Don’t Just be a Leader, Become a Global Inspiration; Almas Jiwani delivers a Riveting keynote address at Ryerson University

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Almas Jiwani, President of Emeritus UN Women National Committee Canada & CEO of Almas Jiwani Foundation addressed the Ryerson University’s Women in Information Technology Management's (WITM) Emerging Leaders Project on the 15th of January 2019. During her address, Ms Jiwani spoke about how the technology has played a key role in the last 2 decades and will continue to do so in the years to come.

“We have come a long way with technology and it has changed our world. It has not only changed the way we work, live and conduct business but has also helped create a bridge that connects us to millions across the globe. The age of Social Media has made it possible for today’s leaders to create a bigger impact and has empowered them with the ability to reach out to people in different and remote parts of the world and be an inspiration to them to learn, dream bigger and achieve more,” said Almas Jiwani.

The Emerging Leaders Project is essentially a career fair designed to connect students studying Business Technology Management (BTM) to industry professionals across varying fields. The hiring period is at its apex during the winter season and the Project can further support students to acquire internship positions and co-op placements.

“On behalf of the Women in Information Technology Management (WITM) at Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, we are delighted to invite Ms. Almas Jiwani as our keynote speaker for the Emerging Leaders Project (ELP) 2019. It is our honour to have the internationally acclaimed and influential speaker share her experiences and insights from her career dedicated to global female empowerment. She is an exemplary inspiration for the leaders of tomorrow attending ELP!” said Saba Cheema, President of WITM 18/19.

“Today there is almost no limit to the potential of a leader and it is imperative that the leaders understand their roles and responsibilities and work towards empowering the generations to come with ideas, thoughts and actions that will shape the future of our generations. We need more and more leaders and we should ensure that we create an ecosystem to nurture the emerging leaders and eliminate the gender disparity. Women leaders are making massive contributions to economies, whether in government, businesses, as entrepreneurs or employees. A part of the strategy to create a conducive ecosystem for emerging leaders would be to close the gender gap to create more sustainable and inclusive economies and societies. And one of the major challenges in doing so is to identify the emerging leaders and entrusting them with responsibilities and investing in their development,” add Almas Jiwani.

About Almas Jiwani Foundation
The vision of The Almas Jiwani Foundation is to empower women, girls and marginalized communities through focused projects that directly address disparities in equality, education, entrepreneurship and energy rights. The Foundation aims to bridge inequalities through the fostering of relationships among the various actors and stakeholders in global issues, and provide a platform for discourse and action.

Ted Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University has been granting undergraduate management degrees since 1971. It is now the largest of the six schools comprising the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and the largest single school in the university. Each School within TRSM has its own unique identity and curriculum that blends theory and practice, producing graduates who are ready to take on the challenges of today's workforce. 

Contact information

Almas Jiwani Foundation
Danish Shaikh
Communications and International Development

Women in Information Technology Management
Saba Cheema