Team Members

Find out more about our committee members and their reasons for getting involved.

Women in Governance’s activities are driven and supported by a dynamic and committed team with the help of its loyal, devoted partners.

Our committees work throughout the year on the different aspects of our mission.

Permanent Team

Women in Governance

Women in Governance’s activities are driven and supported by a dynamic and committed team composed of women and men of diverse ages and ethnic origins, perfectly reflecting the organization’s core values. As all studies have shown, a diversity of perspectives results in better financial performance, more innovation, and a more robust decision-making process throughout the organization. By applying this principle in which we sincerely believe, we ensure Women in Governance’s continued success.

Caroline Codsi

President & Founder

Nicole Piggott

Vice-President, Global Operations


Sergina Guéry

Director, Communication, Marketing and Events

Ilham Heouali

Executive Assistant

Cédric Meyer

Director, Finance & Treasury

Rafael Moya

Program Manager, Parity Certification

Nathalie Perreault

Account Director, Parity Certification

Salomé Sandler Tally

Coordinator, Global Operations

Ontario Promotion


The Ontario Promotion Committee is involved in planning and promoting Women in Governance’s annual recognition Gala in Toronto, thus offering our guests a rewarding and meaningful experience throughout their journey. This committee is also responsible for developing partnerships with organizations that value the advancement of women, and promoting the Parity Certification in the province of Ontario.

Sunita Mahant

Senior Director, Legal Affairs, Ivanhoé Cambridge

«If we continue to do the same thing, we will get the same results. The time is now for men and women to collectively change the way we do things – it is the only way to achieve better results for our society, the economy and our country as a whole.»

Tim Downing

Director, Federal and Provincial Affairs, CPP Investment Board (CPP Investments)


Andrew Lindsay

Brand Architect and Digital Strategist, Lindsay Strategic

«I am pleased to help build a community and a movement that highlights gender equality and parity as ‘a spectrum; not as two opposing sets of ideals (Emma Watson). Women’s rights are Human rights.»

Sophie Van Houtte

Head, TSX Company Services,
TMX Group

Karen Adams

Chief Commercial and Health Innovation Officer, Snapclarity

Gail Strachan

Strategy & Consulting, Transformation Leader Accenture

Eve Remillard-Larose

Co-Managing Partner, Toronto,
Sid Lee

Karoline Hunter

Head, Company Services,
TMX Group

Deena Baikowitz

Chief Networking Officer,
Fireball Network Global

Jennifer Bishop

Miller Thomson LLP

Mentoring and Governance Training


Members of the Mentoring and Governance Training Committee draw on best practices in mentoring and apply them to our robust program designed for women in leadership positions looking to move up to senior management. These experienced and passionate professionals support the advancement of women through their concrete actions and their strong presence alongside other mentors and the mentees.

Laure Cohen van Delft          CO-PRESIDENT

Entrepreneur and Management Coach, SmartCoaching

«Opening as many doors as possible to women in decision-making roles in order to create a richer, more diverse, and more humane working environment together.»

Guylaine Voghel

Director Business development, Logic-6

«To allow women wishing to accesss senior positions of responsability to have the audacity to follow their dream and to achieve their ambitious goals.»


Frank Bernard

Vice-President, Client relations and Partnerships, Optimum Holdings Inc.

Carolina Lerena

Senior Specialist, Human Resources, Bell

«Living out my passion through others’ development. Fostering their well-being by guiding them in the emergence and progression of their talents.»

Michael Rubenstein

Chief Executive Officer, Biomod inc.

«Diversity and gender parity is not only the right thing to do, it is the thing to do if you’re interested in driving better business performance. When hiring for my teams, I have always said that I would hire the best man for the job… which is often a woman!»

Annie Remillard

COO, The Humans Lab Inc.

«Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Gandhi»

Communications and Media Relations


The Communications and Media Relations Committee is composed of experienced communicators who are well versed in media relations and use their creativity to make all our communications as interesting, catchy and informative as possible.

