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May 14th – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Professionals with Purpose! A professional networking event with an Experience Your Life twist of making a difference!
At Experience Your Life, we feel strongly about creating opportunities for good people to get together and make a difference. This event is geared toward industry professionals (all industries) and socially minded university students. The objective of the event is for you to connect with likeminded professionals who feel strongly about making a difference and get inspired that you don’t have to choose between following an incredible professional career and making the world a better place. Whether you work in the private sector, public sector, non-profit or have you own business, this is an event that will inspire you and connect you with like minded people which is good both for your career and for getting involved with likeminded people on great projects. These two and half hours will be filled with speed networking activities and incredible short presentations from our speakers on their own journey of balancing profession and purpose. We will end the event over some pizza and networking in a relaxed environment.
The location is our 4000Sq feet facility in Bolton which is custom designed to create a positive, relaxed and professional environment.
Here is the schedule
- 10:00 – 10:20: Introductions and opening remark
- 10:20 – 10:50: Speed Networking Exercise. Have fun and get to know each other.
- 10:50 – 11:50: Short presentations from three professionals who are making a difference. For details of our incredible speakers, please see the details below
- 11:50 – 12:15: Agents of Change Exercise
- 12:00 – 12:30: Lunch and social networking
This event has very limited seating as we prefer to create intimate environments where you have a real chance to network. We are already 50% sold out. Please reserve your ticket immediately to avoid disappointment.
Our event attendees are professional from all fields that are positive and geared towards making a difference. Here the details of our speakers.
Kevin Whyte is the current Manager of Government Relations and Special Projects at Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga. Kevin completed his Business Communications degree at Brock University with an exchange year to the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland. Furthermore, he has completed his Master’s degree in International Politics and Security at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. After returning to Canada, Kevin began working at Habitat for Humanity Halton, which has since merged with Mississauga, as the Procurement Coordinator. At Habitat Halton-Mississauga, he brought the National Global Village program to the affiliate level and has since travelled to Bolivia, Portugal and Argentina on builds and has helped send many more independent teams overseas. Now, Kevin oversees government relations and special projects for the affiliate. Communicating with politicians and their staff is a daily task of the job. Not being afraid of failure and going against the norm are key attributes Kevin lives by. In his spare time, he likes to travel, build things, stay fit, and be outdoors.” This is a picture of Kevin with the Mayor of Mississauga.
Mihami is a Human Resource professional and a world traveller. Her adventures around the world include several continents where she has travelled with purpose. She has held many difference key positions in iconic organizations that are making a difference. For example, one of her last positions was with Engineers Without Borders where she was responsible for hiring for 16 ventures in 6 countries. She has also worked in the human resource department at Historica Canada. She is a mentor at Woodgreen Community Services and has served on the board of The Sentinel Project
Sudarshan Jagannathan, the founder and CEO of Social Travel, an innovative social enterprise that is challenging how we travel. It is one thing to understand the message of ‘Chance favors the prepared mind’, but it is entirely different to intentionally live it on a daily basis.
You could probably say that being socially conscious was in his destiny from the time that he was born, in Gandhi’s own sanctuary in Wardha, Western India. His family always encouraged him to read about the world, which obviously led to him wanting to explore the world for himself. In the last 14 years, Suds (as his friends call him) moved from India to Canada, where he has made a name for himself in the finance, telecom industries and the non-profit sector. His last role was Director of Business Development for Travelport, one of the largest travel technology companies around. Now, he has a new passion project in Social Travel. Suds’ intends for Social Travel to “become a go to hub for information related to travel, products, deals, impact on the environment, wildlife, travel as the cause for poverty in some cases and how to contribute to improving the world from an individual level”.
Please note this event is SOLELY for 1:1 networking and not for the promotion of any business products of services. At experience your life, we are a very socially conscious organizations and our events are reserved for only those types of services that are making the world a better place. If you would like to come in the capacity of a sponsor, please contact us with details of your company, products and services
We are the organizers of what is becoming the largest “Making a Difference” type Expo with iconic employers like Doctors Without Borders, Engineers Without Borders as well as travel providers like amazon based Yacuma lodge that is flying in from Ecuador. Our annual event that you don’t want to miss is on 25th September 2016. For more details and to book your free ticket visit www.experienceyourlife.eventbrite.ca