Senior Executives


Meet Nancy Foster, Senior VP of Human and Corporate Resources at Husky graphic

Meet Nancy Foster, Senior VP of Human and Corporate Resources at Husky

September, 19th, 2017

As Husky’s Senior Vice President of Human and Corporate Resources, Nancy Foster is an experienced human resources practitioner with extensive oil and gas experience, both domestically and internationally. She is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program, and has served on numerous committees and is dedicated to giving back to her community of Calgary, such as […]





Meet Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance at Ausenco graphic

Meet Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance at Ausenco

September, 19th, 2017

An experienced international business leader with 20  years human resources and talent management experience, Krista Pell is recognized for her strategic, exuberant and hands-on approach to people and performance. Throughout her career, she has proven her drive to develop and implement people management and organizational development strategies and solutions that create systemic change, enhancing the […]





Meet Sarah Walters, Vice President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy graphic

Meet Sarah Walters, Vice President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy

September, 14th, 2017

As Vice-President, Human Resources at Cenovus Energy, Sarah Walters knows how to build a team that is effective, skilled, and inclusive. With more than 20 years of international strategic HR and organizational development experience gained within the rail, National Health Service and oil & gas industries, bringing large scale, multi-skilled teams together is her bread […]





How Dr. Valerie Taylor is transforming the future of care for women’s mental health graphic

How Dr. Valerie Taylor is transforming the future of care for women’s mental health

September, 3rd, 2017

  Dr. Valerie Taylor, psychiatrist-in-chief at Women’s College Hospital, is leading the way in breaking down barriers to care when it comes to women’s mental health. She spoke to us about how she and her team at Canada’s largest clinical and research program for women’s mental health are working to improve access and close the […]





Meet Heather Barnabe, CEO of G(irls)20 graphic

Meet Heather Barnabe, CEO of G(irls)20

August, 29th, 2017

Earlier this summer, Heather Barnabe was named CEO of our charity of choice, G(irls)20. With over a decade of experience in the not-for-profit sector, Heather knows what it means to manage complex, multi-country education interventions. Her career has thus far taken her across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America for Right To Play, […]





Learning about leadership in the great outdoors graphic

Learning about leadership in the great outdoors

August, 20th, 2017

When Gillian Riley, an EVP at Scotiabank, joined a 10-day hiking and rafting adventure organized by True Patriot Love, a charitable foundation supporting Canadian military families, she knew she would have the opportunity to mentor ill and injured veterans trying to build meaningful careers in the civilian world. She quickly realized that the mentorship went […]





Guiding the Giving: How Jacquie Ryan’s unorthodox career path led her to her dream job in sponsorship and philanthropy at Scotiabank graphic

Guiding the Giving: How Jacquie Ryan’s unorthodox career path led her to her dream job in sponsorship and philanthropy at Scotiabank

July, 18th, 2017

Jacquie Ryan wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after she graduated university with a degree in English and Film Studies, so she headed to Banff to coach skiing. The short-term job set her on a path to a long-term career, and she’s continued to let her passions guide her profession ever since.   By […]





When Deviance Works to Your Advantage graphic

When Deviance Works to Your Advantage

April, 21st, 2017

Tired of mediocrity and negativity at work? Jana Raver, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, offers five strategies to give you the power to inspire organizational change.   By Alan Morantz     When we think of deviance, we typically think of social outcasts who behave in some abhorrent way outside the […]





How Brenda Rideout became the first female CEO of a major Canadian financial institution graphic

How Brenda Rideout became the first female CEO of a major Canadian financial institution

April, 15th, 2017

In just one leap of faith, Brenda Rideout entered the new world of fintech in the 90s, kick-starting a nearly 20 year tenure at one of Canada’s most innovative financial institutions, Tangerine Bank, where she is now CEO. Learn how her personal passion, several influential women, and a desire to be bold has helped shape Brenda’s impressive career.   By Shelley White […]





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A Balanced View

March, 20th, 2017

As Chief of Staff, RBC Wealth Management – U.S., Kristen Kimmel has a job description that doesn’t fit well into just a few sentences. But despite her broad role, she still makes time to be a mentor, and advocate for women’s advancement in the workplace.   By Marie Moore     Kristen Kimmell is one of […]





