‘Our extraordinary 2020 champions are inspiring role models whose actions have helped to accelerate the careers of women across Canada and beyond’
Global non-profit Catalyst, which aims to accelerate female leadership, released its list of Catalyst Honours Champions for 2020. Catalyst’s honours shine a spotlight on leaders who are contributing to advancing female leadership in the Canadian workplace. This year’s list features six leaders under three different “champion” categories:
Company/Firm Leader Champions:
-Nicole Bourque Bouchier, CEO and Co-Owner, Bouchier
-Guy Cormier, President and CEO, Desjardins Group
-Mark Machin, President & CEO, CPP Investments
-Gillian Riley, President & CEO, Tangerine Bank, Executive Vice President, Scotiabank
Business Leader Champion:
-Arlene Dedier, Director, Colliers Project Leaders
Emerging Leader Champion:
-Miranda McKie, Manager, Digital Business Integration, Accenture
Lorraine Hariton, Catalyst president and CEO said: “Leaders at organizations with a solid foundation of inclusion are better able to navigate disruption, and are often more agile and innovative, because they made inclusion a priority. As Catalyst continues its mission through this extraordinary time, we are thrilled to recognize Canadian Champions who are advancing women in the workplace, because progress won't pause.”
“Now more than ever, as the negative impacts of Covid-19 continue to be felt disproportionately by women in Canada and around the world, we need individuals like these who are committed to championing gender equity and workplace inclusion. Our extraordinary 2020 champions are inspiring role models whose actions have helped to accelerate the careers of women across Canada and beyond. As we honour them we also thank them for creating workplaces where inclusion is a priority.” Added Tanya van Biesen, Catalyst’s executive director – Canada.
Launched in 2010, Catalyst Honours has thus far recognized 42 honourees helping to advance inclusive leadership.
Catalyst will formally recognize its honours champions during its Catalyst Honours virtual conference, which will take place from October 6 – 8 with the theme “Progress won’t pause”. More information about the conference can be found here: https://www.catalyst.org/event/catalyst-honours-2020-progress-wont-pause/.