Senior Executives


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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 […]



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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 […]



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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 […]



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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   […]



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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 […]



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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 […]




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