Leadership and Uncertainty: Memory Keepers of the Unpredictable

On Friday, May 22, 2020, Melanie-Anne Atkins, James Chan, Jinal Shah, and Sienna Jae Taylor joined me for a thought-provoking chat, kicking off a series of informal discussions exploring the intersection of leadership and uncertainty.

The second conversation in the series will be on Wednesday, May 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST. To join live, registration is required.

Dr. Melanie-Anne Atkins earned her BScH (Life Sciences) from Queen’s University, and her BEd, MEd, and PhD in Education from Western University. In 2016, she led the creation and development of Western’s Wellness Education Centre into a student-led wellness education innovation hub. Since then, she has partnered with academic and administrative services, student groups, and all Western University faculties and affiliated university colleges to develop a diverse set of educational resources and opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

James Chan (@AccidentalCity) works with people, places, policies and programs to foster civic participation, promote equitable urbanism, and grow our social economy.

Jinal Shah (@jinal_shah) is VP, Marketing at Feather, a Series-B backed start-up that is redefining furniture rental. Prior to Feather, she has worked for brands such as S’well, Newell Brands, and J. Walter Thompson (ad agency). Over her 15 years long career, she has had the privilege of leading teams through periods of intense growth, turnaround, and now, a pandemic. She also runs an art project @anotherletterunsent.

Sienna Jae Taylor (@SiennaJae) is a community engagement specialist, advocate for equity & inclusion and champion for positive, social change. She graduated from Western University with an Honors BA in Anthropology and a Major in Sociology in 2013 and received her post-graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management in 2014. In January of 2020, Sienna launched The Southdale Education Fund, a local initiative that seeks to alleviate the financial challenges of pursuing post-secondary education while living in poverty.

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