Gabriela TroncosoExpert Services Mananger, Enhesa
Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer, Pay Equity Commission, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Commissioner Ward is a seasoned executive whose career has been characterized by successful collaboration across public, private and not-for-profit organizations to design and deliver inclusive economic growth strategies. Before joining the Pay Equity Commission in 2020, Commissioner Ward worked on implementing aspects of the Federal Government's "Feminist International Assistance Policy" where she increased women's participation in international trade, the labour market as well as equitable participation of men and women in their local economy. Her expertise has taken her around the world working with legislators to establish programs and legislation that support women-led micro and small enterprises. She is a Queens’s Diamond Jubilee Medalist, recognized for her work contributing to significant economic improvement in various Canadian cities. Commissioner Ward firmly believes that equity and inclusion are the foundation for sustainable economic prosperity.
Senior communications advisor to the OECD Chief Statistician, Senior editor, Writer, Presenter, oecd
1990s: west Europe editor and head of country reports at the Economist Intelligence Unit, Editor in chief of OECD Observer, head of corporate content and editorial team; co-author The New Economy: Beyond the Hype
Multicultural professional with several years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of international initiatives aimed to empower diverse groups worldwide. He is an expert at creating strategic partnerships and securing collaborations efforts across sectors. As Director of NGLCC Global Division, Erasmo works with LGBT chambers of commerce worldwide to share best practices, lessons learned, and create engagement opportunities with stakeholders from the international corporate and public sector, and multilateral organizations to advance supplier diversity initiatives, create awareness for diversity and inclusion (D&I) matters, and support the growth of LGBTI-owned small and medium enterprises (SME’s).
Erasmo has also conducted qualitative research work at the Brookings Institution, one of the world's leading Think Tanks, where his portfolio focused on analyzing illegal economic activities, sociopolitical challenges, energy, and security matters throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, East Africa, and South East Asia.
Erasmo holds a Master of Science in Business and Financial Economics from the University of Greenwich in London where he resided for a few years. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is originally from Lima, Peru and is fluent in English and Spanish.
María Blanca is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) with a Double Degree in International & European Business from France and Mexico.
With over 15 years of experience working in the corporate world, with MNCs and SMEs in Europe and Asia, María has acquired extensive knowledge in management accounting, strategic planning and forecasting. Previously she has successfully established strategic alliances for multiple international companies in ASEAN. María also held positions as CFO and Finance Director, where she contributed her knowledge in corporate governance and financial controlling that assist companies to achieve their business goals.
With her thriving experience in different sectors, María is now Co Founder of WOMENTORS which focuses on establishing Diversity and Inclusion strategies for companies. Womentors is committed to help women remain active in the workforce at every stage of their journey.
Professor of Formal Philosophy; Director of Center for Information and Bubble Studies, University of Copenhagen
Vincent F. Hendricks is Professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen. He is Director of the Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Hendricks is the author of multiple books on logic, methodology, formal epistemology, attention economics, information theory and bubble studies and has been was awarded a number of prizes for his research among them The Elite Research Prize by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, The Roskilde Festival Elite Research Prize, Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title Award and The Rosenkjær Prize. He was Editor-in-Chief of Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science between 2005-2015.