BridgingTheGap Executive Forum [Partner Event]

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July 25


03:00 pm - 06:00 pm

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Vancouver Startup Founder 101

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Library Square Conference Centre

350 W Georgia St

Vancouver, BC, CA, V6B 6B1

This event is hosted by our Female Founder Initiative ( partner, Bridging the Gap. RSVPing on this Meetup doesn’t guarantee you entry. Please be sure to RSVP here:

Is your workplace future ready?

With the theme of being future ready, the BridgingTheGap Executive Forum, organized by Lovell Corporation, is an industry training and networking event best suited for business owners, HR and management professionals, innovation firms and local investors. Programming focuses on helping attendees bridge opportunity gaps in the workplace to reduce inequalities, adapt to digital transformation, and recruit and retain the next generation of talent.

The forum is part of a cross-country tour for a national research and development project to create BridgingTheGap’s Future-Ready Employer Index—a tool to analyze workplace gaps and opportunities for Canadian businesses to adapt and thrive in the future of work. Participants will be invited to complete a workplace assessment about their current workplace culture and challenges, and this feedback will help to inform the index.


3:00 – 3:05 pm Welcome

3:05 – 3:50 pm Workplace Expectations: Millennials vs Generation Z

3:50 – 4:35 pm Diversity and Inclusion: How to Build a Skilled Team

4:35 – 4:45 pm Break

4:45 – 5:30 pm Workforce Transformation: Creating an Employer Brand That Lasts

5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking


BridgingTheGap Forums are curated events that empower future talent and businesses to thrive in the changing marketplace.

Learn the latest requirements and challenges of the digital workspace, and how digital transformation is changing Millennial and Generation Z employee mentality.

Explore the role of frontier technologies like AI, blockchain, VR/AR in the workplace and the challenges and opportunities for businesses that adopt them.

Gain new strategies to tap into the motivational drivers and high-impact retention factors of young employees to build a thriving team that lasts.

Put principles into practice with data-driven examples of how successful brands are adapting their recruitment, employee engagement and retention practices in response to digitalization.

Event Host

Kelly Lovell, president and CEO of Lovell Corporation. A 16-time award-winning entrepreneur, Kelly Lovell is “BridgingTheGap” to prepare young people for the future of jobs and harness their passions to solve global challenges. Her global youth networks reach young leaders in 100 countries and her leadership impact has been recognized by distinguished leaders including the 72nd President of the United Nations’ General Assembly, the Queen of England, former heads of state and representatives of the G7, G20 and the High-Level Political Forum.

Lovell is also a three-time TEDx speaker, director of youth-led innovation for the United Nations’ Blockchain for Impact group, a member of the a G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, and the youngest policy advisor for the W20 Digital Disruptors team and the Government of Canada’s Talent Cloud initiative—the latter aims to investigate the applications of disruptive technologies like blockchain and AI to support borderless talent mobility and bias reduction in the workplace.

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