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Here Are The 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women


Last night the Women’s Executive Network held its annual Canada’s Most Powerful Women Gala which drew over 500 men and women from across Canada to celebrate this list of accomplished women who work in both the private and public sector.

The gala was hosted by Anne-Marie Mediwake, Co-Anchor, CBC News Toronto. Here are the recipients of the 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women:

BMO Arts & Communications

WENDE CARTWRIGHT – President & CEO, SAVIRA CULTURAL + CAPITAL PROJECTS
PATRICIA GAGIC – Artist, PATRICIA K. GAGIC
SABRINA GEREMIA – Managing Director, Integrated Solutions, GOOGLE CANADA
JOANNE MACDONALD – VP, CTV NEWS
SHAHRZAD RAFATI – Founder & CEO, BROADBANDTV
ELEANOR WACHTEL – Host, CBC Radio’s Writers & Company and Wachtel in the Arts

RBC Champions

JANE ALLEN – Partner, & Global Leader – Renewable Energy, DELOITTE
ULRIKE BAHR-GEDALIA – President & CEO, DIGITAL NOVA SCOTIA
LISA BORSOOK – EXECUTIVE PARTNER, WEIRFOULDS LLP
DEBBY CARREAU – CEO & Founder, INSPIRED HR
CAROLINE CODSI – SVP & General Manager, Eastern Canada, SCM HEALTH
CAROL OSLER – SVP & Head of Financial Crimes and Fraud Management Group
BRIGITTE PARENT – SVP, Individual Insurance and Wealth, SUN LIFE FINANCIAL CANADA

Accenture Corporate Directors

MICHELINE BOUCHARD – Corporate Director, TELUS; PSP INVESTMENTS; INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FORUM
SOPHIE BROCHU – Director, BCE / President & CEO, GAZ MÉTRO
CHRISTINE HAND – Chairman of the Board, HOME HARDWARE STORES LIMITED
SARAH KAVANAGH – Independent Corporate Director, HUDBAY MINERALS
MARGARET MCKENZIE – Corporate Director, BONAVISTA ENERGY CORPORATION
EILEEN MERCIER – Chair, CANADIAN PAYMENTS ASSOCIATION
KATHLEEN O’NEILL – Board Director, Chair of Audit Committees, FINNING INTERNATIONAL; ARC RESOURCES; CADILLAC FAIRVIEW; INVESCO CANADA

Scotiabank Corporate Executives

CAROL BANDUCCI – EVP & CFO, IAMGOLD CORPORATION
CHRISTIANE BERGEVIN – Past EVP, Partnerships and Business Development, DESJARDINS GROUP
KRISTINA BOYCE – CEO, GREENWIN
NORIE CAMPBELL – Group Head Legal, Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crimes and Fraud Management, Enterprise Projects and General Counsel, TD BANK GROUP
ISABELLE CÔTÉ – Managing Director, Corporate Banking, CITI
CINDY FORBES – EVP & Chief Actuary, MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
MARY FORREST – President & CEO, North America (Life),MUNICH REINSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA (LIFE)
DIANE GIARD – EVP, Personal and Commercial Banking, NATIONAL BANK
CYNTHIA HANSEN – SVP, Operations, ENBRIDGE LIQUIDS PIPELINES
MARIANNE HASOLD-SCHILTER – EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, International Banking, SCOTIABANK
JENNIFER MAKI – CEO, VALE CANADA / Executive Director, VALE BASE METALS
GIANNA MANES – President & CEO, ENMAX CORPORATION
SHELLEY MARTIN – President & CEO, NESTLÉ CANADA INC
LINDA MCCURDY – President & CEO, K-BRO LINEN SYSTEMS INC.
SANDY MCINTOSH – EVP, People & Culture & Chief Human Resources Officer, TELUS
ELLEN MOORE – President & CEO, CHUBB INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA
MAARIKA PAUL – EVP & CFO, CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC
CHARLENE RIPLEY – EVP, General Counsel, GOLDCORP
LINDA SEYMOUR – EVP & Country Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC BANK CANADA
PATTI PERRAS SHUGART – Managing Director & Head, Corporate Banking & Global Credit, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
MARCIA SMITH – SVP, Sustainability & External Affairs, TECK RESOURCES
LOUISE ST-PIERRE – President & CEO, COGECO CABLE CANADA
JENNIFER TORY – Group Head, Personal and Commercial Banking, RBC
MARY TURNER – President & CEO, CANADIAN TIRE BANK & CANADIAN TIRE FINANCIAL SERVICES
BENITA WARMBOLD – Senior Managing Director & CFO, CANADIAN PENSION PLAN INVESTMENT BOARD

