Episode 20 – Phil Grosch & Karen Nguyen

Today’s conversation is with Phil Grosch and Karen Nguyen. 

Phil is a Partner Global Front Office Transformation Impact Centre Leader at PwC in Toronto. 

As a leader he believes in the power of sponsorship, the benefits of a multi-generational workforce and the impact of helping nurture leadership in others. In an effort to provide guidance and support to up and coming leaders, he championed and successfully implemented a focused development program for top talent women called Women in Leadership (WIL). This award winning program has graduated more than 200 top talent women and is fully embedded inside PwC and has now expanded to include non PwC participants.

In 2016 Phil was the recipient of the Catalyst Business Leader Award For support of Gender Equality. 

Karen is the Senior Director, National Enterprise Channel Marketing and Sales Enablement at Rogers Communications in Toronto. She is also a graduate of PwC’s Women in Leadership (WIL) Program. 

Karen is the champion of the successful Rogers Talk series held annually across major cities in Canada. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and retailing, Karen is a veteran who is frequently called upon to successfully bring product to market through operational excellence. 

Karen’s greatest strengths are her intense-focus, drive and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s in-market presence. She was recognized as a recipient of the 2017 Ted Rogers Employee of the Year award for her success in driving the small business segment.

In this episode we talk about: 

  • PwC’s Women in Leadership Program
  • Talent and gender equality in the corporate world
  • The difference between Mentors, Coaches and Sponsors
  • Scaling diversity and inclusion programs
  • #metoo in the corporate world
  • Unconscious and Conscious bias

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