CSE’s Barrington Miller is joined by Dexter John, CEO of Morrow Sodali (Canada), for a special Black History Month episode to discuss the experience of being a Black executive in Canada’s corporate world, including the importance of seeking mentorship and taking advantage of opportunities. The conversation also includes Dexter’s advice for young people to succeed and for executives to promote greater diversity.
Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Dexter discuss in this edition of the “Exchange for Entrepreneurs” podcast:
0:00 – Introduction and background
1:52 – Thoughts on being a Black executive in Canada
5:30 – The importance of finding mentors among people of influence
8:33 – On entering business and corporate Canada
10:59 – His experience dealing with prejudice among coworkers and classmates
13:06 – Dexter’s experience being a CEO
15:59 – His advice for the youth of tomorrow to succeed in business
22:25 – On the future of corporate Canada in terms of diversity
About Dexter John
Dexter is the Chief Executive Officer at Morrow Sodali (Canada). He represents and advises clients on a wide range of issues, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, executive compensation issues, public company reporting, capital markets transactions and general corporate matters.
About Morrow Sodali
Morrow Sodali provides corporate boards and executives with strategic advice and services relating to corporate governance, shareholder and bondholder communication and engagement, capital markets intelligence, proxy solicitation, shareholder activism and mergers and acquisitions.
Learn more about Morrow Sodali at https://morrowsodali.com/