In addition to being a full-time Management and Human Resources Professor, Rachael Pettigrew is often a sought out speaker and panelist; current engagements include:
Oct 2- Rachael was invited to sit on a panel for the Deloitte 360 Conference held at BMO centre in Calgary. The session title was “Beyond Optics: Building an Inclusive Culture”.
On October 10th, Rachael has been invited to be a speaker at the 5th Annual North American Women in Energy Forum held at the Fairmont Palliser. Rachael is one of 3 presenters in a workshop on Innovation. she will be discussing Organizational Innovation, specifically the business case for building inclusive organizational specifically the business case for building inclusive organizational cultures.
On November 6th, Rachael will be the keynote speaker at the “Business Leaders Breakfast” in Edmonton at the Art Gallery of Alberta; this event will centre around various issues facing local business leaders with respect to the hiring, integrating and retaining immigrant and refugee professionals. Rachael’s presentation is called “Building a Welcoming Organizational Culture for Professional Newcomers.”
“Rachael’s research focus is organizational policies and culture surrounding employees’ management of work and life responsibilities, with specific focus on both gender and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Rachael has managed several large research projects on newcomer settlement and employment sponsored by Immigration Research West and funded by IRCC.”