A Leader Like Me Conference: A Platform to Showcase Diversity

New conference series explores Diversity at the Top and Diversity in PR

Toronto, Canada— August 20, 2020 — A Leader Like Me & SummersDirect Conferences today announced a new global online conference series that showcases diversity and leadership.

A Leader Like Me strives to build an empowering community where all individuals can gain information, insights and inspiration that create confidence and career progression.

In October 2020, two conference offerings will be made available to a global audience seeking to hear from leaders from under-represented communities:

DIVERSITY at the TOP provides a platform for C-Suite and Executive leaders to share their stories

DIVERSITY in PR creates a focus on diverse leaders in the global Public Relations industry.

“A Leader Like Me Conference gives diverse leaders from under-represented communities an opportunity to share their stories, struggles, strategies and success,” said Priya Bates, Co-Owner, A Leader Like Me, “It highlights lived experiences but also provides insights and inspiration.”

Speaker Proposals Now Open
Speaker proposals are now being accepted for these inaugural conferences. Individuals who have an inspiring story to tell and organizations who want to highlight their diverse leaders can fill out the speaker application at      We encourage applications from all individuals who have a strong diversity story to tell to be submitted by September 4, 2020.

“For many years I’ve attended various conferences and I’ve heard leadership stories from inspirational people but none I felt I could relate with or understand the challenges I face,” said Advita Patel, Co-Owner of A Leader Like Me. “We know there are plenty of organisations creating strategies on how to manage Equality, Diversity and Inclusion but it’s pointless if leaders in these organisations don’t address the culture or check-in with their own bias on why they don’t see different people to them around the boardroom table. We hope these platforms and the stories people hear will empower them to make a difference and be part of the change we need to see.”

“SummersDirect is excited to bring this timely and relevant conference to a global market and to bring more diversity to conference agendas,” said Renee Summers, Owner, SummersDirect Conferences & Events. “We hope this will lead to more diverse representation for all conference programs.”

For more information on the conference and sponsorship opportunities:

Andrea Tubbs, Conference Coordinator
1-250-699-0189 or andrea @

More information:
The Leader Like Me online conference series gives leaders from under-represented communities a platform to share their stories, struggles, strategies and success with an inclusive audience that needs inspiration and seeks to understand real-life learned experiences.

We believe that diversity at all levels of organizations is not only good for society, it is good for business and that all individuals – regardless of ability, race, gender, or sexual preference – should be comfortable bringing their whole selves to personal and professional interactions.

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