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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-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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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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Sophie Brochu

Sophie Brochu

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Québec

A leader at The A Effect from the outset, Sophie Brochu always makes an impression. She shares her journey and her valuable advice with her characteristic candor.

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Bicha Ngo

Bicha Ngo

Senior Executive Vice-President, Private Equity, Investissement Québec

For 25 years, Bicha Ngo has worked brilliantly in the transactional arena. An astute strategist, she is known for her ability to transform an organization. She can look at the bigger picture when needed – even when it comes to herself – to lead with serenity.

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Jane Murphy

Jane Murphy

Founder, Jane Murphy Law Firm - Founder and Chair of the Board, European Data Protection Office (EDPO)

Equally at ease in the legal, diplomatic, and corporate worlds, Brussels-based Canadian lawyer Jane Murphy proves that repeatedly changing lanes in mid-career is not an impediment but rather a superpower to professional fulfillment.

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