3rd Annual Captain Nichola Goddard
presented by Bennett Jones
About the Captain Nichola Goddard Leadership Roundtable
The 3rd Annual Captain Nichola Goddard Leadership Roundtable focussed on a critical leadership attribute needed now more than ever: leading in complex and ambiguous environments. The cross-Canada event featured a keynote address from Brigadier General Krista Brodie followed by interactive breakout discussions facilitated by remarkable women from the Canadian Armed Forces and hosted by leaders from the business sector. Building upon successful past events in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, the virtual guided discussions, supported by Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor Taylor, examined insights acquired by women service members and consider ways by which these experiences can inform the future of work in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants gained perspective on leading with clarity during challenging times, and how to develop innovative solutions in ever-evolving circumstances, while also recognizing the unique impacts of COVID-19 on women. The discussions drew parallels between the military and business landscapes and examined the challenges faced during uncertain times.
True Patriot Love is grateful to Bennett Jones for being the Presenting Sponsor for this special event.
This year’s Goddard Leadership Event raised over $100,000 for the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund Thank you to everyone who made these events possible.
Brigadier-General Krista D. Brodie
Brigadier-General Krista D. Brodie is the Commander of Military Personnel Generation Group (MPGG) for the Canadian Armed Forces. She is a student and practitioner of leadership and literature, of history and humanity, of character and culture, of tactics and tenacity, of science and strategy, and of global supply chains. Over the course of her career, Brigadier-General Brodie has served in key command and staff appointments, been a paratrooper and professor, deployed on international operations in Croatia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and joined domestic battles against floods, ice storms, forest fires, and pandemic. She is a passionate advocate for People Operations. With the help of a ridiculously large shaggy dog, she and her husband are raising three school-age children.
Thank you to our Sponsors
Through the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund, True Patriot Love provides national funding to directly benefit community programs that support servicewomen, Veteran women, and their families. The Fund was established in memory of Captain Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian women soldier to die in a combat role.
“We started the Captain Goddard Fund to celebrate and serve strong women like Nichola who have the courage to never take no for an answer. They are the servicewomen, female Veterans, and their families, who protect the values integral to Canada and stand on guard for those less fortunate around the world.”
Katherine Rusk, Sister of Captain Nichola Goddard