Lifelong learning has been a topic of conversation for some time, but it’s never been more important or relevant than today. The rate of change experienced in the workplace continues to accelerate. Uncertainty runs rampant. Artificial Intelligence looms large, causing many professionals to wonder what it means for them and their future. And, most industry sectors continue to experience heightening competition in the marketplace.
Life is also longer today, putting greater emphasis on lifelong learning.
This week’s episode is all about how we can achieve career success through lifelong learning. I discussed extensively with Clare how to have difficult conversations at work, the importance of mentorship, and much more.
Clare Dai, Director of Tax, is responsible for providing Canadian tax services to Canadian funds and corporate entities within BlackRock.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Ms. Dai was a Senior Manager with TD Bank Financial Group, one of the big 5 banks in Canada, responsible for a team of 5 providing Canadian tax services to funds managed by TD Asset Management as well as providing tax advisory services to TD Custodial Operations with respect to complex corporate actions.
Before joining TD in 2010, Ms. Dai was a senior manager in a Toronto-based public-private equity firm for 3 years and worked as a tax manager with Deloitte Canada in their Corporate and International Tax services groups for 8 years.
Ms. Dai started her tax career in China as a tax official in State Tax Administration Bureau in 1992 and late joined Deloitte Shanghai, China in 1997, and was a tax manager before she moved to Canada.
Ms. Dai earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China, and a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She also has a graduate diploma in Economics from Johns Hopkins University SAIS. She is both a U.S. and Chinese CPA.
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