Meet Carolina Parra: An Executive That’s Balancing Career and Family graphic

Meet Carolina Parra: An Executive That’s Balancing Career and Family

March, 10th, 2017

Carolina Parra is the Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Risk at Scotiabank Chile. She’s also a mother, wife, and adamant advocate for the value of diversity, recognizing that when a diverse group of talented individuals is heard, incredible things can happen for both business and culture.    By Shelley White     Carolina Parra is an […]





Stay Put to Move More: How a long career at one organization can lead to unique opportunities graphic

Stay Put to Move More: How a long career at one organization can lead to unique opportunities

March, 10th, 2017

It’s no longer the norm to spend twenty years at the same company, but Allison Hakomaki has done just that — and it’s enabled her to live in cities across Canada, better her education, and climb to a role in senior management.   By Hailey Eisen     Changing jobs every two to three years […]





Meet Bridget Russo, CMO of a design brand with a bigger purpose graphic

Meet Bridget Russo, CMO of a design brand with a bigger purpose

March, 7th, 2017

Bridget Russo joined Shinola in 2012, relocating from her native Tribeca to the company’s Detroit headquarters in 2014. As Chief Marketing Officer she oversees global marketing and communications, building the American design brand through storytelling and well-made products. By bringing skilled manufacturing jobs back to Detroit, Shinola is also having a positive social impact on […]





Meet Caroline Riseboro, a CEO With a Plan for Women and Girls graphic

Meet Caroline Riseboro, a CEO With a Plan for Women and Girls

February, 17th, 2017

Caroline Riseboro leads Plan International Canada’s operations as President and CEO. Previously she held roles at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, as well as World Vision Canada, where she was the first and youngest woman in the agency’s history to serve in the SVP role. Her volunteer leadership positions span across numerous boards and […]





Make their voices heard: How the capital markets sector can benefit from diversity graphic

Make their voices heard: How the capital markets sector can benefit from diversity

January, 15th, 2017

Marian Lawson, Executive Vice-President of Global Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking with Scotiabank, believes that corporate championing of diversity is good for not only minorities, but for businesses as well. Here she explains how not only bringing new perspectives to the forefront, but making those perspectives heard, benefits the capital markets sector.  By Shelley White   […]





Meet Susan McPherson, the Angel Investor Women Want on their Team graphic

Meet Susan McPherson, the Angel Investor Women Want on their Team

January, 9th, 2017

Susan McPherson is the kind of woman women want on their team — and we don’t blame them. She’s the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, and currently is focused on investing in and advising women-led technology start-ups. She serves on the boards of several […]





5 Minutes with Mary Ann Turcke graphic

5 Minutes with Mary Ann Turcke

January, 1st, 2017

Mary Ann Turcke is President, Digital Media and NFL Network. With nearly two decades spent leading both Canadian and American companies, she knows more than a thing or two about what it means to be a woman with power – and what it will take to create more of them. As an influential figure in the Canadian business […]





Meet Linda Hung, Senior Director of Theme Parks graphic

Meet Linda Hung, Senior Director of Theme Parks

November, 22nd, 2016

Linda Hung is the Senior Director of Theme Parks at FORREC, a global entertainment design company based in Toronto. Her project experience includes the design and development of large-scale destination resorts such as Resorts World in Singapore, regional parks including LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Malaysia and Universal Studios Singapore and a local children’s playground in the […]





From Bank Teller to Head of BMO: Meet Charyl Galpin graphic

From Bank Teller to Head of BMO: Meet Charyl Galpin

March, 3rd, 2016

Managing motherhood with a career that climbed from bank teller to head of BMO Nesbitt Burns, Charyl Galpin has always stayed true to her personal brand.   By Hailey Eisen   Family dinners were non-negotiable. Even if that meant leaving for work so early that her kids weren’t even awake. A mother of two young […]





Popeyes CEO’s advice to women? Be your authentic self and produce results graphic

Popeyes CEO’s advice to women? Be your authentic self and produce results

December, 7th, 2015

Coming from an extensive career in branding, Cheryl Bachelder climbed the ranks at Procter and Gamble and KFC before joining fried chicken rival Popeyes as CEO in 2007. She is clear about her passions: learning, rich brands, and good leadership. We sat down with Cheryl to learn more about her path to the c-suite, and how her leadership style has led to positive business results.