Colleen James will speak to us on the topic "Challenging our Assumptions"
She is a professor at Conestoga College’s school of business while running local equity and inclusion consulting firm Divonify, which she founded in 2015.
Colleen is a former board president for Focus for Ethnic Women and has served as a member of the mayor’s equity task force. In 2020, James moderated the Region of Waterloo’s anti-racism town hall meetings.
Born and raised in Kitchener, inclusion advocate and educator Colleen James has experienced the good, the bad and the ugly parts of Waterloo Region.
The community doesn’t look the same as it once was when her family immigrated to Canada from the Caribbean in the 1970s. But there’s still a long way to go. James is at the forefront of that push, spearheading local efforts to make the region a more welcoming place for others, including her young daughter.
Also in this meeting, Dave Bechtel will be delivering his personal vignette.