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Larry Tomei is a passionate advocate for Diversity & Inclusion. As a first generation Canadian, Larry knows the challenges faced by newcomers, and it was this experience which led to his devotion to promoting D&I. Larry is a strong supporter of empowering women in the workforce. At HSBC Bank Canada, he has achieved a 50% gender balance on his leadership team and has championed three-year diversity and gender promotion objectives. Within WPB, Larry created a platform for female leaders to raise their profiles. He often designates women leaders to represent him in business and speaking engagements, and leverages communication channels to promote women as role models for upcoming employees. Larry mentors and sponsors women, ultimately leading to career advancement and transition into more progressive, important and impactful roles. He hosts “Women Only” exchange sessions to facilitate their feedback and to identify opportunities not only for improvement, but also for creating a pipeline of top talent