Ten of the young female founders attending the forum have also been selected as finalists to participate in a pitch challenge, sponsored by Toyota Tsusho, for a chance to win a $3,500 cash prize to scale up their venture.
“Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. is committed to having diverse and inclusive leadership,” Akihiro Sago, president, Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (TAI). “This commitment is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes business sense to fully develop all of our most precious resources to become a stronger and more successful company. “As we seek to establish a Women’s Leadership Connection program in Canada, TAI, along with Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc, is very proud to join with Lovell Corporation to launch the inaugural BridgingTheGap to Her Forum, and continue our efforts to build a strong, diverse and inclusive leadership team.”
“Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. (TTCI) is proud to sponsor the BridgingTheGap to Her Forum with Lovell Corporation,” said president Hidetoshi Tada. “We recognize that a creative and innovative workforce with a diverse and inclusive leadership team is essential to deal with the ever-changing and challenging business climate. The speakers at this event are a powerful example of the impact of women in leadership in Ontario and across Canada.”