The co-founder of Acre Architects, Monica Adair is a strong advocate for the arts and shaping the future, and the recipient of a Roya Architectural Institute of Canada’s Young Architect Award.
Shelley Ambrose is the publisher of The Walrus and executive director of The Walrus Foundation.
The founder of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Christina Anthony is the recipient of a YWCA Women of Distinction Award (Community Building category) and an Association of Women in Finance Community Legacy Award. She was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2007.
A former Supreme Court of Canada Justice, Louise Arbour is a leader in human rights and the UN’s point person on international migration. She was made a Companion to the Order of Canada and has been awarded honorary doctorates by twenty-seven universities.
Jean Augustine has had a distinguished career as an educator, politician, and advocate for social justice. The first African-Canadian woman elected to the federal cabinet and the House of Commons, she is the recipient of a YWCA Women of Distinction Award and a Member of the Order of Canada.
As CEO of the YWCA Metro Vancouver and former Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Janet Austin has received the Order of British Columbia, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals, a Business in Vancouver BC CEO Award, and BC Business Most Influential Women Award.
Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia is a marketing powerhouse with a passion for diversity, equality, inclusion, and innovation. A champion for STEAM education, she has received a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award twice
Founding chair of the TELUS Vancouver Community Board and TELUS Fund, Nini Baird is a Member of the Order of Canada and has won a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award.
Kim Baird is former chief of the self-governing Tsawwassen First Nation. Serving as elected chief for six terms, she negotiated and implemented the first modern treaty in the BC Treaty Negotiation Process. Kim has been recognized with the Order of British Columbia and an Indspire Award, and she is a Member of the Order of Canada.
An accomplished public sector leader who is currently the secretary of the Treasury Board, Yaprak Baltacioğlu has received a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals.
A passionate supporter of entrepreneurs and businesses who launched Kijiji Canada, Janet Bannister leads investments with Real Ventures to accelerate growth and create impact.
Meg Beckel shares Canada’s conservation practices and vision with the world as President & CEO at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
A Member of the Order of Canada, Jeanne Beker is a multimedia fashion entrepreneur, journalist, speaker, and author, who hosted Fashion Television for twenty-seven years.
A Canadian-born Gitxsan activist for child welfare and the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is also a professor for the School of Social Work at McGill University.
The first Indigenous woman appointed as a Superior Court judge in Canada, Rose Boyko is a member of the McLeod Lake Indian Band and recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The force behind Science World, Barbara Brink is a Member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Queen’s Gold Jubilee Medal and a YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
The co-founder of Blo Blow Dry Bar and three other businesses, Judy Brooks is a business strategist and entrepreneur who was named an Influential Woman in Business by Business in Vancouver.
Manon Brouillette is the President and CEO of Quebec’s biggest telecommunications and entertainment experience, Videotron. She has received a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award twice, and the Stratège prize from the Association des professionnels de la communication et du marketing.
The first female Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Beverley Busson was the head of British Columbia’s Organized Crime Agency. She has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and the Order of BC.
Brenda Butterworth-Carr is the first Indigenous woman to head the RCMP’s E Division, the largest RCMP division in Canada.
Canada’s first and only female prime minister, Kim Campbell is a Companion of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals.
A Member of the Order of Canada, Cassie Campbell-Pascall led Canada’s women’s hockey team to gold as captain during the 2002 Winter Olympics. She has been inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
The first female president of the University of Calgary, Elizabeth Cannon was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, and has received a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award.
Maryse Carmichael was the first woman to join the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team and later became the team’s commander, as well as the recipient of an Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award.
As the Chief Impact Officer at KPMG, Tania Carnegie is the creator of two ground-breaking national strategic initiatives and a community leader driving social change. She is on the national advisory board for the G8 Social Impact Investing Taskforce.
The youngest inductee into the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Hall of Fame, Debby Carreau is a human capital thought leader, entrepreneur and author. Debby is a board member for YPO and the Chair for 1000 Women Rising.
One of the world’s leading privacy experts, Ann Cavoukian is the recipient of a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award. She has also made Maclean’s Top 50 Power List and Canadian Business magazine’s Power 50.
A First Nations writer and social entrepreneur, Lisa Charleyboy is the editor-in-chief of Urban Native Magazine, co-editor of Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices, and the Director of Communications for the Aboriginal Professionals of Canada (APAC).
Award-winning journalist Piya Chattopadhyay hosts Out in the Open on CBC Radio and is Head Judge for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize.
A Member of the Order of Canada, Dr. Jan Christilaw is a renowned champion for women and newborn health. She is leading an initiative called Power to Push, attempting to reduce the prevalence of the caesarian sections.