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Working Parents
Working Parents

Sat, May 25


Yonge & Finch Residence

Working Parents

You asked, and we listened! KPWA is excited to present our first ever event dedicated to working parents.

Time & Location

May 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Yonge & Finch Residence, Yonge St & Finch Ave E, Toronto, ON M2M, Canada

About the event

**Our first ever event dedicated to working moms and dads!**

Join us for an afternoon of meaningful conversations, new connections, and potential collaborations. We'll start the event with an intimate fireside chat with our guest speakers, where we will discuss topics around work-life harmony, parental leave, being a mompreneur, and so much more. We'll follow that with a mix and mingle, where you can relax and enjoy your much-deserved break. Come for the new friendships, honest conversations, or wine!

Space is limited to 20 registrants, so sign up today! Refreshments and snacks will be served. 

Meet our Speakers 

Jean Kim Ph.D, Co-Founder, LYP Program Inc. (Moderator)

Dr. Jean Kim is a Global Communication Strategist, Coach, and award-winning Educator with 25 years of experience empowering thousands of individuals from all over the world. She is also the Co-Founder of LYP Program Inc (, a training and consulting firm that specializes in women's leadership & DEI. Known for her fierce dedication toward the empowerment of women and other equity-deserving groups, she has conducted leadership training at organizations such as the World Bank, KPMG, and Seoul National University, to name a few. A true global citizen, Jean has lived in Seoul, Hong Kong, London, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, Paris, Vancouver, and Toronto. She now calls Toronto home and is the proud mom of an energetic young boy, whose creativity, curiosity, and loving heart serve as her biggest inspiration. Jean has proudly been serving as the Advisor to KPWA's Mentorship Committee since 2014.

Ibukun Abejirinde MD, Ph.D. MSc.  

Ibukun is a deeply curious individual who uses collaborative approaches to understand and solve problems in healthcare. Her work involves working closely with policymakers, patients, community organizations, and researchers to improve access to quality health services for people from marginalized populations. She wears multiple professional hats including being a Scientist at Trillium Health Partners, an Assistant Professor (status) at the University of Toronto, and a mentor/supervisor to young and emerging professionals. An immigrant to Canada, whose roots originates in Nigeria, West Africa, her greatest joys come alive through her husband and two daughters. She has a protected corner on the couch where she likes to find solace, and loves to travel even though she has not done that in a while.

Jennifer Shin, J.D, MI Decision Editor, Ontario College of Teachers

Jennifer is trained as a lawyer and currently works with the Tribunal’s unit of the Ontario College of Teachers. She loves the academic rigor of the law. However, she struggled to maintain a healthy work-life balance in a traditional law firm setting and pivoted early in her career to explore legal and law-adjacent roles in the regulatory sector. She also considered becoming a librarian and obtained a Master of Information, but eventually found herself back in the world of law and professional regulation. Outside of work, she spends her time trying (keyword: trying) to keep up with her three energetic children, and her equally energetic husband.

Yeonsil Yoo, Online Business Strategist

Yeonsil is the founder of, an online business education platform for Korean professionals and entrepreneurs. Born and raised in South Korea, she's been living and working in Singapore, the US, and Canada for over the past 17 years. On the side, she loves to write bilingual children's books to help them navigate their cultural identities. You can find her books on Amazon.


  • KPWA Member

    For KPWA Members

    • CA$10.00
  • Non-KPWA Member

    Non-KPWA Member ticket

    • CA$25.00
  • Child

    Light supervision will be provided. Please indicate if your child will be attending.

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