Woman Warrior: How One Woman Faced Workplace Sexual Harassment…and Won!

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Price: CA$15.00

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Harassment…it can happen to the strongest, most confident, most successful amongst us. It does not discriminate and it can devastate...lives, relationships, confidences and careers. But, if we have the courage of a warrior to stand up to those predators and the systems that protect them, it can also teach us incredible life lessons…like the importance of speaking our truth, upholding a moral code, prioritizing self care, and the importance of shining our light wherever we go. Come be inspired by one warrior’s story.

Gina Smith is the Executive Director, IT-Enabled Project Review and Oversight Division, Chief Information Officer Branch (CIOB) at the Treasury Board Secretariat where she is responsible for monitoring and reporting to Treasury Board Ministers on a portfolio of the largest, most complex IT-enabled projects underway in the Government of Canada (global value approximately $5B). In 2008, she set the vision and created the CIOB IT-enabled Project Oversight Program and directed its operation until 2013 including implementing the highly successful Independent Review Program and leading government-wide community enablement and engagement activities to advance IT-enabled project and portfolio planning, management, and governance practices across the GC. She was brought back to the role in April 2017 to bolster the Program and align it to our rapidly evolving digital environment. In between, Gina was Chief Operating Officer of the Institute on Governance and prior to that a senior executive at Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Gina has a long, successful history of leading complex business transformations in both the public and private sectors, and establishing investment management and project/portfolio management, governance and oversight programs at the project, departmental and government-wide levels for which she is internationally recognized. Coupled with extensive experience in strategic planning, organizational development, management oversight, and service management, she has a history of demonstrated successes in building, managing, and revitalizing organizations within complex, large-scale, results-oriented environments with a focus on client/citizen outcomes. Gina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University.

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