Commissioner, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
When Brenda Lucki’s career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began over three decades ago, there were no women in leadership positions. Today, as the first female permanent leader of the RCMP, Lucki is finally at the top. Selected by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for her potential to affect real change, Lucki is tasked with healing many of the wounds within the RCMP, as well as those that are outward facing: improving morale, bringing in increased civilian oversight, overhauling the investigation of harassment complaints, and fostering a new approach to policing in aboriginal communities. With her at the helm, the country can look forward to an RCMP force that is attuned to the needs of the people they serve, rather than status quo.