Leadership Series 4.0: Women in Supply Chain

Mar 30, 2023



9:30 AM


The Canadian supply chain landscape has transformed in many ways in the last few years. One of the transformations has been around women attaining decision making roles within their organizations. The pandemic itself has brought supply chain as a profession to the forefront, which in turn entails a future where more women will find themselves taking up pivotal roles within their teams. Join some of these women and those who have supported their journeys.

The Leadership Series 3.0: Women in Supply Chain was attended by 700+ supply chain professionals last year. And 20+ speakers from the industry who are women in leadership roles withing their organization or are allies to women who have made huge accomplishments withing their organizations.


9:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45 – 10:45 AM

Keynote Session
Driving Growth by Doing Good

At P&G, we aspire create a company and a world where equality and inclusion (E&I) are achievable for all, creating value and driving growth for our employees, through our brands, with our partners and in communities. When we do this, economies grow, communities are healthier, businesses can thrive, and the world is a better place for everyone. Learn how P&G builds E&I into our company policies, our brand strategies, and our supply chain.

Geraldine Huse, President, P&G Canada

10:45 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – 12:00 PM

Leadership Panel

Getting a Seat at the Table – Stories of Leading Women

For many business women, a seat at the table is a hard-earned symbol of success. A seat at the table means you have an opportunity to have your voice heard. It means you are seen, understood and valued. However, we also know many women are disappointed when they get there. The table falls short of expectation and influence. So, today let’s hear from some of the leading women on how they got there and more importantly what they’ve done to make sure that they and other women following them can have the impact don’t face the same devaluation and frustrations.

  • What does it mean to get a seat at the table?
  • Now that you are on the table, what does it look like? How do you participate and make sure you are heard and make an impact?
  • What do you hope to achieve?

Anna Petrova, VP, Supply Chain, The Kraft Heinz Company

Karen Owen, VP, Supply Management & Customer Relations, OECM

Maya Walker, General Manager, Procurement, Canada Post

Jennifer Tangco, Vice President, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence

Moderator: Darcy MacClaren, SVP & Head of Digital Supply Chain Sales, SAP North America

12:00 - 12:30 PM Networking Break/Breakout Rooms
Connect with your colleagues and peers in the breakout rooms for a facilitated discussion.
12:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Leveraging Male Allies to Advocate and Help Advance Women Men

Play a critical role in the advancement of women. It’s not just a “women’s issue”.

  • Why men need to be part of the conversation?
  • The role of men as champions of equality
  • How to create and promote opportunities to ensure women are supported, mentored, and provided the same opportunities as their male counterparts?

Jody Fitzpatrick,Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, Sobeys

Nico Weidel, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Petvalu

Dr. Julie Cafley, Executive Director of Catalyst Canada

Andre Leung, Director, Logistics, Wild Fork

Moderator: Heather Deeth, Chief Product Officer, Hollyhock

2:00 - 2:15 PM Break 
2:15 – 3:15 PM

Next Generation of Leaders

Business leaders must understand the ambition and expectations of Millennials and Gen Z. Successfully engaging Millennials and Gen Z means there needs to be more focus on transparency, accountability, trust, and stakeholder capitalism. This panel of next generation leaders will discuss:

  • What are the changes they want from the current leaders?
  • What would they do differently?
  • How do they want to see the support to help recover the trajectory of women from the pandemic backslide?
  • What are the roadblocks they face and from their perspective what should be done about it?
  • What is the advice you want to give to leaders? Is there any specific advice for women leadership?

Karyn Fagan, Director Sourcing – Packaging & Ingredients, Maple Leaf Foods

Stephanie Fox, Director, Merchandising, The Source

Caitlin Warren, Transportation Director, Spinmaster

Andaleeb Dobson, CSCMP,  Head of Supply Chain and Program Delivery, Wild Fork

3:15 PM

Closing Remarks

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Last Year's Discussion at Leadership Series 3.0: Women in Supply Chain:

Contact Katie Cheshire
Email: kcheshire@scmao.ca
Phone: 416 977 7566 x 2149

Contact Kim Sforza
Email: ksforza@scmao.ca
Phone: 416 977-7566 x 2134


All supply chain professionals from mid to senior level who are looking to build an ecosystem that support women in leadership roles and/or someone with an aspiration to become a leader in an organization where inclusivity is an opportunity.


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