The Ontario Bar Association is proud to present a diverse lineup of thought leaders and influencers for the Inclusive Leader Series. The speaker faculty is comprised of award-winning educators, consultants, and champions of diversity and inclusion. We hope you take a moment to learn about our influential speakers as you take the next step in becoming a more inclusive leader.

Shakil Choudhury

Founding Partner, Anima Leadership

Shakil Choudhury is an award-winning educator and consultant with more than 20 years experience in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Fernando Garcia

General Counsel, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Nissan Canada

Fernando Garcia [B.A (Labour Studies), M.I.R, B.C.L, LL.B, and MBA] is the General Counsel for Nissan Canada Inc. and Infiniti Canada.  

Katherine Hensel

Founder and Principal, Hensel Barristers

Katherine Hensel, the founder and principal lawyer at Hensel Barristers, is Secwepemc. Katherine’s practice focuses on serving First Nations and their members. 

Naveen Mehta

General Counsel, UFCW Canada and Principal, CulturWorks Growth Strategies

Naveen is Director of Human Rights, Equity and Diversity to one of Canada’s largest private sector unions. 

Laleh Moshiri

National Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Laleh Moshiri is the National Director, Diversity and Inclusion at BLG. 

Lorne Sossin

Dean and Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Lorne Sossin is a Professor and Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, at York University. Prior to this appointment, Professor Sossin was a Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto (2002-2010). 

Charlene Theodore

Legal Counsel, Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association

Ms. Theodore is Treasurer of Ontario Bar Association (OBA), as well as Past Chair of the OBA Equality Committee.