Glain (pronounced ‘Gline’ like ‘shine’) Roberts-McCabe is the founder and President of The Roundtable, a company that helps leaders navigate change, disruption and growth by building the mindsets and behaviours that matter. The Roundtable is best known for their award-winning group and peer-based coaching and mentoring programs that accelerate change initiatives at individual, team and organizational levels. The Roundtable was awarded a Gold Award by the Canadian Awards for Training Excellence in partnership with PepsiCo Foods Canada for their Roundtable for Leaders peer coaching and mentoring program and has been named Best External Consulting Advisory in Canada at the Canadian HR Awards. In 2018, Glain was awarded one of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurs of the Year. Glain is the author of the Amazon best-selling book ‘The Grassroots Leadership Revolution’ and believes that leadership is a privilege. Her personal mission is to inspire ambitious leaders to connect to their bigger purpose and passion so that they can lead with intention and leave a legacy that feels good.
Trevor Wilson is the creator of Human Equity™ and founder and
President of TWI Inc., a leading firm in the field of diversity, inclusion
and Human Equity. Over the past three decades, Trevor and his
team have helped guide some of the most progressive global
employers, including Coca-Cola, EY, Shell, Home Depot, BNP Paribas
and Vectren, along the firm’s industry standard measurement tool—the
Equity Continuum. Part-entrepreneur, part-visionary, Trevor is
regularly invited to participate in think-tanks and conferences,
speaking to over 10,000 people each year, and is often profiled in the
media. He is the author of two groundbreaking books. Diversity at
Work: The Business Case for Equity continues to be a resource for
diversity leaders 17 years since its publication. His newest work, The
Human Equity Advantage, Beyond Diversity to Talent
Optimization recognizes the growing sense of ‘diversity fatigue’
amongst organizations and puts forth a bold new management model,
human equity, that promotes talent differentiation from a positive
psychology perspective which helps to significantly improve employee
Ashleigh Weeden is an award-winning rural innovator who splits her time between Ontario’s Bruce and Wellington Counties. A long-time advocate for community engagement, open government, and meaningful applied technological innovation, Ashleigh’s work leading Grey County’s Connected County Initiative directly contributed to the County receiving recognition as one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2017 by the Intelligent Community Forum and the top achiever in its population category in the 2018 ‘By the Numbers’ report from the ICF.
Ashleigh is currently completing her PhD in Rural Studies at the University of Guelph. Her research interests include rural innovation, community capacity building, and future-oriented public policy. Her work is fundamentally concerned with the way people, place, and power dynamics play out in rural communities. From broadband infrastructure to economic development, public sector renewal to people-based leadership, Ashleigh’s advocacy for thoughtful, evidence-informed approaches to building resiliency while facing multiple uncertain futures can be read in publications like The Conversation, IRPP Policy Options, the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, The Torontoist, Canadian Government Executive, and Municipal World. She has also provided expert commentary on issues in contemporary rural development to outlets like Buzzfeed News, the CBC, the Philanthropist, the Ryerson Review of Journalism, and many other media outlets across print, radio, television, and podcasting. You can learn more about Ashleigh’s doctoral research and her work as a part of the research team under the Libro Professor in Regional Economic Development at www.ruraldev.ca
Amber Mac is a world renowned expert on all things marketing, technology, innovation, and transformation. Her popular Twitter feed boasts more than 120,000 followers from around the world, each eager to consume her hard-won insights on the next generation of business and consumer technology. Whether it be enhancing customer experience, understanding how to leverage AI, or building an unforgettable brand from scratch—as she’s done—Mac empowers leaders and organizations to take advantage of the digital revolution. Now the co-host of Marketing Disrupted—the Accenture-produced series that debuted as the #1 business podcast in the country—Mac explores how CMOs can adapt to the changing landscape and incoming hurdles that digital disruption will bring. And in the top-rated (and award-winning) podcast The AI Effect, Mac speaks to high-profile guests about the challenges and benefits of AI adoption in Canada, alongside Accenture’s Jodie Wallis. She also remains a regular business host and expert for Fast Company,CNN, Bloomberg TV, CBS, BNN, and The Marilyn Denis Show.
Mac is the bestselling author of Power Friending and Outsmarting Your Kids Online. She has delivered keynotes at more than 300 events around the world and moderated sessions with notable leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, former FBI Director James Comey, and famed astronaut Chris Hadfield. Her digital agency AmberMac Media, which has worked with leading organizations from Microsoft to GE, recently teamed up with PayPal, Facebook, and the BDC to produce Her Turn: an online business competition for women entrepreneurs. “As a small business owner, I’m thrilled to promote women across this country who are launching and running companies that need help,” explains Mac, who also hosts the program.
Previously, Mac worked as a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company. After four years in the technology trenches, she joined Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals.