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Hazel McCallion to be a speaker at upcoming Women with Drive summit


OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada revealed today that former Mississauga mayor, Hazel McCallion, will be the breakfast speaker during the second annual Women with Drive summit.

The summit is slotted for March 3, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza – Toronto Airport Hotel. It was established to offer insights into ways that employers can recruit, retain and mentor women in Canada’s trucking industry.

McCallion was the longest-serving mayor in Mississauga, Ontario’s history, and retired after 36 years in 2014 at the age of 93. She was named Member of the Order of Canada in 2009, and earned an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 2010. Her name has been applied to a public school, Mississauga Hospital’s Centre for Heart Health, and a campus of Sheridan College. During her time in office, she formed the Hazel’s Hope campaign to fund healthcare for children afflicted with AIDS and HIV in southern Africa. She was also the first woman to hold roles including president of the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce, president of the Anglican Young Peoples’ Association of Canada, mayor of Streetsville, and mayor of Mississauga.

“Hazel McCallion shattered gender stereotypes during her tenure as a politician.  The incredible insights she has to offer are not to be missed,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada.

All early bird registrants will be entered into a draw to receive one of five signed copies of Hazel’s new book, Hurricane Hazel: A Life with Purpose. To register, go to https://www.truckinghr.com/en/content/women-drive-2015.  Early bird deadline is January 15, 2016.


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