An award-winning biomedical engineer, Molly Shoichet is only person to be a Fellow of Canada’s three national academies: Canadian Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
A leader in the venture capital world, Gerri Sinclair founded NCompass Labs, acquired by Microsoft. She was General Manager of MSN Canada and has received numerous tech awards.
The founder of Kids & Company and a mother of eight, Victoria Sopik has received an RBC Women Entrepreneur of The Year Award, an EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award, and a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award.
The founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Janice Stein is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.
The driving force behind North America’s largest organic breakfast food manufacturer, Ratana Stephens is the co-founder and co-CEO of Nature’s Path. She has received a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award.
Angela Sterritt is an award-winning Gitxsan journalist and artist, receiving the Investigative Award of the Year for coverage of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Belinda Stronach is the chairman and president of The Stronach Group and the chairman of Acasta Capital. She is an innovative businesswoman, philanthropist, and former politician. The World Economic Forum named her a Global Leader of Tomorrow.
One of the first female leaders in the FinTech industry and a co-founder of two companies, Shannon Susko has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, and won a Sarah Kirke Award.
An award-winning journalist, Tamara Taggart is the weekday anchor with CTV News at Six and a strong community advocate, especially with BC Women’s Hospital and Down Syndrome Foundation. She is a recipient of the Order of BC.
Served as advisor to BC’s Premier Christy Clark. She’s the former Chancellor of Simon Fraser University and formerly BC’s Minister of Finance. She has four honorary degrees and has been a role model for young women.
As the chair of RBC, Katie Taylor is the first woman to run a major Canadian bank. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and has won Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award.
Researcher, author, and lecturer Vianne Timmons is a leader in the area of educational inclusion. She has won the Red Cross Humanitarian Award, CTV’s Citizen of the Year, and a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award.
Erin Treloar is the Founding Partner of Raw Beauty Talks and Free to Be, movements and programs to support young people in their confidence in their bodies.
Rhodes Scholar Dr. Ilse Treurnicht is the former CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a global innovation hub with ventures in health, energy, environment, finance and commerce, and work and learning sectors.
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Tanya van Biesen is the Executive Director of Catalyst Canada and a #gosponsorher advocate, accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion.
The woman behind Michael’s, Home Depot Canada, and Canada’s first energy storage facility, Annette Verschuren is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
As president and CEO of Vancity, Tamara Vrooman gained international recognition for values-based banking. She has won the BC CEO of the Year Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Canadian cosmetics icon Lise Watier won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Fragrance Awards and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
An Officer of the Order of Canada, Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an activist for a range of social and environmental issues affecting the Inuit, including global warming and persistent organic pollutants.
Sandra Wear co-founded DocSpace and sold it for $568M. She is passionate about innovation, excellence, and gender equity.
A decorated Olympian, Hayley Wickenheiser led Canada’s women’s hockey team to four gold medals and one silver medal. Now pursuing a career in medicine, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.
The President and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital, Faye Wightman has received the Influential Women in Business Award, the City of Vancouver’s Civic Medal, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Professional Fundraisers, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
One of Canada’s hardest-working advocates, Lorelei Williams helped design the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
General Counsel of Haida Nation, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson is internationally recognized in aboriginal law and a multiple-award-winning singer for her work with Haida Gwaii Singers Society and Raven Calling Productions.
Jody Wilson-Raybould is the Minister of Justice and the former Crown Prosecutor of BC. She has championed the environment and social justice, the rights of Indigenous peoples, and the rebuilding of strong and appropriate Indigenous governments within Canada.
Kathleen Wynne is the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. She is the first female premier of Ontario and the first openly gay head of a provincial or federal government in Canada.