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.
Jackie is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hill Knowlton Strategies' Ottawa office, overseeing its four business units. Over 15 years’ experience has honed a comprehensive knowledge of the evolving nature of, and best practices in communications; the machinery/operations of the federal government; and the competitive and noisy public policy landscape. She is a strong team and business leader with a track record of motivating and directing multi-discipline and multi-region teams that deliver results.
The burning issue on many of our minds—preserving dignity through illness and age—is Martha’s cause and profession. Her expertise in hospice and palliative care has involved her in more than 20 boards and working committees in Canada and abroad. Managing Director of IntegraCare Inc., which helps people arrange 24-hour care, she is also a Director of the Toronto Commandery Hospice and the Vice-Chair of the National Palliative Care Project Committee. Martha is also a founding director of four not for profit organizations.
Mary Rozsa de Coquet is the Chairman and President of the Rozsa Foundation, a philanthropic family foundation known for innovative arts management programs and contribution to public arts policies. Mary crafts her career as a volunteer, in addition to pursuing various business opportunities. She has been given multiple awards for her leadership skills and her contributions to significant societal changes. In 2015, Mary was named to the Order of Canada. We are thrilled with Mary’s upcoming 2017 Women Who Make a Difference honour at the IWF Houston conference.
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).