth (Liz) Hamilton, Principal, elizabethhPR, Former AVP, Communications , Canadian Tire Corporation  Mary Prefontaine, President & CEO, ICAN – Institute for Career Advancement Needs   Beth Wilson, Toronto Managing Partner & Canadian Managing Partner, Community Leadership, KPMG LLP  PANELISTS: Dr. Sherry Cooper, EVP & Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group  Danielle Ferron, Partner & Co-Chair, Litigation Group, Langlois Kronström Desjardins  Donna Fish, M.S., L.C.S.W, Author & Clinical Social Worker, Former Adjunct Faculty Member, Columbia University School of Social Work  Jane Francisco, Editor-In-Chief, Chatelaine Magazine  Heather Fraser, Director, DesignWorks & Rotman Design Initiative, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto  Michelle Jordan, Principal, Jordan LLC, Strategic Communications  Jan Kestle, Founder & President, Environics Analytics  Lynne Kilpatrick, SVP Enterprise Customer Experience, BMO Financial Group  Lisa Kramer, Associate Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Department of Management, UT Mississauga  Dee-Ann Lama, Vice President and General Manager, Eastern Sales Operations, Xerox Canada Limited  Sidneyeve Matrix, Assistant Professor, Media Studies & Queen’s National Scholar, Queen’s University  Karen A. Morris, Innovation Consultant  Lynn Roger, SVP Talent Strategies & Executive Resourcing, BMO Financial Group  Allison Sekuler, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB), Associate Vice-President and Dean (Graduate Studies), McMaster University  Shirlee Sharkey, President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth Health Care  Gerri Sinclair, Principal, The Gerri Sinclair Group  Donna Sturgess, Founding Partner & President , Buyology Inc.  Joanna Track, Founder & CEO, eLuxe  Neville Wilson, Principal & Vice President, Business Development, Knightsbridge

2011 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
Canada: The Next Migration Magnet
Meaning: A New Emerging Ethic
The Enhanced Professional
Social Media and Digital Marketing Hungry!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Bonnie Brooks, President & CEO, the Bay, Hudson’a Bay Company
Dr. Sherry Cooper,  EVP & Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group
MODERATORS:  Madeleine Chenette, Senior Partner and Chair, SECOR Consulting  Ellen DiVerniero, Managing Director, The Capstone Partnership  Kim Parlee, Host, Business Day, BNN – Business News Network  Mary Prefontaine, President & CEO, ICAN – Institute for Career Advancement Needs  PANELISTS:  Evelyn Bailey-Semeniuk, Vice President – General Business , IBM Canada Ltd.  Dr. Sherry Cooper,  EVP & Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group  Ellen Desmarais, Executive Director, Strategy, Dow Jones & Company  Janet Ecker, President, Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA)  Susan Gorbet, Creative Technology Strategist & Designer, Gorbet Design Inc.  Gillian Hawker, MD, MSC, Physician in Chief, Department of Medicine, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto  Elise Herzig, President & CEO, Ontario Energy Association  Janet Holder, Executive Vice President, Western Access, Enbridge Inc.  Anne-Marie Hubert, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP  Dee-Ann Lama, Vice President and General Manager, Eastern Sales Operations, Xerox Canada Limited   Sidneyeve Matrix, Assistant Professor, Media Studies, Queen’s University  Morra Aarons Mele, Founder, Women Online  Karen A. Morris, Innovation Consultant, & Former Chief Innovation Officer, CHARTIS  Chelsea Newton, Director, Talent Strategies, Mosaic Sales Solutions  Erin Satterthwaite, Director, Communications & Community Investment, Vale  Francine Therrien, President & Founder, Mento  Shannon L. Valliant, Vice President, Financial Operations , Rogers Media Inc.  Beth Wilson, Toronto Managing Partner & Canadian Managing Partner, Community Leadership, KPMG LLP   M. Christine Young, MD FRCS(C)(F) , Orthopaedic Surgeon  Dr. Catherine Zahn, President & CEO, CAMH

