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Elevating Tomorrow's Leaders: An International Conversation with Derrick Raphael (GPLLM 2016)

Join us for a discussion on international careers and purpose-driven entrepreneurship through BIPOC empowerment

Black History Month
Networking
Career Support
Young Alumni
New Grads
Headshot of U of T Alum, Derrick Raphael
  • In-person event
  • Q&A Follows the discussion
  • Refreshments will be provided

Leader. Visionary. Icon.

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a compelling conversation on a career transition from U.S. law and venture capital to purpose-driven, community-focused entrepreneurship in Canada. You'll learn about U of T alum Derrick Raphael and his startup, ICON Talent Partners, who champion BIPOC empowerment in the workplace and beyond. This will be an unmissable discussion on forging paths to success and fostering inclusive opportunities for the next generation of leaders along the way.


About Derrick

Derrick Raphael is an experienced social entrepreneurship visionary, startup leader and venture capitalist with an eye towards the future. He has worked in the not for profit and community development sectors over 20 years and is the Co-Founder and CEO of ICON Talent Partners (ICON) which has changed the lives of many BIPOC professionals and youth since its inception in 2019. 

Due to the efforts of ICON he has also in turn changed the face of the venture capital and private equity ecosystems in Canada. His experiences as the part of the founding teams of two early stage venture capital firms has proven impactful as he looks to impact, scale and support the development of more global startups launched by individuals from equity seeking groups such as those led by women, BIPOC communities, immigrants and others. 

He is the proud father of two young boys, Harper (5) and Preston (2), and is the husband to Marilyn Raphael who is a leader at a major Canadian bank and Co-Founder and COO for ICON Talent Partners.


Have questions about this event?

Contact Adrian Barrow, Alumni Engagement Coordinator at adrian.barrow@utoronto.ca

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