With competing demands, it can be hard to focus. In this panel, we will develop strategies to focus on priorities, gain a better understanding of how to help focus on client and consumer needs, and explore how focus differs amongst generations. Together, we will gain a laser proof approach of how to increase our productivity and that of our organizations.
Alana Walker Carpenter is a trailblazer. She has redefined what it means to lead, what success looks like, and the gift that love, compassion, and empathy can bring to the boardroom.
Serving in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer of Intriciti, Alana created and leads an organization for business leaders.
Her passion is to inspire business leaders to integrate their faith and business through the five business practices she and her team have developed.
Ms. Walker Carpenter has a reputation for excellence. She tackles the issues of the day through innovative events, individual and group coaching, roundtable discussions, leadership development, and philanthropic initiatives. Through these five business practices, Alana and her team connect with business leaders to bring them from compartmentalization to integration.
In 2023, Ms. Walker Carpenter founded the Canadian Centre for the Integration of Faith and Business (CCIFB).
Prior to assuming her current role, she practiced human resources for a downtown consulting firm.
Ms. Walker Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario (King’s College). After graduation, she completed her Post-Graduate Degree in Human Resources Management from Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Ms. Walker Carpenter received numerous academic and leadership awards prior to, during and upon graduation none of which is as meaningful as the Humanitarian Award presented to her upon graduation at The University of Western Ontario.
She has a number of charities of choice in which she chooses to quietly serve behind the scenes. It is through her connections that Alana has assisted countless charities with board governance and resource development.
In 2023, she was honoured as a Global Corporate Hero. In 2014, she was nominated and received the Top 100 Christian Leaders in Canada and three times nominated for the Top 35 Under 35 Award. On a lighter note, she was nominated by Chatelaine in 2006 as one of one hundred best-dressed women in Canada.
Outside of the boardroom, Alana can be found cheering her teenage son Carter on at the baseball diamond or hockey arena or sipping a glass of wine on the golf greens waiting for his return. Ms. Walker Carpenter resides in Toronto with her husband and best friend Kevin.
She and her husband are active members at their local church and through their denomination. Together, they serve on a number of local, national, and international boards.
David has spent the last 20+ years building his career in the Canadian retail industry. As a graduate of Ivey Business School, trained as a Chartered Accountant (CA), with a background in Management Consulting, he has used his broad business skills to grow his career across many retail functions. David has held roles in Retail Operations, Supply Chain, Technology, Strategy, & Project Management at some of Canadas best know retailers such as Walmart, Target, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart & Holt Renfrew.
David is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Henry’s Camera with accountability for Store Operations, Merchandising, Supply Chain, eCommerce and Marketing for their national network of 20 stores and the eComm and B2B channels.
Outside of work, David can be found spending time with his wife and three children. He is a baseball coach, hockey manager and proud Dance Dad.
Throughout her career, Lisa’s passion for Canada and the wellbeing of individuals across the country has driven her professional and community efforts. In her current role as the National Value & Sales Excellence leader for Deloitte she leads in service to her partners and our clients as she works to ensure we achieve our shared ambitions.
She has recently led our Government & Public Services industry team with a drive to anticipate and deliver on the transformation objectives of our municipal, provincial, and federal clients.
Lisa’s consulting career was built in the healthcare, social services, and life sciences sectors serving clients across the country and on a global basis. Her early roles in provincial government and at a local hospital provided the inspiration for serving government and public service clients.
Over her career, she has invested her leadership and passion for local communities in the areas of innovation, wellbeing of our citizens, and supporting those who are working to live their best lives.
Talia Zaidi is a serial entrepreneur, marketing specialist and soon-to-be Real Estate Agent. In 2020 at the age of 17 Talia founded Impressions Digital Marketing, a Marketing agency that has worked with several high-net-worth companies in the corporate development, wellness, and real estate industries.
Currently, Talia works as the marketing specialist for Locomobi World Inc. a futuristic smart city technology powerhouse. Working closely with the CEO, Talia helps to lead B2B marketing efforts that provide value and help expand LMW’s vast audience.
Talia’s marketing expertise and work with Smart Transportation Software Solutions fuels her true ambitions in Real Estate.
Talia is passionate about investing and helping Gen Z gain a practical personal finance education. She aspires to be a leading Realtor providing homebuyers and investors with strategic advice and support to secure their financial dreams.
When she’s not working, studying, or investing Talia volunteers with the non-profit Women Helping Empower Women supporting their marketing strategies, and can regularly be found inspiring her love for fitness at the gym or at the dog park with her springer spaniel Lexi.