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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
5:30 PM
 - 8:00 PM
LinkedIn Offices

Networking for Impact

Paula Allen (TELUS Health), Jake Hirsch-Allen (LinkedIn), Jeanne Lam, Diana Luu (LinkedIn) & Dan Moulton (Crestview Strategy)
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Join Canadian Club Toronto on April 9 for a dynamic panel and networking opportunity. Our expert panelists will delve into the evolving landscape of professional networking in the midst of increasing digitalization and the rise of hybrid work models. This engaging discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by this shift, and share valuable insights into leveraging digital platforms, mastering virtual communication techniques, and maintaining meaningful connections in both virtual and physical spaces. Whether you’re a seasoned networker, or just beginning to navigate this new terrain, this event offers practical advice and invaluable networking opportunities for professionals across all sectors. With opening remarks from Diana Luu, Canada Country Manager for LinkedIn, this panel will feature:

  • Paula Allen- Global Leader and SVP, Research and Client Insights, TELUS Health
  • Jake Hirsch-Allen- North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn
  • Jeanne Lam- Advisor & Investor
  • Dan Moulton– Partner, Crestview Strategy

Please note this is a 19+ event.


Paula Allen

Global Leader and SVP, Research and Client Insights, TELUS Health

Paula Allen is the Global Leader of Research and Client Insights and a Vice-President at TELUS Health. Her focus is on discovering defining and communicating industry trends; working with clients to provide analytics, data-driven decision guidance and change management; and supporting TELUS Health with insights to inform our products and client support.

Paula is a well-recognized expert in all areas of workplace mental health, total health and wellbeing, learning strategies, disability management and inclusive workplaces. She is a sought-after speaker by media, organizations, and conferences for her knowledge and expertise in current issues and the future direction of health, wellbeing, productivity, and related risk management.

Paula completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Toronto in psychological research and neuropsychological testing and clinical intervention. She has more than 20 years of experience relating to workplace research, product development and operational leadership that spans the range of EFAP, Workplace Learning, Attendance and Disability Management and Health and Benefits Consulting.

She is also a member of the Women’s College Hospital’s Board of Directors, part of the Technical Committee for the update to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, on the Board of Kerry’s Place Autism Services and several other research and advisory boards.


Jake Hirsch-Allen

North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn

Jake Hirsch-Allen builds public private partnerships between North America’s governments, workforce development organizations, colleges and universities, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions. Through this work, Jake supports and is learning to be an ally to groups such as newcomers, refugees and people with disabilities.

Jake advises several startups including the Learning Economy Foundation, Mission Impact Academy, and Readocracy. He speaks regularly on the changing nature of work and learning and is passionate about immigration, interoperability, open and user-owned data, skills-based-hiring and -learning and AI regulation.

Jake is a Director on the Boards of the Ontario Tech Talent and the Canadian Club. He founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada’s foremost software development bootcamp and Hacking Health. A former intellectual property and international criminal lawyer, Jake was also Chair of the Technology Committee of the Global Education Platform, taught Global Health at McMaster University and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.


Jeanne Lam​

Advisor & Investor

Previously as President of Wattpad, a global entertainment company and storytelling app used by 94M people every month, Jeanne was responsible for overseeing Wattpad’s growth.

Jeanne has spent most of her career in consumer tech, scaling user and revenue growth. Prior to Wattpad, Jeanne led growth and user acquisition at Shapeways (SHPW), the world’s largest 3D printing service. She has also worked at Yahoo as Director of Platform Strategy, and mobile payments company, GoPago, as Head of Marketing & Business Intelligence. Before her startup career, she spent three years as a management consultant at Accenture.

Jeanne is a founding member of the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR), a board advisor for Women and Color, and a board member of the Canadian Club of Toronto. She also serves as the president of the board of the Cornell Club of Toronto and a member of the board of the HBS Club of Toronto. Jeanne has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.


Diana Luu

Canada Country Manager & Senior Director Strategic Accounts, LinkedIn

Diana Luu has been t at LinkedIn Canada since 2010, working in various positions across North America. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Diana worked at Bell Media managing Affiliate Relationships. As the Head of LinkedIn Marketing Solutions in Canada, she is responsible for shaping and executing the growth strategy for the company’s Marketing Solutions business in the Canadian market and played a vital role in growing the team from 10 to 90 across North America.

Diana also plays an active role in shaping LinkedIn’s inclusive workforce culture as the current Global Lead of LinkedIn’s Women’s Initiative Investment (WiN) program, an initiative to increase the number of women in leadership positions and to promote a culture where every employee can thrive and reach their fullest potential. Additionally, she is the Executive Sponsor of LinkedIn Canada’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) Council, which strives to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Her involvement with these groups stems from her passion to help build a company culture that fosters employee growth and success for everyone.


Dan Moulton

Partner, Crestview Strategy

Dan Moulton specializes in building strategies that win public opinion and secure legislative and policy victories. Dan leads Canada’s largest corporations through periods of change, regulatory turmoil and reputational risk. As a Vice President at Crestview Strategy’s Toronto Office, Dan’s expertise has formed a practice focused on disruptive consumer-facing technologies and the politics of energy and electricity policy.

Prior to joining Crestview Strategy, Dan served as a senior advisor at Queen’s Park in the governments of Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne. Across various roles, he provided strategic leadership on some of the highest-stakes files in government, including one of the largest initial public offerings in Canadian history, two minority government budgets, and a plan to cut the cost of electricity by 25%.

You’ve likely seen or heard Dan’s political insights on Canada’s national news networks, including the CBC, CTV, GlobalTV and Global News Radio. He serves as a Director of the Canadian Club of Toronto. He’s a founding director of the next-gen Foundation Board for the largest healthcare research organization in North America and is a patron of the National Ballet of Canada’s young professionals’ programme.

A native of Woodstock – Ontario, Dan is an active advisor to the Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and previously stood as the party’s candidate in Oxford County. He holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, as well as a BA in Political Science from Huron College at the University of Western Ontario.