Josephine V. Yam

AI Lawyer & AI Ethicist.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist.
Climate Change Advocate.

Speaking

I am a regular speaker at national and international conferences, panels and events. I have been interviewed on national and international media including CNN, CNBC, Cosmopolitan and Newsweek. I have conducted workshops and training for various companies including Accenture, Shell Canada, Enbridge, Equifax and RBC Royal Bank of Canada. I have delivered talks and webinars for illustrious organization including the Canadian Bar Association, the International Women’s Forum Canada and Conference Board of Canada. The topics I speak about are on women leadership, good governance, diversity & inclusion, female entrepreneurship and AI ethics.

Western Michigan University conference presentation on COVID & AI Technology

Josephine was a presenter at the 10th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference together with Prof. Joshua Skorburg on the topic “Digital Mental Health Responses to COVID-19: Some Anticipatory Ethical Analyses”

University of Duke webinar presentation on COVID, AI and Mental Health

Josephine was a presenter at the Duke University's Kenan Institute For Ethics MadLab together with Prof. Joshua Skorburg on the topic “COVID, AI ethics & Mental Health”

Josephine was interviewed at Imagine Canada’s 2019 Summit. Imagine Canada is a national charity that envisions a stronger Canada where charities work together alongside business and government to build vibrant and prosperous communities.

Josephine Victoria Yam donates RBC Award to Ancop

Josephine was featured in Canada’s 2019 Asian Heritage Month celebrations. Being female, a visible minority and immigrant, Josephine is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Josephine Victoria Yam donates RBC Award to Ancop

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awardee, Josephine, donated her RBC check award to Ricky Cuenca, President of Ancop International. ANCOP is a Canadian charity dedicated to uplift the lives of poor families in developing countries through shelter, child education, and humanitarian relief.

Most Infuential Filipina in the World Awards

Josephine won the Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award! She received her award at the 15th Filipina Leadership Global Summit held at the historic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, UK. This prestigious award "recognizes Filipina women who have risen to the most influential positions around the world and are using their influence to make an impressive impact in society”.

Josephine Victoria Yam featured in the CCCA / CBA

Josephine was featured in the Fall 2018 issue of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) Magazine. The CCCA is a section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the essential ally and advocate of the 35,000 lawyers in Canada.

Josephine is quoted in the article sharing that by volunteering on boards, “it gives employees an open, curious mindset that allows them to be exposed to different ideas and to people who are very different from themselves in many ways. So when they come back to the company, they bring in new ideas and new skills, and they're more creative and innovative. And more importantly, they've developed empathy.”

Josephine was featured by the University of British Columbia (UBC) Extended Learning, Centre for Intercultural Communication: How Diversity & Inclusion Skills Can Make You a Better Leader

Josephine was featured by the PTC Punjabi World News for being among the RBC Top 25 Canadian Award winners.

Josephine Victoria Yam featured in Toronto.com

Josephine Yam was featured by Toronto.com.

Josephine Victoria Yam featured in the University of Calgary Website

University of Calgary Law School proudly announced that Josephine, its Alumna, won the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award!

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

Josephine was selected as one of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners!

For Josephine, this prestigious award celebrates… "inspirational immigrants who have contributed to Canada and are helping to make our country a better place to live in”.

"I am so honoured and humbled to receive this award", said Josephine. "It's an amazing validation in support of B3's mission of building a diverse and inclusive Canada".

Josephine Victoria Yam with Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila P. Garcia

Her Excellency Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila Garcia received Josephine at the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa. Ambassador Garcia commended Josephine, a Filipino immigrant to Canada, for B3’s significant social impact across Canada. The Ambassador also congratulated Josephine for her nomination to the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards for 2018.

Josephine for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards! Meet Josephine Yam, CEO & Co-Founder of B3 Canada. Learn how her work in B3 is creating positive social impact across Canada!

Pinoy Radio

Josephine was interviewed by Von Canton and Mahal Hudson of Pinoy Radio, one of the most popular Filipino Canadian broadcast stations. The lively conversation covered Josephine’s struggles as a Canadian immigrant, the social impact that B3 Canada is making across the country and her nomination to the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards for 2018.

IWF

The International Women’s Forum Toronto Chapter invited Josephine, an IWF member herself, to be its guest speaker for its Defining Moments event. The event was held at the beautiful home of Pauline Couture, who also facilitated the intimate event.

Josephine Yam speaks in the Conference Board of Canada

Josephine was the speaker at the Conference Board of Canada’s Corporate Community Investment Council workshop in Vancouver. She discussed how employees who serve on nonprofit boards can effectively enhance a company’s community engagement and corporate brand.

Josephine’s Meet The Speaker segment for The Conference Board of Canada event: How to Succeed as a Non-Profit Board Director

Josephine introduces the B3 Canada eLearning Program entitled Leaders On Board: What You Need To Know When Serving On A Nonprofit Board

Toronto CREWS

Josephine was a panelist in the panel of the Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Board Readiness Program. The discussion focused on strategies on how to search for a board position in the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors.

Josephine Yam. ELC Green Regs & Ham

Josephine, CEO of the Environmental Law Centre of Alberta, welcomed guests to the third annual Green Regs and Ham Breakfast event to a sold-out crowd at the University of Calgary. The Commissioner Julie Gelfand, Canada’s Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, was the event’s keynote speaker. Esteemed panelists included Nigel Bankes (Faculty of Law, University of Calgary), Gordon Lambert (Member of the Alberta’s Climate Change Strategy Panel) and Ben Thibault (Director of the Pembina Institute).

Josephine was interviewed for the Alberta Emerald Awards.

Josephine was interviewed as one of Natural Step Canada's selected Energy Futures Lab Fellows as an environmental law expert.

Josephine Yam. SSHRC.

Josephine was a panelist in the international panel of the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change workshop. The discussion was entitled: “After Paris: Politics, Climate Change and Labour”.

Josephine Victoria Yam featured in the University of Calgary Website

Josephine was featured in the University of Calgary Website

Josephine Victoria Yam featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine

Josephine was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine: e-Legal Eagle

Josephine Victoria Yam featured in Newsweek Magazine

Josephine was featured in Newsweek Magazine: Rise of the Asian Woman

Josephine was featured in CNN: eBiz Asia

Josephine was featured in CNBC: Dot Commerce

Josephine Victoria Yam featured in the Inquirer: Lawyer.com

Josephine was featured in the Inquirer: Lawyer.com

Josephine Victoria Yam featured in the Inquirer: A Lawyer’s Brain, an Entrepreneur’s Heart

Josephine was featured in the Inquirer: A Lawyer’s Brain, an Entrepreneur’s Heart