Creating diverse and inclusive work environments

Our Diversity Champions are positioned as thought leaders in respect to EDI, one of the top business issues facing companies around the world. They serve as advisory board members for WXN to help our organization impact change in Canada. Along with providing advice and guidance, the Diversity Champions also support the vetting process for Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards.

Our Proxy Committee members are made up of a select group of executives who are handpicked by our Diversity Champions or Diversity CEOs. Proxy serve as a working committee on behalf of our Diversity Champions to help evaluate and select our Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners.

 Diversity Council Chair

 
  Sherri Stevens - Owner & CEO, WXN
 
   SHERRI STEVENS
Owner & CEO
WXN
 
 

Diversity Champions

             






 
Virginie Aubert
Sara Austin
Gopal Bansal

Andrea Brecka
             
VIRGINIE AUBERT
VP, Marketing
Mercedes-Benz Canada


SARA AUSTIN
Founder & Lead Director
Children First Canada


GOPAL BANSAL
Vice President,
Diversity & Inclusion
RBC


ANDREA BRECKA
GM Retail
Shell Canada Ltd

             
 







Amber Choudrey
Nancy Foster
Marian Gayed
             
SANDRA CARLUCCI
Senior Director of Customer Experience Excellence
Grainger Canada


AMBER CHOUDHRY
Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets
CIBC


NANCY FOSTER
Senior Vice President, Human & Corporate Resources
Husky Energy


  MARIAN GAYED
Vice President Business Development
NorQuest College
             
 


 

Reetu Gupta

Deidre Heron
Natalie Higgins
Karen Kuzmowich
             
REETU GUPTA
President and CEO
The Gupta Group
Easton's Group of Hotels


DEIRDRE HERON
Chief Human Resources Officer
BMO Capital Markets


NATALIE HIGGINS
Senior Vice President, Atlantic Canada
Intact Insurance

KAREN KUZMOWICH
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Manulife

             
 





Laura Lee Langley

Cleo Maheux
Valerie Mann
             

LAURA LEE LANGLEY
Deputy Minister and Clerk
of the Executive Council, Commissioner and Head
of the Nova Scotia Public Service
Government of Nova Scotia


MARY ANNE LAVALLEE
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Postmedia Network Inc


CLEO MAHEUX
Growth Catalyst, Cleo Maheux Consultant, Representing
Metronome United



VALERIE MANN
Partner, Vancouver
Lawson Lundell LLP

             
 
 
 
 

Julie Nadon
Lois Nahirney
Candace Newman
             

KATHY MCGARRIGLE
Executive Consultant

JULIE NADON
Consultant - Diversity and Inclusion
VIA Rail Canada

LOIS NAHIRNEY
President & CEO
dnaPower Inc

CANDACE  NEWMAN
HR Director
LNG Canada
             
 






Chad Rolstad
Geeta Sankappanavar
Jackie Scales
             
KRISTINE REMEDIOS
Chief Inclusion and Social Impact Officer
KPMG

CHAD ROLSTAD
Vice President Human Resources
CP

GEETA SANKAPPANAVAR
President & COO
Grafton Asset Management
 

JACKIE SCALES
Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Teck Resources Ltd
 
             
 





Effie Simanikas
Pina Starnino
Kristin Taylor
Brian Weiner
             
EFFIE SIMANIKAS
VP, Operations Finance and Information Technology
IAMGOLD Corporation

PINA STARNINO
Vice President, Operations
FedEx Express Canada
 

KRISTIN TAYLOR
Deputy Managing Partner
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP 

BRIAN WEINER
Vice President and Head of Product
Visa Canada
 












             
Diversity Proxy
             
 
 


 
Michelle Bogdon
Damian Byrne


Tammy Coates
             
MICHELLE BOGDON
Vice President HR, Canada
Shell Canada Ltd.


DAMIAN BYRNE
President, Alementary Services Ltd.
Representing
Metronome United

VALERIE CHORT
VP Corporate Citizenship
RBC - Royal Bank of Canada


TAMMY COATES
Partner, Calgary
Lawson Lundell LLP

             
 





Jessica Culp
Carole Grenier
Suraj Gupta

April Howe
             
JESSICA CULP
Director, Corporate Communications
Visa Canada


CAROLE GRENIER
Senior Advisor, Governmental and Community Relations, Quebec and Atlantic
VIA Rail Canada

SURAJ K. GUPTA
Chief Investment Officer
The Gupta Group
Easton's Group of Hotels

President and CEO
Rogue Insight Capital


APRIL HOWE
Executive Director, People & Culture Division, Nova Scotia Public Service Commission
Government of Nova Scotia

             
 





Lisa Jamieson
Eva Kiefer
Heather Kitteringham
Jennifer Laidlaw
             
LISA JAMIESON
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Senior Legal Counsel, Regulatory
LNG Canada

EVA KIEFER
Chief Financial & Compliance Officer
Grafton Asset Management
 


HEATHER KITTERINGHAM
Dean, Research and Strategic Enrolment
NorQuest College


JENNIFER LAIDLAW
Strategic Gender Partnerships
CIBC Capital Markets

             
 





Shannon Leo

Ann-Marie McIntosh
Lorna Nimmons
             
SHANNON LEO
Director of Professional Resources
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

COURTNEY MAIER
Vice President, Subscriber Acquisition & Retention
Postmedia Network Inc.

ANN-MARIE MCINTOSH
Managing Director Marketing & Corporate Communications
FedEx Express Canada

LORNA NIMMONS
Partner, Audit & Chair, Women in Leadership, GVA
KPMG
 
             
 





Wayne Ormond     Mielissa Scaglione   David Sherrard
             
WAYNE ORMOND
Director, Talent Management & Diversity
Husky Energy Inc
  NATASHA PANNOZZO
CHRL, Senior Manager and HR Lead
Grainger Canada
 
  MELISSA SCAGLIONE
Program Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion
Manulife
  DAVID SHERRARD
National Manager, Product Management
Mercedes-Benz Canada
             
             
Denise Thompson       Corey White
             
DENISE THOMPSON
VP, Human Capital Management
Intact Insurance

  CYNTHIA VUKETS
Senior Advisor, Inclusion & Belonging
BMO Wealth Management
 

  LEENA WADHER
Director Human Resources
CP
  COREY WHITE
Director, National Sales
Grainger Canada

             
             

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