2010 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
Future-casting!
The DNA of Succession Planning
It’s Raining Men Girls, Hallelujah!
Energy as the Source

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sherry Cooper,  EVP & Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group
Rha Goddess, President/CEO,Move The Crowd, LLC
MODERATORS:  Madeleine Chenette, Partner and Chair, SECOR Consulting  Mary Filippelli, National Regulatory, Risk and Compliance Partner & National Banking Co-Lead, KPMG  Pamela Ritchie, Co-Host; Market Morning, Trading Day, BNN  Denise Tobin, Senior Partner, The Caldwell Partners International  PANELISTS:  Evelyn Bailey-Semeniuk, Client Director, BCE Companies, IBM Canada Ltd.  Wanda Bedard, Founder & President, 60 Million Girls Foundation  Sheri Boyd, Chief Catalyst & Ecosystem Builder, Executive Director, CleanCatalyst  Dr. Sherry Cooper, Executive Vice President & Global Economic Strategist, BMO Financial Group  Susan Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Exploration, Noble Energy & Chair, Offshore Technology Conference  Ellen DiVerniero, Managing Director, The Capstone Partnership  Delaine Hampton, Former Director, Consumer and Market Knowledge, Procter & Gamble & Executive in Residence, Rotman School of Management  Elise Herzig, President & CEO, Ontario Energy Association  C. Robin Howlings, President & CEO, Danamark Watercare  Anne-Marie Hubert, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP  Catherine Hughes, Vice President, Operational Services, Technology and Human Resources, Nexen Inc.  Lisa Hunt, Global Event Manager, Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals  Lisa Martin, CEO, Lisa Martin International  Rosemary A. McCarney, President & CEO, Plan International Canada Inc.  Kathryn McQuade, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Pacific  Sandra Osmond, MBA, FCIP, Vice President, Partner, HKMB Hub International/HUB International Ontario Ltd.  Helen Polatajko, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, CIBC Mellon  Mary Prefontaine, Executive Director, Institue for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN), Inc.  Kendra Reddy, Managing Director, Blueprint Strategies  Andrea J. Simon, PhD, President, Simon Associates Management Consultants  To Anh Tran, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation & Technology, DundeeWealth Inc.  Shannon L. Valliant, Vice President, Financial Operations, Rogers Media Inc.  Colleen Spring Zimmerman, Partner, Fogler Rubinoff LLP

2009 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
A New Financial Order
Green Space vs. Closet Space
Leadership: Brain Research or Bias?
Emerging Leaders Town Hall

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sherry Cooper,  EVP & Global Economic Strategist, BMO Financial Group
Dr. Dee Daniels, International Jazz Voclist
MODERATORS: Madeleine Chenette, Partner and Chair, SECOR Consulting  Cathryn Cronin Cranston, Founder, Cathryn Cranston Consulting  Sara Onyschuk, Former Director Marketing, Xerox Global Services, XEROX Canada  Denise Tobin, Senior Partner, The Caldwell Partners International  PANELISTS: Dana Ades-Landy, Senior Vice President (SVP) National Accounts, Laurentian Bank of Canada  Evelyn Bailey-Semeniuk, Client Director, BCE Companies, IBM Canada Ltd.  Suzanne Blanchet, President & CEO , Cascades Tissue Group  Ashley Caldwell, Client Manager – Financial Services , IBM Canada LTD.  Susan Clarke, Partner, National Director of Professional Development, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP  Dr. Sherry Cooper,  EVP & Global Economic Strategist, BMO Financial Group  Louise Davey, Chief Operations Officer, RSM Richter Chamberland  Susan Domenici, Vice President, Business Solutions, agilIT Inc.  Judith E. Glaser, CEO, Benchmark Communications & Founder, Creating WE Institute  Lisa Hunt, Global Event Manager, Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals  Dee-Ann Lama, General Manager, Banking and Financial Services, Xerox Global Services, Xerox Canada Ltd.  Mary Jean O’Donnell, President, MJ Waste Solutions  Mary O’Hara, Senior Vice President, Organization Development, TD Bank Financial Group   Sandra Osmond, MBA, FCIP, Vice President, Partner, HKMB Hub International/HUB International Ontario Ltd.  Caroline Papadatos,  Senior Vice President, Customer & Corporate Marketing, Rogers Communications Inc.  Mary Prefontaine, Executive Director, Institue for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN), Inc.  Erin Satterthwaite, Director, Community Investment, Vale  Jennifer Taylor, District Vice President, Western Ontario Waters, TD Canada Trust  To Anh Tran, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation & Technology, DundeeWealth Inc.  Laura M. Wallace, Managing Director, Coleford Investment Management Ltd.  Margaret Wente, Columnist, The Globe and Mail

