Cathy Gallagher-Louisy leads the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion’s Research
and Knowledge Services portfolio. Additionally, she provides consulting services and training
workshops to help partner organizations and clients develop strategic diversity, inclusion
and cultural competence development strategies, educational programs and tools. Gallagher-
Louisy is currently the instructor of the fully online Centennial Certificate in Leadership and
Inclusion. Read her article discussing how workplaces benefit from supporting and accommodating
the parents of special needs children, starting on page 28.
Erin Meyer is the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of
Global Business. She is a professor at INSEAD and the program director for INSEAD’s
Managing Global Virtual Teams program. Her work focuses on how the world’s most successful
global leaders navigate the complexities of behavioural differences in a multicultural
environment. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Singapore Business Times,
and on Forbes.com. Read Meyer’s article that discusses strategies for working effectively
around the world, starting on page 49.
Mark Bania is the managing director of Canadian operations at CareerBuilder. He oversees
sales operations in both the Toronto and Montreal offices and partners with CareerBuilder’s
many business units to ensure that the company’s data, advertising and software solutions
are tailored to the Canadian market. Bania attended the University of Toronto where he received
his Honours Bachelor of Arts with majors in economics and political science. Read
his article about HR leveraging big data for more effective recruitment, starting on page 45.
As the head of talent and mastery for ATB Investor Services, Sherri Wright-Schwietz develops
innovative talent experience and development strategies to support a rapidly growing
wealth management firm. Throughout her tenure at ATB Investor Services, she has received
several international awards for her innovative orientation package and industry leading recruitment
process, including the HR Summit Award in 2009 and 2010. Wright-Schwietz
received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Calgary and is a Certified
Human Resources Professional, with designations from the Human Resources Institute of
Alberta, the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada and the Society for Human
Resource Management. To read her tips for attribute-based hiring, flip to page 72.
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