11
Jun

Speaker Series - montreal

Conversations avec les femmes PDG les plus influentes du Canada // In Conversation With Canada’s Most Powerful Female CEOs

Event Details:

Vous êtes-vous déjà demandé combien le Canada compte de femmes PDG? Même si les femmes comptent pour un peu plus de la moitié de la population canadienne et pour près de 48 pour cent de la main-d’œuvre, les hommes dominent toujours dans le milieu des affaires et du gouvernement. D’après le site web Catalyst.org, seulement sept des 249 sociétés inscrites au principal indice de la Bourse de Toronto en septembre 2017 étaient dirigées par des femmes. Cependant, les femmes brisent lentement mais sûrement le plafond de verre, et alors que quelques-unes dirigent de grandes entreprises au Canada, un nombre grandissant sont chefs de la direction d’ONG et de compagnies plus petites, souvent créées par elles-mêmes.

Ever wonder how many female CEOs there are in Canada? Even though women make up just over half the Canadian population and nearly 48 per cent of the workforce, men still dominate the top tiers of business and government. According to Catalyst.org, only seven of the 249 companies listed on the main index of the Toronto Stock Exchange in September 2017 were run by women. However, women are slowly but steadily breaking through the glass ceiling and while few head up large corporations in Canada, a growing number are CEOs of NGOs and smaller companies, often which they started themselves.

Le horaire // Agenda:

18:00h – 18:40 // 6:00pm – 6:40pm – l’inscription et la réseautage // Registration & Networking

18:40h – 20:00h // 6:40pm – 8:00pm – Des discussions // Discussions

20:00h – 20:30h // 8:00pm – 8:30pm – La réseautage étendue // Extended Networking

Conférencières // Speakers:

Melanie Dunn – Présidente et chef de la direction, Cossette et présidente de Vision7 au Québec // President and CEO of Cossette and President of Vision7 in Quebec
2018 Top 100 Award Winner

Dunn, Melanie portrait

Femme d’affaires et gestionnaire accomplie, Mélanie possède plus de 20 ans d’expérience en gestion et en communication marketing. Elle est présidente et chef de la direction de Cossette et membre de l’équipe de direction de Vision7 International, une société de gestion détenant un vaste portefeuille d’entreprises spécialisées en communication et œuvrant en Amérique du Nord, en Europe et en Asie.

Mélanie participe à diverses associations professionnelles et sociétales. Elle siège au conseil d’administration de la Société canadienne des postes, de l’Organisation de normes en santé (HSO) et de la Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine.  De plus, elle est présidente du conseil d’administration et membre du comité exécutif de la Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain. Elle a été nommée dans le Top 100 2018 des femmes les plus influentes au Canada du Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

Mélanie est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en économie et d’un certificat en marketing de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

A highly accomplished businesswoman, Mélanie has over 20 years of experience in business management and marketing communications. She is the President and CEO of Cossette and a member of the executive management team of Vision7 International, a holding company with an extensive portfolio of communications firms in North America, Europe and Asia.

Mélanie is actively involved in several professional and community organizations. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Canada Post Corporation, the Health Standards Organization (HSO) and the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation. She is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and a member of its executive committee. She has been named one the 2018 Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

Mélanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Marketing certificate from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Genevieve Gagnon – President, XTL Transport Inc

Genevieve Gagnon portraitGenevieve’s background in Business Development and Operations Management prepared her to lead XTL’s continued growth throughout North America.

She is driven to lead her company to provide a high-level of Customer Satisfaction, while maintaining a continued focus on productivity and unnecessary cost-reduction initiatives.

Guided by the conviction that technology is the key to her company’s future success, she has embraced the latest technological advancements in fleet safety.

Her continued focus on strategic investments for her business has brought XTL to an industry leading level with a fleet of over 400 tractors and 1200 trailers on the transportation side of the business and close to 1 million square feet of warehousing.

She is an Executive on the Board of the Ontario Trucking Association.

Besides her undergraduate Administration degree at McGill University and her executive MBA, Genevieve Gagnon holds over 20 years of experience in the transportation and warehousing industry.

Genevieve has proven her unwavering mindset by making strategic investments in key priorities for XTL, resulting in an investment of 35 million dollars towards building a new distribution center.

XTL is a Leader in the trucking industry with a fleet of over 450 tractors and 1200 trailers for transportation business and close to 1 million square feet for warehousing.

Suzanne Bergeron – New Country President, Sodexo Canada

Location:

To be announced

Les Partenaires Argents // Silver Partners:

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June 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Membershow details + $89.00 (CAD)  
Non-Membershow details + $129.00 (CAD)