Janaki (Jana) Seijts
Lecturer Management Communications; Program Founder Women's Leadership and Mentoring Program; Ivey Business School, Western University
Ms. Seijts is an award-winning lecturer in management communication at the Ivey Business School. She received her B.A., B.Ed., and M.A from the University of Toronto and was previously the coordinator and English language specialist at Western University's Writing Support Services. She has over 25 years’ experience teaching professional and technical communication courses to undergraduates and graduate students at Western University, Schulich School of Business-York University, and the University of Manitoba. She is the co-author of A Concise Guide to Technical Communication (First and Second Canadian Editions, 2010 and 2012), as well as IMPACT! A Guide to Business Communication, (Ninth Edition, 2017). Ms. Seijts is also a best-selling author of business cases in management communication, marketing communication, and general management, which have appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Her international reputation in the field of management communication has led to the development of educational collaborations with MBA programs and organizations around the world. Ms. Seijts is also the owner of a consulting company specializing in technical and professional communication. Her clients have included J.D. Irving, Lanxess, Toronto Hydro, the Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario, Ontario Power Authority, Tangerine, CIBC, the Agricultural Bank of China, Aecon, AVIVA, Arlanxeo, Skanska, The Learning Partnership, Marsh Canada, AIG, and The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. She is regularly invited to speak at postsecondary institutions and conferences and on topics such as Unlocking Your Leadership Presence, Strategic Storytelling for a Rapidly Changing World, Power Communication Skills for a Virtual World, Communicating in a Post Covid-19 World: Mentoring, Meetings, and Networking Online, Getting Social: Effective Social Media in Business, and Delivering High Impact Pitches.