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IDEAS October 5 Kingston ON Community Event : Speaker bios


Chantal Fraser


Through her company, Empowered Path Inc. Chantal Fraser acts as a Thought Partner, to help people learn how to find or create their ideal jobs.  Chantal also helps employers learn how to create more Inclusive Diverse Equitable Accessible Learning (IDEAL) workplaces.

Chantal offers a variety of services including: delivering accessible online career programs, providing business growth coaching through the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, and delivering Indigenous Inclusion sessions to Canadian employers from Coast to Coast to Coast, with strategic partners Indigenous Link. Chantal is Métis and a military veteran.

Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Chantal Fraser, holds an MBA from the Royal Military College of Canada and is a recipient of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) Honourary Life Award.  

To learn more about Chantal, click here


Sunita Gupta,

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Consultant



As an EDI consultant, Sunita identifies  barriers to inclusion in the workplace and helps organizations move forward with a planful approach to drive measurable change in employee engagement, performance and retention enhancing the organizational culture.

Sunita has been an active member in the Kingston community for the past twenty-five years. She is  involved as a volunteer on several boards and committees, currently as a Board Director for the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Sub-Committee Member for the Mayor’s Kingston Economic Recovery Team and other Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committees.

Sunita was the Past President of the India-Canada Association of Kingston and past Board Director for the Tett Centre. She holds a certificate in Leadership and Inclusion from Centennial College and a certificate in Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues: Immigration and Integration from St. Paul’s and Ottawa Universities. Sunita is the co-founder of I2C Immigration Consulting.

To learn more about Sunita click here 

Kerry Ramsay


Kerry Ramsay is a passionate champion of women entrepreneurs. As the Project Manager for the WE-CAN Project led by Queen’s University, she works closely with hundreds of women across the Kingston region to help them launch and grow their businesses.

A business owner herself, Kerry is a Story Coach and founder of PowerHER Platform, a company that helps women build authentic story brands for influence and impact. Her popular Power Your Platform podcast has been ranked in the Top 10 Marketing Podcasts in Canada.

Kerry’s experience as a leader, speaker and professional communicator have led her to develop strong relationships with her clients, and to build a thriving community of women entrepreneurs who are making a real impact.

She is passionate about leveling the playing field and helping women from underrepresented groups to step into leadership positions within their business community.

To learn more about PowerHER Platform or the WE-CAN Project click on the links below.

PowerHER Platform 

WE-CAN Project 

V. Ophelia Rigault


Ophelia is passionate about working alongside resilient and authentic leaders to create equitable and inclusive work cultures through speaking, training, community building and media appearances.

She knows what it feels like to be excluded and left out due to my gender and race. That is why, inclusion, diversity, equity, and access are at the heart of my focus.

With 20+ years of experience as a business consultant, entrepreneur, educator, and mindset coach, she has a successful track record of engaging people from diverse backgrounds and sectors.

She specializes in facilitating important and uncomfortable conversations about race, gender, privilege, mental health awareness and equity. Ophelia does this through her TV show, podcast and various  speaking engagements.

In our post-pandemic era, HR managers, business owners and community leaders need to increase their resiliency literacy skills and find ways to create workplaces and communities that offer sustainable and equitable solutions. Ophelia approaches her work from a place of empathy, compassion and encouragement.

To learn more about Ophelia click here





Community Building Events

IDEAS for Gender Equality Community Building Events


Miss the 1st IDEAS4GE Community Building Event? - Recordings & Resources Now Available

If you missed the event or want to refresh your experience enjoy the recordings and resources posted below.

Also, the What Works Toolkit has gone live so you can now explore the  50 – 30  Challenge What Works Tool Kit from the IDEAS4GE lens. Click on the active links in the resource below to see how to promote Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in your workplace and daily interactions. This updated resource was developed in collaboration with the IDEAS4GE, 50 – 30 Challenge, and KPMG Teams.  


IDEAS Event Presentations/Resources - WWTK Event Resource Updated with Live Links 

 IDEAS4GE & What Works Toolkit Handout with active links-English


If your organization has not already officially joined the 50 – 30 Challenge we invite you to
Recordings from the 1st IDEAS4GE Community Building Event
 August 12, 2022:
  • IDEAS4GE Event Opening Remarks   
  • IDEAS Event Panel Discussion - Multi-Stakeholders in Action 
  • IDEAS Event What Works Toolkit Debute - KPMG & 50 - 30 Challenge ISED/ISDE Team
  • IDEAS Event Innovative Solution-building Challenge - WEKH-Diversity Institute 
  • Invitation to IDEAS4GE Collaborative Solution-Building Online Community & Workspace
  • IDEAS After-Event Testimonials:  More testimonials are welcome...
    • Attendees are invited to send their own testimonial video or quote to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Who Participated - Event Diversity Stats

To see the details of participants in the August 12 event, click here

Check out the Photos in the Event Gallery 

Solution-Builders in Action
Participants from the 1st IDEAS4 Gender Equality Event expressing an interest in becoming Solution-Builders have held their first official Solution-Building kick-off and Meet & Greet.
To learn more about what the Solution-bulders are up to and/or how you can help to put the IDEAS generated at the 1st Event into Action,  Check out the Collaborative Solution-building Introductory page. 

JOIN US for the 1st IDEAS4GenderEquality Community-Building Event

When: Friday, August 12, 2022, from 1:00 -4:30 pm EDT

Where: Live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  @ Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square

             ONLINE Virtually everywhere!

Registration closed! 



Program at a Glance

 Aug 12 program at a glance en

 French Program


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 For more information on the speakers' bio in English, click here

 Pour plus d'informations sur la bio des conférenciers en français, cliquez ici


 Meet our sponsors for the August 12 Event

 Rencontrez nos sponsors pour l'événement du 12 août

French InfoGraphic 


English IDEAS Combuilding Infographic Finalen

To Register and learn more: Registration Closed - Keep watch for future events.



August 12 Event: Speaker bios in English and French




Biographie des conférenciers


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