How small businesses can build a healthy relationship with work?

In this captivating episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we’re honored to host Mary Ann Yule, the President and CEO of HP Canada. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades, Mary Ann is celebrated for her visionary leadership in driving innovation across personal systems and printing technologies, as well as her commitment to sustainability and diversity in the tech sector. Under her guidance, HP Canada has emerged as a leader in sustainability and has been acknowledged as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Mary Ann shares her career journey, insights from the HP Work Relationship Index on hybrid work, the importance of inclusive leadership, sustainability and security initiatives at HP Canada, and strategies for digital transformation.

Key Highlight Points

  • Mary Ann Yule discusses her path to becoming President and CEO of HP Canada, highlighting the crucial decisions and lessons learned in leadership, innovation, and effecting change within a major corporation.
  • Exploration of the Work Relationship Index findings, including small business owners’ perspectives on work relationships and the role of leadership, technology, and workspace in promoting a healthy work environment.
  • Strategies for building more inclusive and equitable workplaces, with a focus on the impact of technology in achieving these leadership goals.
  • How HP Canada is leading the charge in making technology more sustainable and secure, offering strategic advice for small businesses on enhancing their practices in these areas.
  • Guidance on how small businesses can navigate digital transformation to remain competitive, including examples of successful strategies witnessed by HP Canada.

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We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mary Ann Yule for her illuminating conversation and the wisdom she has imparted in this episode. Her leadership at HP Canada serves as an inspiring blueprint for integrating technological innovation with a steadfast dedication to sustainability, diversity, and equitable practices. The insights shared today underline the significance of forward-thinking leadership and the impact it can have on shaping the future of work, championing sustainability, and ensuring the security of our digital world.

A special thank you to our partners, Exclusive Banking partner RBC, Exclusive shipping partner UPS, exclusive accounting software partner Xero, and exclusive E-mail partner Constant Contact. 

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