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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

Ambassador of Canada to France and Monaco

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

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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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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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Mara Harvey

Mara Harvey

Head of Client Services, Global Wealth Management, UBS

Finance expert Mara Harvey never takes existing barriers at face value. One of the original leaders at The A Effect in Switzerland, she is generous in sharing her knowledge.

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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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Benaaz Irani

Benaaz Irani

Vice-President, Desjardins Agent Network, Desjardins

In her 21 years with Desjardins, Benaaz Irani has always been keenly aware of her surroundings, open to the advice of others, and able to assert her unique strategic vision. A sought-after leader, she continues to make her mark across Canada.

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