Re-Imagining a New Way Forward with Intention

June 6, 2024 — 9:15–10:15 a.m.

“We must now speak environment, economy, foreign policy, health, and human rights in the same breath,” says Sheila Watt-Cloutier.

In this truly globe-spanning talk, Watt-Cloutier provides a clear, meaningful, and comprehensive understanding of the way these issues are interconnected, and what it means for the future of our planet.

Speaking on leadership, she shows how your organization fits into the grand scheme of things, and organizations can fulfill their mandate by understanding how the local connects to the global and vice versa.

With a focus on solutions, Watt-Cloutier brings the realities of the Arctic ― where Inuit today face profound challenges to their environment, their economy, their health, and their cultural well-being ― to light. The challenges they face are clearly connected to the industries we support, the disposable world we have become, and the non-sustaining policies we create. Because her Inuit culture faces the most extreme challenges of globalization, Watt-Cloutier speaks from first-hand experience, and couples that with her extensive experiences as a global leader.

Drawing upon her ancient culture and speaking from a position of strength, not victimhood, she helps audiences find common ground. Her Arctic voice — not as far away as we might imagine — enlightens and inspires. With inclusive goodwill, it bridges some extremely divided gaps around the world.

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