Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel   |  September 30 - October 3, 2018

Women in Internal Audit Leadership Forum

Women in Internal Audit Leadership Forum

Monday, October 1, 2018, 11:30 am – 4:40 pm

According to the 2018 North American Pulse of Internal Audit, to be an internal disruptor, CAEs need to break out of their historical frame of reference and embrace agility and innovation. The latest Institute of Internal Auditors Pulse survey found that less than half of the CAEs surveyed consider their internal audit functions to be very or extremely agile. The results also showed innovation is not a consistent activity throughout the internal audit profession. The conclusion; internal audit must transform itself to provide value to organizations in the midst of disruption.

Finding and attracting enough candidates with the right skills continues to be a challenge for CAEs. That challenge increases dramatically when we look at the disproportionate number of male versus female CAEs.

The IIA Canada’s Women in Internal Audit Leadership Forum (WIL) is designed to encourage discussion and analysis of the IA landscape for women particularly. It provides women with the opportunity to network with like-minded females in Internal Audit executive roles. This forum includes a panel discussion, keynote presentation and plenty of time for questions, answers and open discussion. The event begins with a networking lunch and includes another networking break later in the afternoon.

Join us for this exciting opportunity to look at the themes of agility and innovation from the perspective of the women in Internal Audit leadership.

In addition, you will earn 3.5 CPE credits!


10:30 – 17:30 Registration Open (Ballroom Foyer, Level 4)
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 12:40 Welcome Remarks
12:45 – 14:30 Canadian Women in Leadership Panel: Women Leaders – Agility in the Age of Disruption

Moderator: Julie Betts, Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive, Public Safety Portfolio Department, Government of Canada


Shannon Urban, Executive Director, Ernst & Young; Past Chair North American Board, Institute of Internal Auditors 

Lisa M. Lee,
Director, Audit, Google Inc.
Jenitha John, Directrice de l’audit interne, FirstRand Ltd. 
Fatima Barros, Vice President, Audit and Evaluation, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

14:30 – 15:00 Networking Break
15:00 – 16:30 Keynote

Nancy Vonk & Janet Kestin, Women behind Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, authors, co-founders of Swim leadership lab 
16:30 – 16:40 Wrap up