Annick Robinson

Head of Communications and Public Relations, Bombardier Transportation

«We know that businesses who achieve gender equity perform better; therefore our work in support of parity is not only helping women thrive, but helping Canadian businesses do so as well.»

Delphine Poux

Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development, Mishmash Media

«I believe that a truly inclusive culture in the workplace is essential for women and men to be successful and ultimately be fulfilled. Women in Governance’s approach captures that on all aspects and I am proud to contribute to this powerful movement.»


Carolyne Van Der Meer

Director, Corporate Communications, CASACOM

«Women in Governance needs the support and expertise of professionals who can help grow its reach. My belief in leadership development for women has led to my offering my personal and professional support to this inspiring organization.»

Marie-Christine Masseteau

Founder, Mille et une pages

«Parity. Parity as a whole. A value transmitted in my home, in my child’s education. Now on a professional level, nothing is more natural than for me to be involved and to concretely support Women in Governance’s remarkable actions.»

Joanne Pitkin

Director, Corporate and Public Affairs, Argyle Public Relationships

«Inclusive leadership helps organizations to become more collaborative, dynamic and competitive in today’s social and economic environment. Elevating women to corporate leadership and board positions is essential to achieving success.»

Erwan Picard

Consultant, Brand, Marketing and Business Development

«I am proud to contribute to the mission of Women in Governance. Way beyond better economic performance, equity and diversity are essential morally and socially. We can and must do better.»

Ladanna James

Global Brand, Marketing and Communications Executive

Marc Desmarais

Vice-president, Government Relations, NATIONAL

Parity Certification


The Parity Certification Committee launched with great success the Parity Certification in Quebec in 2017, and it is now available nationwide. The focus of this innovative standard is not solely on parity in decision-making bodies, but it also takes into consideration succession planning.

Louise Champoux-Paillé

Certified company administrator

«My commitment to Women in Governance began with my participation in the Certification Committee when it was in its early days. I later shared my diverse research on gender parity and collaborated with the Government Relations and Mentoring Committees. This commitment allows me to meet women looking to break the glass ceiling while maintaining a balance between work, family, and personal life, which is so essential to living a good life.»

Louise Dufour

Consultant, Strategic HR Management


Robert Bonneau

Senior Partner and co-founder, Décarie Executive Search

«However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.» – Winston Churchill

Priscila Gomes

Business Executive, HR Group, Rio Tinto

«My grandmother taught me at a very young age the importance of getting involved and being part of change. I am part of Women in Governance because I feel it is a small gesture to thank all of the people that have empowered me to follow my dreams and for my role-models that have been courageous to question the status quo and paved the path before me. Globally we still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity and I want to be part of that change.»

Joanie Coutu-Bellerose

Manager, Total Rewards and Performance Richter

«It is by actively contributing and persevering that we will make a real difference.»

Giovanna Buscemi

Vice President People and Culture, Fuel Transport Inc.

In order for women to achieve corporate leadership and Board positions, we must first create the conditions for success. I’m proud to contribute to this important mission in association with Women in Governance.

Mariama S. Keita

Chief of staff to the CEO, Rio Tinto Aluminium

Suzanne Daneau

Vice President Human Resources, EXFO

Sophie Méthot

HR Business Partner, Remuneration and Benefits Expert, Omnitrans

Carine Lacroix

Founder and CEO, Reneshone Corp.

Jean-Francois Thibault

Associate, CGC Consultants

Special counselors

André Dorais

Lawyer, André R. Dorais Avocats

« The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.»

Karina Kesserwan

Lawyer, Aboriginal Law specialist, Kesserwan Arteau

Michèle Meier

Vice President, Communications, Corporate Marketing and CSR, and International Affairs, Ivanhoé Cambridge

«Women in Governance’s work is important, because teams will enhance their performance through diversity and a multidisciplinary approach.»

Élodie Meyer

Director, Legal, Privacy and Breach Coach Services, Bradley & Rollins

«Accessing senior management and board positions is a concern that young women must also share in order to prepare for their future but also to participate in the social movement that will contribute to achieving gender equality in all spheres of society.»