Virtual Event

Diversity + Leadership + Championing Resiliency and Transformation

February 24, 20216:00 PM - 8:00 PM(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The pandemic has created new leaders and heroes pushing innovative thinking and embracing change and transformation. We’ve become adept at managing disruption as we are continually pushed out of our comfort zone. Let’s make 2021 the year of championing this resiliency and embracing a transformation mindset! 

Please join your hosts Claude Reeves, Country Manager, Red Hat Canada, and our Red Hat® emerging female leaders, for the 5th annual Red Hat Canada gender diversity night. Be prepared to be energized by stories from two new voices in our community forging their way forward during unprecedented times. 
Cozy up with your favourite beverage to enjoy a keynote from Sally Armstrong, an award-winning Journalist | Author | Human Rights Activist who has braved war zones to provide a personal account of the appalling injustice waged against women and girls around the world. She has documented her experiences in many books, including her latest called Power Shift: The Longest Revolution. She was invited to give the five-part prestigious CBC Massey Lectures in 2019 where she discussed the contribution of women and why it’s critical to mobilize all genders to support equality. By honouring the female heroes through history, she wants to inspire us to make our unique contribution in pushing for equality in 2021.
Sally will be followed by a fireside chat with Inhi Cho Suh, General Manager of Global Strategic Partnerships at IBM, co-chair of IBM’s Women’s Executive Council and TedTalks Alumnus. Liv Stewart, Account Executive, Red Hat Canada, will moderate a fireside chat with Inhi to highlight the best practices IBM is championing to support women during the pandemic.
We have other surprises in store. Don’t miss this opportunity to join together with our Red Hat community to catch up, be inspired, share your story, and celebrate the strength of the women in Canadian tech. 
Who should attend: This is an invitation-only event for tech leaders of all generations and genders. Feel free to invite a friend (please have them register separately).
Register now for the 2021 Red Hat Canada Women in Leadership Event 

Virtual event details

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST

Date: February 24, 2021

Any questions? Please email

Welcome from Claude Reeves, Country Manager, Red Hat Canada
6:10 Sally Armstrong, Keynote and Fireside chat 
7:10 Break
7:20  Fireside chat with Inhi Cho Suh, General manager of Global Strategic Partnerships, IBM
7:40 Question period 
7:55 Closing remarks from Claude Reeves

Bluejeans, North Carolina  Bluejeans

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Sally Armstrong
Award-winning Journalist, Author, Human Rights Activist 
Sally speaks to audiences as varied as corporate conventions, not-for-profit fundraisers, women leadership events, and high school students seeking a better understanding of current affairs. An award-winning author, journalist and human rights activist she’s a three-time winner of the Amnesty International Canada media award; she holds ten honorary degrees and is a member of the Order of Canada. Armstrong was the first journalist to bring the story of the women of Afghanistan to the world and is relentless when it comes to exposing the abuse of women whether on an American university campus or a village in a war zone.
Inhi Cho Suh
General Manager, Global Strategic Partnerships, IBM
Inhi Cho Suh is currently the General Manager of Global Strategic Partnerships, where she leads business development of IBM’s relationships with the largest global digital technology companies and platforms. Prior, she led Watson Customer Engagement, where she drove the strategic restructuring of a multi-billion dollar SaaS portfolio to launch a suite of solutions that can create intelligent, self-correcting supply chains through the use of hybrid multi-cloud, AI, and blockchain. 
Inhi has been a champion of diversity and inclusion throughout her career.  Inhi serves on the  Anitab.Org Board of Trustees. Founded by computer scientists Anita Borg and Telle Whitney, the institute's primary aim is to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology.  Within IBM, Inhi co-chairs IBM’s Global Women’s Diversity Initiative across the company’s nearly 400,000 employees. She was recognized in 2017 by both Aragon Research for top Women in Technology and the California Professional Business Women’s Association for Industry leadership, and was featured as one of the top IBM rock stars by BusinessInsider News in 2015. She was featured on the cover of Working Mother Magazine as one of the youngest VPs at IBM in 2009.  
Claude Reeves
Country Manager, Red Hat Canada
Claude Reeves is Canadian Country Manager for Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT software solutions and services. Together with his direct and extended teams, he is guiding Fortune 500 leaders as they navigate the new hybrid cloud-first world of open source applications and technology powering digital transformation. He believes bringing value to every conversation and creating win/win relationships are foundational to having great customer relationships and sustainable growth. Claude joined Red Hat Canada ten years ago as client executive with a deep understanding of the enterprise software sales cycles and strategies. He began his career in Boston as a consultant and developer focused on enabling applications in the early days of the web. Before joining Red Hat, he worked for HP, CA Technologies, The Citro Group, Datawatch Corporation, along with many Fortune 500 companies and most of Canada’s largest enterprises and government organizations. A passionate advocate of gender diversity, he hosts an annual Women and Leadership event for female IT executives, and also partners with clients on regular workshops to examine issues critical to closing the gender gap. He holds a degree in history and geography from Concordia University in Montreal. Born and raised in Toronto, Claude now lives in Montreal with his family. 


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