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Synthia Kloot Appointed as Advisory Committee Member of Vancouver BOT Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council

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Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) announced the Advisory
Committee of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) which is an evolution of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). The DLC will focus on addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to encourage allyship and enhance business innovation while continuing its efforts in supporting the advancement of women in business.

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Synthia Kloot, Senior Vice President, Operations as an Advisory Committee Member.

Synthia shares, “Simple conversations can have huge impacts when we listen empathetically, act as an ally and ask how best to support others to find their voice or seat at the table. Being a member of Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council provides me the opportunity to collaborate with a truly diverse board and learn from fellow members as we work toward a common goal. Leveraging the work we’ve done and are doing individually, in our organizations, the business community and our communities, will help businesses further advance Diversity and Inclusion and ultimately make a positive, lasting impact on the Vancouver region.”

As part of its initial priorities, the council will hold programs and workshops that help to educate GVBOT members on these issues. It will also offer resources to help businesses improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as well as actively championing BIPOC representation on panels at Board events.

Click here to learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Pamela Smith

Director Communications I Canada


As the National Director, Corporate Communications, Pamela covers national corporate communications for Colliers Canada and is responsible for the strategic development of internal and external communications to:

•                     Communicate Colliers’ strategic vision and priorities;

•                     Facilitate and ensure consistent messaging across service lines and among shared services;

•                     Enhance and protect the Colliers brand and reputation;

•                     Develop internal & external communications programs for senior leaders, including thought leadership, sponsorships and speaking opportunities.

Reporting to the VP, Marketing and Communications and collaborating closely with the Senior Manager, Content and key leaders across the business, Pamela is a key member of National Marketing and Communications team and the Global Communications team at Colliers International. 

Along with Executive Sponsor Lex Perry, Pamela manages the Communications Pillar for the North American Diversity and Inclusiveness program at Colliers.

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