As President and CEO of Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, Ellen has been honored for her achievements by Catalyst Inc. (Catalyst Canada Honours Award for Company/Firm Leader Champion), Women of Influence (Canadian Diversity Champion), Women’s Executive Network (Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada Award) and McGill University (McGill Management Achievement Award).
Françoise is President and Managing Partner at DGC Capital Partners. An IWFC member since 2004, Françoise sits not only as the IWF Canada Vice-President, but also on the IWF Leadership Foundation Board. She was recently named ‘une incontournable en finance’ as one of 8 ‘must-watch’ stars in her sector. In 2013, Françoise was awarded the Queen’s Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her extensive work with women & wealth over the years and won the Quebec Financial Women’s Association 2013 bursary for attending the Collège des Administrateurs de sociétés.
Bette is a high energy and results oriented executive with over 25 years’ experience in designing and implementing organizational and human resource strategies to address priorities in the areas of health education, community and human development. Bette is a relationship builder who enthusiastically engages a diversity of stakeholders including clientele, professional staff, volunteers, donors, private, public, and not-for profit sector partners; to achieve shared mission, vision, and values. As Principal of MapleKey Coaching, it’s all in a day’s work for Bette.
Now beginning her second term as Treasurer, Shannon was most recently Vice Chair and the Chief Inclusion Officer for Deloitte Canada and a member of the firm’s Global Board of Directors. Shannon has been named as one of Canada’s most powerful women three times; in 2010, 2012 and 2016. Shannon’s passion for giving back is demonstrated through her involvement with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and mentoring start-ups and entrepreneurs among other initiatives.
Marion has a strong record of executive leadership, awarding communications program development and execution. She is President of GCI Canada, a multi-million dollar consultancy within WPP, the world’s largest communications services group, serving a broad portfolio of public sector, multinational and not for profit clients.
Marion is an active community volunteer participating as a Group Leader in the Ryerson Lifeline Syria program and is on the Board of the Canadian Feed the Children Fund, an international development agency.
Donna began her career in the uber-hectic world of telecom at Bell Canada. After a series of successive promotions in Marketing and Sales, including being selected as one of the inaugural female sales leaders, she decided to look for some new excitement. Minacs (now Aditya Burla Minacs) came calling -and she took on the strategic portfolio expansion initiative. She was recruited to TELUS International to leverage her outsourcing expertise and launch their Canadian Sales Plan. And then switching gears, she assumed a new role at Equifax leading the Sales, Support and Strategy for their largest Canadian Customer.
Donna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brock University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from the University of Windsor. Coming in as a new member at IWF Toronto in 2005 , she joined the Membership Committee under the sage guidance of Agnes de Leonardi and Libby Burnham. And from there , the Fellows Committee before taking on the Chapter Co-Chair Role with Ellen Moore. She also served on the Board of Arthritis Research Foundation from 2012-2017 to assist with their transition to Mt Sinai Hospital. And she was a founding member of the Senior Women in Technology Forum in Toronto.
Donna continues her commitment to "Advancing Women's Leadership" with a focus on sponsoring the next generation of young women leaders. She was an active supporter of Toronto's "Daughters of IWF" and recently engaged with the Canadian Association of Business Students. She is excited to Chair the Volunteer Committee for the 2019 Leadership Conference in Toronto .
Fulbright Scholar, Littauer fellow Harvard ,Author of OWN IT Your Success,your Future, Your life. Leads ground breaking research leader to change conversations, Facilitates and develops cutting edge women's leadership development programs. partners in leading edge research, Inspirational speaker, consultant, coach and leader. I also blog for the Huffington Post While currently founding executive in Residence CREWW Carleton, I was the founding Executor of the Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, a senior executive for many years in the Federal Department of Justice with my last role as Head, Status of Women Canada and a former professor of law at Dalhousie University. I currently sit on the Beechwood National Cemetery board, former chair of the Queensway- Carleton hospital Board, member of the Harvard Women's leadership board, a former member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Board Diversity Council and a mentor for the Women's Leadership Network, Canadian women in communications and the IWF elite athlete program. I deliver workshops to organizations on owning your own success for women, co-facilitate in our advancing women in leadership programs, partner in leading edge research including our recent study Everyday, Everywhere Innovating, Women entrepreneurs and Innovation, and am often a key note speaker on leadership and ownership of success. I am also a frequent media commentator. I have extensive experience in building organizations, including creating and nurturing diversity, risk management, leadership and organizational development, human rights, Aboriginal issues and governance.
The national board is pleased to have Dana taking on the role of director, National Partnerships. Dana has been chief executive officer of the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Quebec since March 2016. In May 2014, Dana was appointed by the Minister of Finance of Quebec to be part of special Commission d'examen sur la fiscalité Québécoise to examine Quebec’s fiscal landscape and make recommendations, which were included in the March 2015 Quebec budget. In 2012, she was nominated for president of the board of the Financial Women’s Association of Quebec (FWA).