Canadian Leadership Connect:
How We Feel at Work Matters
*Participation in a
Virtual Think Tank
may be subject to meeting qualification criteria and/or availability.
Michelle Slater is the Senior Marketing Director, Americas Region for Indeed and is responsible for both the business and consumer marketing functions in Canada, the United States, Brazil and Mexico. She has more than two decades of senior-level marketing experience and has delivered award-winning campaigns across traditional, digital and social marketing channels. Before joining Indeed, Michelle spent six years at Twitter (now known as X), leading its Canadian business marketing function. Prior to that, she worked in progressively senior marketing roles at Royal Bank of Canada, culminating with her leading the creation of the bank’s social media function and marketing strategy. Michelle also contributes to a number of marketing associations and has been actively involved with career advancement for women. She is an avid sailor, she has run seven marathons and she is an unapologetic cat person.
Brendon Bernard is a Senior Economist at Indeed.com, based in Toronto. He has been the Canadian lead of the Indeed Hiring Lab since 2018, combining publicly available data with the wealth of information internal to the Indeed hiring platform to make sense of the Canadian labour market. Brendon was previously an economist with Finance Canada, analyzing the U.S. economy, and developing Canadian financial sector policy. He holds a Master’s in Economics from the Vancouver School of Economics at University of British Columbia.
Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve is a professor of economics at the University of Oxford where he also directs the Wellbeing Research Centre. His research was selected among "The Management Ideas that Mattered Most" by Harvard Business Review and he was awarded the Ruut Veenhoven Award for his contributions to the scientific study of happiness. De Neve is an editor of the World Happiness Report and a frequent advisor to governments and businesses. De Neve obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. His research and commentary regularly feature in the media, including in The Economist, the Financial Times, and on the BBC. He is a frequent speaker at academic and non-academic conferences, including at PopTech and TED.