About Kristin

Experience

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An award-winning diversity and inclusion professional, my experience spans two decades. With a solid background in human resources, I have worked in finance and hospitality and provided consulting services to a wide variety of businesses in between.


I have designed and delivered training, led teams, created strategy, piloted employment programs, engaged with stakeholders at all levels of an organization and shifted organizational culture.

Approach

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I lead with curiosity, not judgement. I am fascinated by what makes organizations work - or not - and I'm committed to creating diverse and inclusive organizations where employees are engaged and doing their best work. This is what allows an organization to reap the rewards. It's also what helps our communities and economies to be stronger.


Commitment

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I believe that a diversely inclusive organization is a powerful, beautiful thing. I approach my work with full commitment, dedication, integrity and sincere passion. I meet my clients where they are at and customize my services to meet their unique needs.

Partners

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Annika Lofstrand

  

Annika is a senior human resources professional with over 20 years of HR experience. She is also an entrepreneur who has owned and operated multiple businesses and managed a restaurant. Her HR expertise and business background enable her to understand and meet the needs of small and large businesses across sectors. She looks to build skill and capacity wherever possible and to ensure the HR strategy, framework, program or service is aligned to the vision and business goals.
 

Annika is currently the Principal at Leda HR. Leda HR is an HR consulting firm that supports businesses with tailored and impactful advice and tools to build, transform and sustain engaged and productive teams and workplaces. 


In addition to her broad HR experience and expertise, Annika has a depth of knowledge and passion for diversity and inclusion. She led the diversity strategy as the Director, Talent Management at Vancity and has provided consulting support around welcoming, inclusive, and respectful workplace cultures. Much of her undergraduate degree was focused on the study of people and culture.  She has a BA that includes courses in general and Indigenous anthropology.  Anthropology has proven to be a great foundation for her career in HR and for working with organizations on how to attract, value and engage a diverse workforce. 


Annika’s approach is to be curious about opportunities, inclusive, a trusted partner, innovative, a big picture thinker and someone who delivers. 

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Events

02/01/2019

Women in Tech (WiT) Regatta

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Microsoft: 725 Granville Street, Suite 700 Vancouver

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02/01/2019

Women in Tech (WiT) Regatta

I am pleased to be participating again this year at the WiT Regatta. I'll be moderating a panel discussion on the topic of "Relationships are the True Currency: Discover Your Treasure Chest."  To sail a ship successfully you need a crew working together, in  relationship, toward a greater purpose. This is the core principle of  the WiT Regatta. Learn how cultivating and tending to your relationships  keeps your ship on course and offers you safe harbor in a storm.  Register online: https://womenintechregatta.com/vancouver/event-info/itinerary/

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Microsoft: 725 Granville Street, Suite 700 Vancouver

03/04/2019

BC Science Outreach Workshop 2019: Diversity & Inclusion in STEAM Outreach

8am - 5:30pm

Telus World of Science, Vancouver

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03/04/2019

BC Science Outreach Workshop 2019: Diversity & Inclusion in STEAM Outreach

I'll be the closing keynote speaker talking about the relevance of diversity and inclusion in workplaces today and the power of curiosity and empathy as tools for connection and understanding. Register online: https://www.sciencecharter.ca/outreach_workshop

8am - 5:30pm

Telus World of Science, Vancouver

03/05/2019

Practical Steps to Recruit and Retain an Inclusive Workforce

9am - 4pm

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver

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03/05/2019

Practical Steps to Recruit and Retain an Inclusive Workforce

  

This one-day professional development event,is complimentary and made possible  with funding from the Vancouver Foundation. I am pleased to participate in this event once again and will speaking about: Unconscious Bias – What are the unintended barriers in my workplace?

Other topics:

  • Why Inclusive Cultures Matter
  • What’s Working for Business – What are leading employers doing that I can learn from?
  • What is Impacting Workforce Shortages in 2019 and Beyond (Labour Market Outlook)
  • Workplace Adjustments and Duty to Accommodate – What is reasonable accommodation?
  • Neuro Diverse Talent – Autism in the Workplace
  • Candidates and Employees Living with Mental Health Conditions
  • Practical Day to Day, Inclusive and Innovative Employment Practices https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/practical-steps-to-recruit-and-retain-an-inclusive-workforce-tickets-54712358136

9am - 4pm

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver

03/08/2019

Accenture: Getting to Equal - International Women's Day 2019

8am - 11am

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03/08/2019

Accenture: Getting to Equal - International Women's Day 2019

Panel Discussion: How a culture of equality drives innovation. With Elicia Salzburg and Bob Elton 

8am - 11am