TORONTO, March 8, 2011 – Mandy Shapansky, president and CEO of Xerox Canada, is no stranger to corporate diversity. As one of the few Canadian women executives at the helm of a company recognized for its culture, Shapansky spoke Monday at MediaCorp’s Diversity Canada Conference. In front of a crowd of professionals seeking insight on how to effectively create a more inclusive workplace, she lead the discussion on key diversity issues, from capitalizing on workforce diversity to the transformative role diversity has played within Xerox.
The CEO of Xerox Canada knows firsthand how corporate diversity can spawn innovation. “When we foster an inclusive culture, it allows us to leverage our differences, reach our full potential, and ultimately be an employer and supplier of choice. Diversity and inclusion benefit everyone, and it’s part of our way of life at Xerox Canada,” said Shapansky at the conference. This month, Xerox was once again selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by MediaCorp.
The conference - hosted at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto - attracted more than 200 attendees, including CEOs and senior-level diversity executives with backgrounds in promoting an inclusive workplace. Among the speakers were Lt. Gov. of Ontario, David Onley, as well as humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Greg Mortenson.