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Top 100 des femmes les plus influentes du Canada – Événement régional – Montréal // Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ – Regional Event – Montreal
Debout pour elles, et célébrez les femmes les plus influentes du Canada // Stand In Her Shoes and celebrate Canada’s most powerful women
Qu’est-ce qui fait des gagnantes de notre Top 100 les femmes les plus influentes au Canada?
Elles sont résilientes, fortes, et elles ont du cran. Elles nous inspirent à observer les choses de leur point de vue, à apprendre, et à grandir. Elles ont affronté des défis professionnels et personnels, et ont tiré de ces expériences un sens accru des objectifs, et la force de les poursuivre.
Joignez-vous à nous pour un cocktail de reconnaissance afin de célébrer les gagnantes de notre Top 100 des femmes les plus influentes du Canada originaires du Québec et des provinces atlantiques.
What makes Top 100 Winners the most powerful women in Canada?
They are resilient, strong, and they have grit. They inspire you to see from their perspectives, learn and grow. They have faced professional and personal challenges and have come out the other side with a stronger sense of purpose and drive.
Join us for a Cocktail in recognition and celebration of Quebec and Atlantic Canada’s 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Winners!
17 h Inscription et réseautage // Registration & Networking
17 h 50 Bienvenue et allocution d’ouverture // Welcome & Opening Remarks
17 h 55 Discours 1 // Keynote 1 – Madeleine Chenette – Montreal Products Industry Lead and Office Managing Director, Montreal, Accenture; Winner of 2018 Top 100 HSBC Corporate Executives Award
18 h 10 Présentation de prix // Awards Presentations
18 h 15 Discours 2 // Keynote 2 – Denise Byrnes – Executive Director / Directrice Générale , Oxfam-Québec; Winner of 2018 Top 100 RBC Champions Award
18 h 30 Présentation de prix // Awards Presentations
18 h 40 Cocktail et réseautage // Cocktail & Networking
19 h Table ronde // Panel Discussion
- Panéliste // Panelist – Julie Quenneville – President, McGill University Health Centre Foundation; Winner of 2018 Top 100 Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award
- Panéliste // Panelist – Lieutenant Colonel Maureen Wellwood – Commanding Officer, 2 Canadian Division Training Centre, Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence; Winner of 2018 Top 100 CIBC Trailblazers & Trendsetters Award
- Modératrice // Moderator – Ruth Vachon – President, Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec; Winner of 2018 Top 100 RBC Champions Award
19 h 50 Présentation de prix // Awards Presentations
19 h 55 Allocution de clôture // Closing Remarks
Discours et table ronde // Keynotes and Panel
Conférencière principale 1 // Keynote 1
Madeleine Chenette – Montreal Products Industry Lead and Office Managing Director, Montreal, Accenture
Winner of 2018 Top 100 HSBC Corporate Executives Award
As the youngest in a family of eight children, Madeleine Chenette learned early to develop creative ways to be heard and have influence. She started her career driving innovation and doing things differently to help improve the lives of the elderly. She took that willingness to challenge the status quo into business consulting, driving growth for SEC OR, KPMG Canada and now Accenture. She has been recognized by the Association of Quebec Women in Finance and this is her second time being named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100.
Conférencière principale 2 // Keynote 2
Denise Byrnes – Executive Director / Directrice Générale, Oxfam-Québec
Winner of 2018 Top 100 RBC Champions Award
A change maker with over 25 years of experience working for social justice and women’s rights across the globe. Her varied mandates within the international development sector include leading organisations as well as large humanitarian programs, both in Canada and in dozens of countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Ms. Byrnes is a tireless champion for equality, a challenger of the status quo who works with others to change social norms and practices that limit women’s empowerment. First woman to lead Oxfam-Québec in its 45 year history, she ensured that her senior management team attained parity within one year and promoted and mentored women to take on leadership roles across the organisation.
Ms. Byrnes is the Chair of the Canadian Humanitarian Coalition and was ViceChair of the Canadian Council for international Cooperation from 2014-18. She is also a director on the Executive Board of Oxfam International, a confederation of 20 organizations working in 80 countries worldwide.
