September 19, 2022
8:00 AM
9:15 AM

Opening Session & Keynote: Redefining the Collar - Blue, sponsored by Infor

Mandy wants to solve the massive skilled trade shortage in North America as it is a profound economic and social issue that affects everyone. Consumers are paying more and waiting longer for services, companies aren’t able to scale, and delays are impacting essential infrastructure projects, like roads, transit and hospitals. The misconception that white-collar jobs are “better” or “more desirable” than blue-collar ones. Society needs both collars, and if we do not change this, the crippling effects of the skilled labor shortage will only get worse.

Mandy is Canada’s Most Admired CEO, Top 25 Women of Influence, The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur “Momentum” Award recipient, Toronto Region Board of Trade Business Leader of the Year, named Growth 500 Excellence in Innovation, (WXN’s) Top 100 Most Powerful Women – Hall of Fame recipient, named CGLCC- LGBT Business of the Year and finally, Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs. How do ya like them lobsters?