Event Details:

Why Salary Ranges Matter

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time: 12–1:00 p.m. EST

Registration is FREE!

Join us for part one of a 3-part educational live webinar series that covers best hiring practices for our sector. The AFP-GTC recognizes that wage transparency is a critical part of reducing race and gender inequity. That’s why as of June 1, 2021, all job postings on our Job Board will include a salary range.

On Wednesday, June 9 from 12–1:00 p.m. ET, join us for a fireside chat with expert human resources and hiring professionals – Helen Mekonen and Atiya Dharamshi – who will answer some the “why” questions.

WHY: Why it is important to take these steps as a sector; why it impacts diversity and inclusion as a whole; why it is important to the larger goal of equity, anti-racism, and decreasing the wage gap (among other “why” questions).

We want to hear your questions about the “why” as well and encourage you to submit same to info@afptoronto.org ahead of the live session.

Rachel Decoste

Rachel Decoste is a software engineer, educator and immigration policy expert. Rachel attended The George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration in Washington, DC before being appointed National Director of the Congressional App Challenge, a tech education initiative created by the United States Congress. Rachel  was named to the top 50 Ottawa personalities in 2010, and to the Top 100 Accomplished Black Canadian women in 2018. Rachel was a Huffington Post contributor for over 5 years. The subject of her op-eds touched on diversity, integration, immigration and Black history. 

Atiya Dharamshi

Atiya has been in the financial sector for over 20 years with a focus on Compensation for over 15 years. She has a breadth of experience in sales compensation design, broad based employee compensation, executive compensation and governance.

Sara Ly

Associate Director of Development

CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)

Sara is currently the Associate Director of Development at CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research), and enjoys engaging with passionate science enthusiasts.  Sara is also a Board Member of the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter and Chair of the Human Resources Committee. The Committee supports, advises and guides the AFP Chapter Executive Director and staff.

Helen Mekonen

BIPOC Executive Search Inc.

Helen brings 16 years of experience in executive search recruitment and has built a proven track record of identifying, attracting, assessing, and hiring top diversity talent.  Prior to joining BIPOC Executive Search Inc., Helen worked at a boutique executive search firm in Toronto. Here, she concluded several searches where mission-critical talent—who have since proven to be key additions to client teams—were sought.