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Chapter Event
12/1/2021 12:00 PM
12/1/2021 1:30 PM
Virtual |  

Session Overview

As organizations aim to create a shared understanding of what progress may look like, leaders are committing to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace.  Effectively serving an organization’s diverse stakeholders is a key driver to managing risk. 

Internal audit can support their organizations to help develop and implement effective DE&I programs, and to maintain the focus on measurable outcomes.

With increased recognition on DE&I, internal audit can better focus on their organization’s actions and through internal audit’s guidance, insights and perspectives, ensure their organization is accomplishing its strategic objectives.

Attendees will:

·      Identify and understand the new and emerging trends in DE&I and the impact that DE&I risks have on an organization.

·      Explore the role of internal audit in an organization’s current DE&I state and future state.

·      Learn about the practical tools and frameworks to evaluate the effectiveness of DE&I efforts and the culture risks faced by organizations as a whole.


Silvia Gonzalez-Zamora, National Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Practice Leader, Partner at KPMG Canada

Silvia is a Partner at KPMG, People and Change Practice. She is a seasoned tri-lingual professional with 20+ years of experience in consulting focusing on talent management, HR process redesign, human capital, organizational behaviour, and people analytics. She has been leading Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EDI) projects for over 17 years in Latin America, US, and Canada. Silvia is a well-rounded leader, connecting EDI with a background in Technology Adoption, Internal Audit, Compliance, Program Management, Data Governance, Change Management, and Innovation.

Silvia has a master’s in Industrial and Labour Relations, from Cornell University, she is a Fulbright Scholar, and has been selected as part of the Top 10 Most Successful Mexicans in Canada, a recognition from Latinos Magazine, sponsored by Scotiabank. She currently works as the National Inclusion and Diversity Practice Leader at KPMG Canada, leading projects and initiatives related to Inclusion and Diversity, Risk Conduct, Respect in the Workplace and Wellness, for public and private sector organizations in Canada.

Suk Bedi, CIA, CRMA, Senior Director, Internal Audit, Governance, Risk & Compliance at KPMG Canada

Suk has over 15+ years of experience analyzing and assessing business strategies and related business processes and systems to help management understand and address business objectives, requirements, risks, controls, and improvement opportunities. He has served a variety of organizations with internal audit sourcing services in sectors including education and government institutions, financial services, retail, manufacturing and not for profit. Suk is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance.

Oriana Vaccarino, PH.D., Manager - People & Change, Management Consulting, KPMG Canada

Oriana is a Social Psychologist, the Methodology Lead for KPMG’s Inclusion & Diversity Service Offering and a Manager in the People and Change Management Consulting Practice. She has over 6 years of consulting experience, focusing on helping organizations optimize their workforces, and the experiences of their employees. She also has in-depth experience working with the topics of substance use and mental health. Oriana has managed and supported multiple Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging engagements with a variety of organizations in different industries, and in multiple languages (English, French, Italian and Spanish).

Oriana’s experience spans the development of training on respectful workplace strategies, to building of DIB strategies and actions across a variety of sectors. As a social psychologist and through her consulting work, she is trained in various stakeholder engagement approaches, to mobilize groups, build consensus, and help people unpack and understand their own and others’ perspectives. She has used these approaches to engage diverse communities in the co-creation and evolution of KPMG’s I&D methodology and related tools, with the aim of incorporating representative community voices and today’s realities, into the work she leads.

Prior to joining KPMG, Oriana completed her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology and her M.Sc. in Mental Health. Both her research and consulting work focuses on incorporating community voices into decision-making processes (e.g. policies, practices, strategies, programs). Through her work with various community groups she has learned from them the community and business impact of inequities and what makes them feel valued and heard (and what does not). Through this lens, Oriana emphasizes the economic and social opportunities afforded when inequities, and related challenges people face, are addressed.


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IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $40.00 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $55.00 (Plus HST)

CPE: 1.5 credits

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