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Speak Up for Inclusion

We invited people from all walks of life to have frank conversations about diversity and inclusion. Watch these powerful stories and be inspired to start your own conversations. Because we believe that in order to speak up for inclusion, we need to speak about inclusion.

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Speak Up for the Inclusion of Women

Through candid discussions about cultural and societal challenges faced by women in the workforce, we are openly questioning barriers to inclusion and equality.

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When More People Speak Up, More People Listen

Watch the conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion deepen when we simply ask a diverse group of people to share their experiences.

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Picture This

Try this experiment that questions some basic assumptions made about people.

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Speak Up for LGBT+ Inclusion

A conversation that speaks to the challenges surrounding LGBT+ issues and the benefits of creating inclusive environments for everyone.

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Black History Month: Building an Inclusive Culture

As part of Black History Month, RBC employees shared their thoughts about stereotypes, barriers to inclusion, lack of representation and how we must all work together to drive real change.

Staying True to RBC Indigenous Employees

This video series shares the personal and cultural exploration by some of our Indigenous employees and how RBC is working to provide opportunities to contribute and grow.

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Stay True to Who You Are

We talk to RBC Indigenous employees about how they are thriving in an industry far removed from their cultural heritage, while staying true to who they are.

Betty Rose-Commu, RBC employee
Quest for Knowledge

Hear from Betty Rose-Commu, GTR West Regional Vice President, about how, through her unrelenting pursuit of growth, she learned that she is always her own best asset.

Harry Wilmot, RBC employee
Generations of Opportunity

Harry Wilmot, Senior Advisor of Indigenous Markets, talks about how his work at RBC allows him to pursue his personal commitment to help carve a prosperous future for Indigenous generations.

Jessica Shute and Eric Turner, RBC employees
The Royal Eagles

Jessica Shute, Mortgage Specialist, and Eric Turner VP, Commercial Financial Services, tell us how a dedicated program at RBC helped them to explore their heritage and learn more about who they are.

Karen Bird, RBC employee
Finding Purpose

Karen Bird, RBC Dominion Securities Investment Advisor, explains how she derives creativity from staying true to herself and how that creativity enables her to promote positive change in her community.

Michael Polak, RBC employee
Developing Your Identity

Michael Polak, Associate Account Manager, Commercial, talks about discovering his Indigenous voice and how he became inspired to take positive action.

Jadelyn Psutka, RBC employee
Contributing to Communities

Jadelyn Psutka, Inclusion Sourcing Specialist, started out wanting to help people in her own community, but followed a path that led her to discover she had so much more to give.

Powerful Women Empowering Women

Award-winning broadcast journalist, Soledad O’Brien, discusses inspiring stories of achievement with extraordinary women who, through talent and determination, have blazed a trail they hope will inspire a new generation of female achievers.

Soledad O’Brien interviewing Dessa
Defining Her Own Success

Dessa is a singer, rapper and writer whose albums “Parts of Speech” and “Chime” reached the top 200 on the Billboard charts and whose writing has been published in The New York Times.

Soledad O’Brien interviewing Cynthia Vernón
Nothing is Out of Reach

Cynthia Vernón, Ph.D., started her career in the 1960s as a mathematician at NASA during a time when women were underrepresented.

Soledad O’Brien interviewing Susannah Wellford
Leading by Example

Susannah Wellford is the founder of two organizations, Running Start and Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), designed to raise the political voice of young women in America.

Soledad O’Brien interviewing Lindsay Whalen
It’s Never Been Just a Game

Lindsay Whalen is head coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team and former Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) world champion.

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Inclusion Learning Centre

By working together and providing education about inclusion we can meet new challenges, fuel innovation through diversity of thought, help create prosperity through inclusive design and make a positive impact in the workplace and on society.