Current Speaker - Stephanie Dei

Stephanie Dei
Stephanie Dei

Stephanie is the Director of Research Partnerships at Diversity Institute, Ryerson University. Before then she was the National Head of the United Nations Women (UNWomen) program in Canada. In that role she served as the representative of the European Union, and International Labour Organization for the WE Empower Program of the United Nations in Canada. With an emphasis on responsible business conduct in G7 countries and women’s economic empowerment, Stephanie interfaces with programme partners and the private sector in Canada to promote the Women’s Empowerment Principles of the United Nations in Canada.

Stephanie serves as Vice President of Finance on the Board of Organization of Women in International Trade -Toronto. Stephanie launched her international career as an investigative analyst at the Canadian Ministry of Foreign and International Affairs. With a penchant for visionary leadership and a yearning for innovative solutions to development, Stephanie cofounded Reconnect GH (a platform for connecting youth in Ghana with diaspora) and the African Development Forum at the School of Oriental Studies and African Studies, University of London.

Stephanie is an active member of her local parish where she regularly supports women and children in the Merciful Moms Ministry. Stephanie holds a BA Honors in Political Science and Law from Carleton University, Canada, an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London. Stephanie is a mother of three energetic and empowered kids.

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