A Member of the Order of Canada, Emily Molnar was named The Globe and Mail’s 2013 Dance Artist of the Year. She has received a Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, BC Community Achievement Award, and YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
As Lieutenant-Commander of the HM CS Kingston, Marta Mulkins paved the way for women in the Royal Canadian Navy. She was the first woman to command a warship in the RCN, and later commanded Naval Reserve Division HM CS Carleton.
is a Leadership Futurist, tech entrepreneur, and founder of TechGirls Canada, the hub for Canadian women in STEM. Saadia and her team released Change Together: A Diversity Guidebook for Startups and Scaleups.
The co-founder and principal of Renewal Partners, Carol Newell was one of the first female venture capitalists, significantly changing the landscape for social impact investing.
An innovator, creator, and entrepreneur, Susan Niczowski is a powerhouse of the healthy food industry who founded Summer Fresh Salads.
Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author, and Founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA . A Member of the Order of Canada, she is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Ratna Omidvar is co-chair of the Global Future Council on Migration hosted by the World Economic Forum. A Member of the Order of Canada, she is also a director at the Environics Institute and Samara Canada.
Dr. Barbara Orser is Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management. She is the primary investigator on over 100 leading academic and trade publications, co-author of two small-business finance books, board member of Canadian Women in Technology, and a Women’s Executive Network winner.
President and CEO of LifeLabs, Sue Paish is a recognized community and business leader. She has been named one of BC’s Most Influential Women in Business and one of Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Hall of Fame inductees.
Canada’s Financial Post describes Natalie Panek as “a vocal advocate for women in technology.” She joins an elite group of women as one of Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 award winners, and as one of Forbes’ and Flare Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2015.
The Governor General of Canada, engineer Julie Payette is a former Canadian astronaut who flew in two spaceflights and logged more than twenty-five days in space.
The founder of Canada’s original programming bootcamp, HackerYou, Heather Payne is a champion of women in tech. She also founded Ladies Learning to Code, which is now in twenty-nine cities across Canada.
Mia Pearson is an innovator, creative strategist, and pioneer of the digital integration and public relations. She has been recognized as one of the top marketers in Canada by Marketing Magazine, RBC’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and an inductee of Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Hall of Fame.
The first Canadian senator of Asian ancestry, Vivienne Poy served for fourteen years as president of Vivienne Poy Mode, a fashion design company she founded in 1981. She was Chancellor of the University of Toronto from 2002 to 2006.
Sarah Prevette is the founder of Future Design School. She was named one of the top entrepreneurs in North America by Inc. magazine and one of the “Top 20 Power Elite” by Canadian Business. Her advice can be found in her monthly column “Founders Notes” and a new reality series about entrepreneurs, Quit Your Day Job.
A pioneer in the technology and business models of entertainment, Shahrzad Rafati is the founder and CEO of Broadband TV Corp. She has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
A leader in wildlife conservation, Justina Ray has participated in numerous government-led advisory panels and contributed to over thirty publications.
Alison Redford was Alberta’s first female premier and the eighth woman to serve as premier in the history of Canada.
A construction magnate who empowers women to join the trades, Mandy Rennehan has won Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Award and Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award, and was a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of The Year.
Jennifer Reynolds is the president and CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), and former CEO of Women in Capital Markets.
The president and general counsel of Global Relay, Shannon Rogers has been ranked #1 on PROFIT W100 Top Female Entrepreneurs three times.
The youngest dragon on Dragon’s Den, Michele Romanow co-founded Buytopia.ca and is on the list of 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
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Kate Ross LeBlanc has received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Retail and Hospitality, and the Women of Influence RBC Entrepreneur of the Year.
A senior scientist and Companion to the Order of Canada, Dr. Janet Rossant chaired the working group of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on Stem Cell Research.
The founder of the all-female music showcase Honey Jam, Ebonnie Rowe has received a YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award, an Ontario Volunteerism Award, and a Special Achievement Award from the Urban Music Association of Canada.
The former head of mechanical engineering at UBC and an Officer of the Order of Canada, Dr. Martha Salcudean is a leading researcher in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Now the chair of Weyerhauser Industrial Research in computational fluid dynamics, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Serial entrepreneur and award-winning mentor Vicki Saunders is the founder of SheEO Inc, a global initiative to support and celebrate women entrepreneurs.
Gabrielle Scrimshaw is the co-founder of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada and penned the viral New York Times op-ed, “Canada’s Hidden History, My Mother and Me.”
The first female president of the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO ), Dorothy Shaw was instrumental in the development of many reproductive health policies and guidelines in use throughout Canada. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
A decorated architect, Brigitte Shim co-founded Shim-Sutcliffe Architects and has worked on Toronto Laneway House, Integral House, and Weathering Steel House. She has won the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture thirteen times and is a Member of the Order of Canada.