Guest speaker: Laura Soria | CIBC, Director, Talent Acquisition, Personal and Business Banking

Laura Soria is currently Director of People, Culture and Brand, her portfolio currently encompasses the retail banking sector for CIBC, Canada, covering a wide range of roles from banking centers, mobile advice, strategy & transformation, business banking and many more. Her background spans 15 years in the retail banking channel where she has held all the roles from customer service representative to general manager. An outspoken and active advocate for inclusion and diversity, she leads a team of over 35 supporting them in achieving their greatest potential – a key passion for Laura is helping others! When not at work you will find Laura learning about local, organic food, mentoring and supporting communities through multiple initiatives.

Learn all about coffee chats, one of the most powerful of forms of networking to help open doors, but largely underused by refugees. Topics include:

  • What is a Coffee Chat?

  • How to ask for a coffee chat?

  • How to book and have productive coffee chat?

  • What to do after the coffee chat?