2008 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
The Future of Jobs
It’s Risky Business
Marketing to the ADD generation
Stressed for Success

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sherry Cooper,  EVP, BMO Financial Group & Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets
Tamara Erickson, Executive Vice President, nGenera
MODERATORS: Sylvia Chrominska, EVP, Human Resources and Public, Corporate & Government Affairs, Scotiabank  Michelle Jordan, Principal, Jordan LLC, Strategic Communications  Heather Ross, Senior Vice President & CIO, TD Bank Financial Group  Denise Tobin-McCarthy, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International  PANELISTS:  Evelyn Bailey-Semeniuk, Client Director, BCE Companies, IBM Canada Ltd.  Sheri Boyd, Director, Canadian Corporate Sales, Maui Jim Sunglasses    Dr. Sherry Cooper, Executive Vice President, BMO Financial Group, Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets  Rosemary Davies-Janes, CEO, Miboso inc.  Kirsty Duncan, PhD, Adjunct Professor , University of Toronto, & Author, Hunting the 1918 Flu  Anne Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Cineplex Entertainment Limited Partnership  Susan Gordon, Vice President, National/Regional Marketing, Rogers Wireless Partnership  Wendy Hayes, Managing Director (Retired), Apple Canada  Amy Dorn Kopelan, President, Bedlam Entertainment Inc.  Donna McNicol, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Strategic Support,  TELUS Consumer Solutions  Joanne Schram Mealia, Financial Services Sector Growth Executive, IBM Global Technology Services, IBM Canada Ltd.  Karen Morris, Chief Innovation Officer, AIU Innovation Practice, American International Underwriters (AIG)  Kathleen O’Neill, Corporate Director & Chartered Accountant, and Former Executive Vice President, Bank of Montreal  Sara Onyschuk, Regional Director Sales Operations, Xerox Global Services, XEROX Canada  Mary Prefontaine, Executive Director, ICAN, Inc.  Lindsey Pollak, Generation Y Expert & Author, Getting From College to Career  Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director, Centre for Digital Media @ The Great Northern Way Campus  Jennifer M. Sloan, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, VALE Inco Limited,  Tiffany Tomasso, COO, Sunrise Senior Living  To Anh Tran, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation & Technology, Dundee Wealth Inc.  Margaret Wente, Columnist, The Globe and Mail

2007 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
Changing the Face of Middle Class
The “X” Leadership Factor
A Society Addicted
Thirsty for Intimacy

