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PODCAST: Influencers and advisory council members from Concordia’s Women and Leadership program reflect on what empowers them on International Women’s Day
March 6, 2017
By Tiffany Lafleur

Did you know Concordia has 92,000 women graduates around the world?

To celebrate their collective achievements on International Women’s Day, student reporter Tiffany Lafleur interviewed influential women, including members of the Concordia Alumni Women and Leadership Advisory Council.

This podcast features reflections from the following women on what inspires and empowers them:

Caroline van Vlaardingen, BA 84, award-winning broadcaster at CTV Montreal

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, LLD 11, first woman to hold the title of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; she also serves as Deputy of the Governor General of Canada

Dana Ades-Landy, MBA 83, chief executive officer, Heart and Stroke Foundation, named one of Canada’s top 100 most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network

Anne-Marie Hubert, LLD 15, Quebec managing partner at EY (Ernst & Young), named one of Canada’s most powerful women four times by the Women’s Executive Network

Patricia Lenkov, MBA 86, founder and president of Agility Executive Search

Anne Whitelaw, BFA 87, GrDip 92, PhD 96, vice-provost of Planning and Positioning at Concordia University

Lili-Anna Peresa, president and executive director of Centraide of Greater Montreal, member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Rebecca Duclos, dean of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts

Anju Dhillon, BA 02, lawyer and Liberal Member of Parliament and Secretary for the Status of Women

Ilona Dougherty, BA 03, co-founder of Apathy is Boring, named one of Canada’s most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network in 2015

Anne-Marie Croteau, BSc 86, associate dean, Graduate and Professional Graduate Programs and External Relations, at Concordia's John Molson School of Business

Caterina Rizzi, BA 04, co-founder of Montreal start-up Breather

Mira Ahmad, student, president of the Young Liberals of Canada

Christina Paylan, BA 05, MBA 16, media consultant, former president of the John Molson School of Business Women in Business Club

Julia Sutera, student, vice-president of Internal Affairs and Administration for ASFA

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