MONTREAL, April 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Association of Québec Women
in Finance (AQWF) honoured talented and exceptional professional women
last night, as well as students, all of which excel in the finance
world. Ms. Dana Ades-Landy, Chairperson of the Board of the AQWF,
presided this event of nearly 600 guests.
Since its founding in 2002, this association of talented, enterprising
women has played a key role in Québec's economic development. The Talentueuses Award Ceremony highlights the achievements of professional women within
the finance sector through awards in several categories.
"Through its Talentueuses Award Ceremony, the Association of Québec Women in Finance created an
ideal venue to showcase its commitment and evolution," said Ms. Dana
Ades-Landy, Chairperson of the AQWF. "This 8th edition featured the creation of two new award categories, namely the
"Grand mentor" and "Étoile montante" awards, which reward the women who
encourage the evolution of our members and excellence among the next
generation, respectively. We also unveiled our new Mentorship Program.
This program developed and stewarded by the John Molson Women in
Business Club, will be offered as of September 2013."
Furthermore, in recognition of the role played by AQWF founder Andrée
Corriveau, it was announced that the "Inspiration" Award will
henceforth be known as the "Inspiration - Andrée Corriveau" Award.
Winners of the 8th edition of the Talentueuses Award Ceremony
"Inspiration - Andrée Corriveau" Award (presented by the Board of Directors of the AQWF):
Ms. Guylaine Leclerc, Managing Partner, Accuracy
Ms. Maarika Paul, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
"Grand mentor" Award :
Ms. Madeleine Chenette, Partner and Head National Strategy Advisory Services, KPMG
"Étoile montante" Award:
Ms. Nancy Paquet, President, Direct Brokerage, National Bank of Canada
"Relève RBC" Award:
Ms. Arielle Desforges, HEC Montréal
"Relève Desjardins" Award:
Ms. Andréanne Dubé, Université Laval
"Relève Desjardins" Award :
Ms. Claude Côté, Université Laval
Grant Collège des administrateurs de sociétés
Ms. Françoise Lyon, Senior Vice-President, Pembroke Private Wealth Management Ltd
The Association of Québec Women in Finance would like to thank the
Senior Partners: Desjardins, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RBC
President's Circle: National Bank, Scotia Bank, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Desjardins, RBC
Platinum: Aon, National Bank, Sun Life Financial, Heenan Blaikie
Gold: CPA (Comptables professionnels agrées du Québec), TD Bank Financial Group
About the Association
Founded in May 2002, the Association of Québec Women in Finance is
comprised of nearly 400 Québec women in finance. It organizes several
networking, professional development and international business
activities each year and provides its members with privileged access to
a major worldwide network of women in finance, including the New York
The Association of Québec Women in Finance's mission is to contribute to
the national and international outreach of its members by promoting
their skills and fostering the development of business relationships
throughout Canada and abroad, by nominating women to senior management
positions and boards of administrators.
Photos available upon request.
SOURCE: Association des femmes en finance du Québec (AFFQ)
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