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Sherry Cooper,  
EVP, BMO Financial Group & Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets & BMO Nesbitt Burns
Kirsty Duncan, PhD, Adjunct Professor , University of Toronto, & Author, Hunting the 1918 Flu
MODERATORS: Amy Dorn Kopelan, President, Bedlam Entertainment Inc.  Deanna Rosenswig, Founding President & CEO, The MasterCard Foundation  Heather Ross, Senior Vice President & CIO, TD Bank Financial Group  Denise Tobin-McCarthy, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International  PANELISTS: Dr. Sherry Cooper, Executive Vice President, BMO Financial Group, Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets  Bonnie DuPont, Group Vice President, Corporate Resources, Enbridge Inc.  Tamara Erickson, President, The Concours Institute, a member of BSG Alliance   Anne Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Cineplex Entertainment Limited Partnership  Charyl Galpin, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Private Client Division, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.  Cindy Gorelle,  Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Symcor Inc.  Moya Greene, President & CEO, Canada Post  Lesley Gregory, President, The Corporation for International Settlements  Julie Lee Harrs, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Sherritt International  Marilyn Herie, PhD, RSW, Project Director, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) & Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto  Joanne Schram Mealia, Senior Unit Executive, Financial Services, IBM Global Technology, IBM Canada Ltd.  Karen Prentice, Q. C., Commission Member, Alberta Securities Commission  Carol Ring, Regional President, Greater Toronto Area, Rogers Cable Communications Inc.  Bonnie St. John, President & CEO, Courageous Spirit  Linda Stone, Writer, Consultant & Professional Pollinator  Miriam Tuerk, President & CEO, Infobright Inc.  Margaret Wente, Columnist, The Globe and Mail   Janet Yale, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, TELUS

2006 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
Digital Delivery
Who’s In the Driver’s Seat?
A Socially Conscious World
Chasing the Baby Boom

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sherry Cooper, EVP, BMO Financial Group & Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets
Lynda Reeves, President, House & Home Media
MODERATORS:   Amy Dorn Kopelan, President, Bedlam Entertainment Inc.  Denise Tobin-McCarthy, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International    Margaret Wente, Columnist, The Globe and Mail  Alison J. Youngman, Senior Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP  PANELISTS:  Nancy Adler, Professor, International Management, McGill University  Marty Avery, Chief Catalyst, What If? Growth Strategists  Christiane Bergevin, President, SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc.  Sylvia Chrominska, EVP, Human Resources and Public, Corporate & Government Affairs, Scotiabank  Dr. Sherry Cooper, Executive Vice President, Global Economic Strategist, BMO Financial Group
Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets & BMO Nesbitt Burns  Dianne Cunningham, Director, Lawrence National Centre For Policy & Management, The Richard Ivey School of Business  Pamela Hawley, Founder & CEO, UniversalGiving  Linda Hohol, President, TSX Venture Exchange  Robin Howlings, President, Danamark WaterCare  Jane Hyun, Principal, Crossroads Associates and Author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians  Meera Kanhouwa, MD, MHA, FACEP, Executive Director, Worldwide Public Sector Healthcare Strategy, Microsoft Corporation  Eva Lee Kwok, CEO & Chair, Amara International Investment Corp  Rebecca McKinnon, President & CEO, Timothy’s Coffees of the World  Joanne Schram Mealia, Senior Unit Executive, Financial Services, IBM Global Technology, IBM Canada Ltd.  Sarah Raiss, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, TransCanada Corporation  Carol Ring
Regional President, Greater Toronto Area, Rogers Cable Communications, Inc.  Tiffany Tomasso, COO, Sunrise Senior Living  Trish Wheaton, President, Wunderman, Canada  Sharon P. Whiteley, CEO, ThirdAge Inc.  Phyllis Yaffe, CEO, Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.

2005 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
Swing Shift
The China Syndrome
Extreme Makeover: Can We Reinvent Healthcare?
Power Lines

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sherry Cooper,  
EVP, BMO Financial Group, Chief Economist, BMO Nesbitt Burns & Global Economic Strategist, Harris Bank
Dr. Una E. Ryan, O.B.E., President & CEO, Avant Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

2004 SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
The Age of Reason
CEO, Interrupted
One Mad Cow
The Politics of Exclusion: Women and Human Rights

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sherry Cooper,  
EVP, BMO Financial Group, Chief Economist, BMO Nesbitt Burns & Global Economic Strategist, Harris Bank
Joanne Olsen, General Manager, IBM Global Services, Canada

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