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Leaders Role Models for All Women

They have brilliantly risen to the highest echelons of their professions, and are not stingy with the secrets to their success! Since The A Effect was created, our leaders have generously shared their know-how and soft skills with the ambitious women in our community and the Ambition Challenge participants, inspiring them to surpass themselves.

Isabelle Hudon

Isabelle Hudon

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Development Bank of Canada

A powerful personality with an inspiring journey, Cofounder of The A Effect Isabelle Hudon shares, with candor, authenticity and transparency, her tips for battling imposter syndrome and confidently taking your place.

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Marie-Helene Gagnon

Marie-Helene Gagnon

Director - Western Europe & Canada Brand Lead, Allergan Aesthetics

Known for creating high performing teams and transforming cultural mindsets, Marie-Helene Gagnon believes in bringing people together and inspiring them to reach their best potential. At The A Effect, she brings a fresh perspective on leadership.

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Marie-Claude Dumas

Marie-Claude Dumas

President and Chief Executive Officer at WSP in Canada

As one of the rare women to lead a major engineering consultancy, Marie-Claude Dumas has hard-won lessons to share on gender balance while discussing the importance of staying relaxed, having fun, and playing the long game.

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Hajar El Haddaoui

Hajar El Haddaoui

Senior Director ntt ltd member of the Executive Board Switzerland

Traveling the world from one professional challenge to the other, Hajar is guided by ambition and a boundless curiosity. An empathic and accessible leader, she knows how to bring out the distinctive forces of everyone.

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Kate Nazar

Kate Nazar

Vice-President, Strategy and Market Development Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Canada

A changemaker who is energized by developing diverse and high performing teams. With over 28 years’ experience in her field, Kate is passionate about driving business and societal impact to help build stronger communities.

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Nadia Theodore

Nadia Theodore

Senior Vice-President, Global Government and Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Nadia Theodore’s impressive professional journey has taken her from Ottawa to the World Trade Organization (WTO), from the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta to Maple Leaf Foods. She is the leader of the future: hard-working, open-minded, transparent.

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