Diversity Council.

Empowering the current and next generations to push the boundaries of what's possible.

Our Diversity Council is made up of an influential group of Senior Executives across Canada who represent diverse industries, vocations and who are leading change in respect to equity, diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and communities.

Our Diversity Council includes our Diversity CEOs, Diversity Champions and Proxy Committee Members. In collaboration with our Diversity Council, our goal is to increase the representation of women, visible minorities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community on boards of directors and in senior leadership. Our Diversity Champions and Proxy Members are endorsed by their organizations' CEOs.

Find out how you and your company can become involved in our Diversity Council.

Nominations process

The Diversity Council sponsor the initiatives and support the vetting process for both the WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ and the CBDC Diversity 50™ Program. Learn more about these programs here.

Diversity CEOs.

Thank you to our Diversity CEOs who serve as brand ambassadors to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) mandate for WXN and CBDC. They help our organization impact change in Canada through research, education, advocacy and research. With their support, we are creating social impact and positive change in Canadian business and society.

Sara Austin

Founder and Lead Director

Children First Canada

CEO

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

MICHAEL CROTHERS

President & Country Chair,

Shell Canada Ltd

Vice President

Canada Integrated Gas

Victor Dodig

President & CEO

CIBC

Brian Fulton

President & CEO

Mercedes-Benz Canada

David Garofalo

President & CEO

Goldcorp Inc

Paul Godfrey

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Postmedia Network Inc

Dave E. Leonard

Partner & CEO

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Stephen Letwin

President & CEO

IAMGOLD Corporation

 

Don Lindsay

President & CEO

Teck Resources Ltd

Lisa Lisson

President

FedEx Express Canada

Elio R. Luongo, FCA

Chief Executive Officer & Senior Partner

KPMG LLP

CALVIN mACiNNIS

President & CEO

Coast Capital Savings

DAVID mCkAY

President & CEO

RBC - Royal Bank of Canada


Bill Morris

President

Accenture Canada

Lois Nahirney

President & CEO

dnaPower Inc

Co-Chair of the Top 100 Program

ROB PEABODY

President and CEO

Husky Energy

FRANK VETTESE

Managing Partner & Chief Executive

Deloitte Canada


Diversity Champions.

Our Diversity Champions are positioned as a thought leader in respect to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). EDI is one of the top business issues facing companies around the world. Our Diversity Champions serve as an advisory board member for WXN and CBDC to help our organization impact change in Canada through research, education, advocacy and recognition. Along with providing advice and guidance, the Diversity Champions also support the vetting process for both Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards and Diversity 50.

Meet our Diversity Champions.

Gillian Akai

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Security

Postmedia Network Inc

Tracey Arnish

TRACEY ARNISH

Chief Member and Employee Experience Officer

Coast Capital Savings

Virginie Aubert

VP, Marketing

Mercedes-Benz Canada

Sara Austin

Founder & Lead Director

Children First Canada

Carol Banducci

Carol Banducci

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

IAMGOLD Corporation

Andrea Brecka

Andrea Brecka

GM Retail

Shell Canada Ltd

Nancy Foster

NANCY FOSTER

Senior Vice President, Human & Corporate Resources

Husky Energy

Chint Kulkarni

Chint Kulkarni

Managing Director

CIBC Capital Markets

Kathy McGarrigle

Kathy McGarrigle

Executive Consultant

Co-Chair of Diversity 50™ Program

Lois Nahirney

Lois Nahirney

President & CEO

dnaPower Inc

Co-chair of Top 100 Program

Kristine Remedios

National Director, Inclusion & Diversity

KPMG

Godyne Sibay

Regional Managing Partner for Ontario

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Pina Starnino

Pina Starnino

Vice President, Operations

FedEx Express Canada

Claudia Thompson

Managing Director, Health & Public Service
Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity

Accenture Canada

Norma Tombari

Senior Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management, Human Resources

RBC - Royal Bank of Canada

Anna Tudela

Anna Tudela

VP Diversity, Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Secretary

Goldcorp Inc

Karen Werger

Karen Werger

Toronto Managing Partner | Financial Advisory

Deloitte Canada

Dean Winsor

Dean Winsor

VP, Human Resources

Teck Resources Ltd

Testimonial.

Pina Starnino Vice President, Operations FedEx Express Canada

Our culture, which embraces diversity at all levels of our organization, has enabled FedEx to be one of the most respected companies and employers in Canada and around the world. Our mission, to ‘connect people with possibilities’, is accomplished every day because of the diversity of our team members. Our unique perspectives and experiences help reinforce a culture of innovation, creativity, and understanding.

Proxy Committee.

Our Proxy Committee members are made up of a select group of executives who are handpicked by our Diversity Champions or Diversity CEOs. Proxy Committee Members serve as a working committee on behalf of our Diversity Champions to evaluate and select our Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners and the CBDC Diversity 50™ candidates. The candidate selection process has required establishing best-in-class criteria, followed by an application process that sees all qualified applicants vetted and scored. 

Meet Our Proxy Committee.

Zara Gray

Zara Gray

Senior Advisor, Diversity and Inclusion

Goldcorp Inc

Farah Huq

Farah Huq

Director, Future of Canada Centre

Deloitte Canada

Andrew James

ANDREW JAMES

Partner, Audit, Energy & Natural Resources

KPMG

Petra Kuret

Transformation Leader

Vancity

Jennifer Laidlaw

Jennifer Laidlaw

Senior Director, Gender Inclusion

CIBC Capital Markets

Brenda Lazare

Vice President, Legal Affairs

Postmedia Network Inc

Anne-Marie Mcintosh

Managing Director Marketing & Corporate Communications

FedEx Express Canada

Liz McLachlan

Ecosystem & Client Services Executive

Accenture

Debbie Nagle

Debbie nagle

Retired Executive

BC Hydro

Lorna Nimmons

LORNA NIMMONS

Partner, Audit & Chair, Women in Leadership, GVA

KPMG

David Sherrard

National Manager, Product Management

Mercedes-Benz Canada

 

Effie Simanikas

Effie Simanikas

VP, Operations Finance and Information Technology

IAMGOLD Corporation

 

Erin Stein

Senior HR Director, RBC Insurance

RBC - Royal Bank of Canada

Saroj Vasant

Saroj Vasant

VP, Compliance & AMLATF Risk Management

Coast Capital Savings

ZOE BALDWIN

General Manager Natural Gas Liquids
Sales & Operations Canada

Shell Canada Limited

BARRY BILLINGS

Director, Talent Management

Teck Resources Limited

THERESA FREEMAN

Executive Assistant

Children First Canada

Partners.

Thank you to our corporate partners, members and educational sponsors for their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Accenture
Husky Energy
Deloitte
Royal Bank of Canada