CIBC Entrepreneurs

NICOLE BOURQUE-BOUCHIER – CEO, THE BOUCHIER GROUP
KAREN FLAVELLE – Owner & CEO, PURDYS CHOCOLATIER
ALLISON GRAFTON – PRESIDENT, ROCKWOOD CUSTOM HOMES
NATASHA KOIFMAN – PRESIDENT, NKPR
WENDY LISOGAR-COCCHIA – CEO, CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL & SPA AND ABSOLUTE SPA GROUP
MANDY RENNEHAN – CEO & Founder, FRESHCO
GEETA SANKAPPANAVAR -PRESIDENT & COO, GRAFTON ASSET MANAGEMENT
MARTHA ZENKER – Founder & President, LISGAR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
IKRAM AL MOUASWAS – Senior Manager, DELOITTE
CAITIE DREWERY – Producer & Director of Client Services, Q MEDIA SOLUTIONS
GIOVANNA MINAGARELLI – CEO & Co-Founder, MCROWDSOURCING CANADA INC.
SIOBHAN ROBINSON – Project Engineer KERR WOOD LEIDAL ASSOCIATES
SARAH SASKA – Co-Founder & Partner, FEMINUITY / Doctoral Candidate, WESTERN UNIVERSITY
SHELBY WALSH – President, TREND HUNTER

KPMG Professionals

SARA L. AUSTIN – Champion for Women and Children & Non-Profit Advisor
JOËLLE BOISVERT – Managing Partner, Montréal, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON LLP
DR. HEATHER BRYANT – VP, Cancer Control, CANADIAN PARTNERSHIP AGAINST CANCER
KRISTEN CARSCALLEN – Canadian Managing Partner, Audit, KPMG LLP
CINDY CLARKE – Partner & National Group Head, Specialized Litigation, BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP
ELIZABETH HAMILTON-KEEN – Director of Investment Counselling, MAWER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD.
SAMANTHA HORN – PARTNER, STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP
MIRIAM POZZA – Partner, Quebec Deals Leader and Quebec Transaction Services Leader, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
VICTORIA PRINCE – Partner & National Practice Group Leader, Corporate Commercial Group, BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP
ELISE REES – Partner, Transaction Tax, ERNST & YOUNG LLP
JUDITH ROBINSON – Partner, National Practice Head of Canadian Intellectual Property Practice,NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT CANADA LLP
ASIFA SAMJI – VP, Environmental Services, STANTEC
JEANETTE SOUTHWOOD – VP, Strategy and Partnerships, ENGINEERS CANADA

PwC Public Sector Leaders

SHEREEN BENZVY MILLER – Assistant Deputy Minister Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services, INDUSTRY CANADA
BONNIE BORETSKY – VP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Compliance, CANADA POST
MICHELLE D’AURAY – Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada, ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
STACEY DAUB – CEO, TORONTO CENTRAL COMMUNITY CARE ACCESS CENTRE
MARNI DICKER – EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary INFRASTRUCTURE ONTARIO
DR. BLAIZE HORNER REICH – Dean; RBC Professor of Technology & Innovation, BEEDIE
KATHY KINLOCH – President, BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
JUDY MCKELLAR – SVP, People & Culture/ Health, Safety & Environment, HYDRO ONE NETWORKS
CHERYL REGEHR – VP & Provost, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
MARIAN WALSH – Associate CEO & Chief Transformation Officer, SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM

Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters

DR. JODI ABBOTT – President & CEO, NORQUEST COLLEGE
DR. SUE ABU-HAKIMA – Co-Founder & CEO, AMIKA MOBILE CORPORATION
CATHY BEEHAN – Founding CEO, ACTION CANADA
MARTHA BILLES – Chairman Emeritus,CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART CHARITIES
NATHALIE COOK – VP, Brand Partnerships, BELL MEDIA
ILONA DOUGHERTY
Youth Engagement Expert & Co-Founder, APATHY IS BORING
CATHERINE KARAKATSANIS
COO, MORRISON HERSHFIELD LIMITED
DR. SABINE MAI
Professor, Department of Physiology, Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Science, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
COLLEEN MCMORROW
Partner, Canadian Leader Strategic Growth Markets ERNST & YOUNG LLP
AKELA PEOPLES – President & CEO, THE LEARNING PARTNERSHIP
JENNIFER REYNOLDS – CEO, WOMEN IN CAPITAL MARKETS
COL. JOSÉE ROBIDOUX – Colonel Commandant, 35 CANADIAN BRIGADE GROUP
RHIANNON TRAILL – President & CEO, THE ECONOMIC CLUB OF CANADA
HELENE WEIR – President & CEO, YMCA CALGARY

WXN Hall of Fame

ELYSE ALLAN – President & CEO, GE
DR. AMIEE CHAN – President & CEO, NORSAT INTERNATIONAL INC.
LAURA DOTTORI-ATTANASIO – Senior EVP & Chief Risk Officer, CIBC
MARILYN EMERY – President & CEO, WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL
JUDY GOLDRING – EVP & COO, AGF MANAGEMENT
LISA KIMMEL – President, EDELMAN CANADA
LISA LISSON – President, FEDERAL EXPRESS CANADA
FIONA MACFARLANE – Managing Partner, British Columbia & Chief Inclusiveness Officer, ERNST & YOUNG LLP
KAREN MEADES – President, OTTAWA HEALTH SERVICES NETWORK
MONIQUE MERCIER – EVP, Corporate Affairs, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, TELUS
CYBELE NEGRIS – Co-Founder & CEO, WEBNAMES.CA
MIA PEARSON – Co-Founder, NORTH STRATEGIC



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