Panéliste // Panelist
Julie Quenneville, President of McGill University Health Care Centre Foundation
Winner of 2018 Top 100 Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award
Julie Quenneville is President of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, which supports patient care, teaching and research at the MUHC, one of Canada’s top three research hospitals.
Since assuming the leadership of the MUHC Foundation in October 2015, Julie has spearheaded a transformation of the charitable organization resulting in a 60 per cent increase in annual revenue and a drop in the cost ratio from 22 per cent to 16 per cent. Last year alone, the Foundation’s donor community grew by one quarter.
Prior to her career in philanthropy, Julie joined the political cabinet of Quebec’s then Minister of Health and Social Services, Philippe Couillard. Within a year, she was promoted to Associate Chief of Staff. She ran Couillard’s Montreal office, and was responsible for steering key health legislation such as the new national policy for mental health services, the ban on smoking in all public spaces, access to services for English-speaking and cultural communities and the public health portfolio.
Julie’s most sensitive dossier was the provincial government’s campaign to save the Shriners Hospital of Canada. Shriners announced its intention to move the country’s only hospital from Quebec to Ontario in 2003. For two years, Julie coordinated the campaign to save the Shriners which involved high profile decision makers including the Premier of Quebec, the Mayor of Montreal, and the some of the city’s leading institutions, including the MUHC, McGill University, and Montreal’s Chamber of Commerce as well as many business leaders. The victory, which was deemed impossible two years prior, was announced in 2005.
Julie proudly serves on the Board of the Banff Forum and the University Club of Montreal. She was previously on the Boards of Lakeshore General Hospital and Cheerleading Quebec. For over a decade, she volunteered for AMCAL Family Services, the YMCA and The Becket Players, a federally chartered, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts in Montreal’s West Island.
Panéliste // Panelist
Lieutenant Colonel Maureen Wellwood – Commanding Officer, 2 Canadian Division Training Centre, Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence
Winner of 2018 Top 100 CIBC Trailblazers & Trendsetters Award
Maureen Wellwood started her military career at the age of 18 and has served in ex-Yugoslavia as an infantry platoon commander with NATO, in Bosnia as information operations officer, and she participated in Operation Athena in Kandahar. She is the first woman in the Canadian Infantry to attain the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Wellwood assumed command of the 2 Canadian Division Training Centre in June 2017, where she leads a team dedicated to the individual training of members of 2 Division of the Canadian Army.
Modératrice // Moderator
Ruth Vachon – President, Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec
Winner of 2018 Top 100 RBC Champions Award
A savvy business woman with a great sense of vision, Ms. Ruth Vachon is the President and CEO of the Quebec Women’s Business Network.
She cumulates more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, she has traveled the world to give lectures and conduct trade missions in Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa. For her, individual, collective and business prosperity combines with the feminine.
From 2010, when she became the owner of the RFAQ, she brought together, stimulated and engaged her 2,000 members, active in thirteen (13) regions of Quebec, with projects that have mobilized economic development, entrepreneurship and women’s management. She has implemented the 50+ one Advisory Committee and the « Table de la relève », which is respectivly at the origin of the Women’s Economic Development program (the WEConnect International certification) and the «Réseau des jeunes femmes d’affaires du Québec».
She believes in the strength of alliances and therefore has established many partnerships in order for the effectiveness of her networking to bear fruits. Contracts for its members have grown, be they small or very large, thanks to the unique initiatives of the RFAQ.
Mutual assistance, collaboration, inclusion and prosperity are the four most appropriate words to represent her deepest values.
Committed to the inclusion of women and minorities in the business community, she is the recipient of many distinctions awarded by WEConnect International:
- Female most committed to women’s inclusion in supply chains for large enterprises – 2016
- Champion for the diversity of suppliers – 2014, 2015 and 2016
- RFAQ, Canadian partner of the year – 2014
Lieu // Location:
360, rue Saint-Antoine
Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4
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