Join Dr. Wanda Costen as she engages the MacEwan community around racialized leadership trends among ethnic and visible minorities across Canada, specifically observing Black women’s experiences in the workforce.
This keynote will explore Black women’s representation in the Canadian labour force and discuss strategies to overcome barriers and challenges. The evening will be filled with informed dialogue, challenging conversations and engaged interaction.
This event is co-sponsored by the City of Edmonton.
This is a free event open to the public. Limited seating available, register to save your spot.
Wanda M. Costen earned her Ph. D. in sociology from Washington State University. She also has an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University and her undergraduate degree is from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is currently Professor and Dean of the School of Business at MacEwan University. Dr. Costen’s research interests include managing diversity, racial and gender inequality in organizations, women and leadership, and strategic human resources. Dr. Costen has partnered with business and public organizations to help them develop diversity initiatives and training programs. She also has ten years of business management experience in sales, operations, and human resources.
Black History Month 2020 is a university-wide celebration that aims to raise awareness of the contributions made by Black Canadians to Canada’s culture and legacy, past and present. All events are free to attend and open to the public, however, registration may be required.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.