Panel Discussion: Building Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to Drive Diversity & Inclusion
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Lydia Lipic (Pronouns: she/her/elle) Dr. Amanda Matejicek, Ph.D. Rhys Fernandez, P.Eng. Chelsea Elliott, P.Eng. Pina Downey, P.Eng.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is at the core of building productive working relationships, enhanced team collaboration, conflict management, and bridging cross-discipline dialogue. These are all necessary to creative diverse and inclusive workplace cultures. A significant component of inclusion is ensuring that employees from underrepresented and equity seeking groups are heard, seen, and respected at work.
Creating teams that are empathetic to needs and experiences of diverse communities is a core component of achieving this. This panel will discuss what emotional intelligence is and why is integral to the success of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Session Type
The Future Of Engineering Profession