Lovell Corporation announces the addition of BridgingTheGap Forums to Lovell Brands.
September 10, 2018 (Waterloo, Canada): Today, Lovell Corporation announces the expansion of its BridgingTheGap™ brand portfolio to include BridgingTheGap™ Forums–a branded event series to foster inclusive innovation and connect industry leaders with emerging talent.
Through curated invite-only events BridgingTheGap Forums (also known as BTG forums) bring high-profile decision-makers—from business, community and government sectors—together emerging young talent between the ages of 15-30 to build their careers and solve social and economic challenges. Programming is designed around three pillars:
- Recruiting young talent
- Fostering inclusive innovation
- Investing in sustainable solutions
“To get ahead of where we are now, the ideas and talents of a generation that is accustom to life with the internet of things, digitalization in the workplace, and globalization are crucial,” explains Kelly Lovell, president of Lovell Corporation. “BridgingTheGap Forums are unique in the fact that we don’t just bring young talent to the table to be seen, we connect them with influential executive mentors to co-create and scale their solutions.”
Hosted at exclusive venues, BridgingTheGap Forums create an intimate setting for emerging talent to interact with executive attendees at the forefront of business or innovation–all of which must have a decision-making role in their organizationl–to receive candid career advice and explore opportunities in fields of STEM, entrepreneurship and future skills education.
With a theme of inclusive innovation, each forum reserves 100 seats for emerging talent from underrepresented groups including youth, women and girls, and other visible minorities. The inaugural BridgingTheGap forum, BridgingTheGap to Her, is scheduled for October 10, 2018, and will focus on women–specifically young female founders and women in business.
Hosted in advance of International Day of the Girl, Lovell’s inaugural BridgingTheGap to Her Forum, will bring 100 emerging leaders together with women executives at the top of the careers to explore the challenges and opportunities for young women to scale up their ventures and thrive in the rapidly changing marketplace.
“Early in my career, I was privileged to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women–an opportunity that connected me with inspiring women CEOs across our country,” Kelly Lovell adds. “These women in leadership have played a significant role in my journey, helping me navigate the corporate ladder. Through BridgingTheGap Forums, my hope is to help more emerging female founders and young talent to make the same valuable connections to grow their careers.”
The BridgingTheGap to Her Forum will be held on Wed. Oct 10th at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener-Waterloo.
For more information on programming and speaker line-up: btgtoher.com
Applications for emerging leaders have opened and any young women entrepreneur based in Ontario under the age of 35 is encouraged to apply.
Executives are also encouraged to nominate young women they mentor at work, home or in their community.
For emerging leaders and community members unable to attend the event in person, in Kitchener, ON, the BridgingTheGap™ to Her Forum will be live streamed on Facebook.