Events

Upcoming and past events.

We organize events in order to encourage women’s networking (among themselves and with the many men who participate in our events), and to give them privileged access to inspiring and renowned speakers, as well as contribute to their education and development in terms of governance and other important related topics that will help them on their career path.

Future events

Gender Parity Forum

Sep 29 2020

Virtual Forum

From 12pm to 1:30pm EST.

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2020 Global Parity Summit

Nov 13 2020

2020 GLOBAL PARITY SUMMIT Friday, November 13, 2020 From 10am to 4pm EST.   Virtual Summit. . Women in Governance (WiG) wishes to invite you to our 2020 Global Parity Summit, taking place on November 13 from 10am to 4pm EST. Studies show that it will take more than 180 years to achieve gender parity […]

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Past events

Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Closing the gender gap in the legal industry

Jul 29 2020

Virtual Discussion Panel Event

from 12 pm to 1 pm (EDT)

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Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Monique Leroux & Norm Steinberg

Jul 9 2020

Virtual Discussion Panel Event

from 12 pm to 1 pm (EDT)

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Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Aerospace industry leaders

Jun 16 2020

Virtual Discussion Panel Event

from 12 pm to 1 pm (EDT)

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Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Valerie Pisano

Jun 3 2020

Virtual Fireside Chat Event

from 12 pm to 12:45 pm (EDT)

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Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Rola Dagher

May 13 2020

Virtual Fireside Chat Event

from 12 pm to 12:45 pm

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Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala – Toronto

Mar 3 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

181 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON
M5V 3G7

From 6 pm to 9:30 pm

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HR FORUM

Nov 19 2019

Yorkville Conference Centre

150 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON
M5S 2X9

From 11 AM to 12:30 PM

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Women in Governance’s 2019 Annual Recognition Gala – Montreal

Sep 25 2019

Palais des congrès de Montreal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montreal, QC
H2Z 1H5

from 5:30 pm to 9 pm

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Networking cocktail & panel discussion with Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Doctors Without Borders.

May 30 2019

BMO Executive Lounges

129 rue St-Jacques, 14th floor
Montreal, QC
H2Y 1L6

from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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Randi Zuckerberg at the CCMM in collaboration with Women in Governance!

Mar 14 2019

Place des Arts – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

175 Sainte-Catherine St. West
Montreal, QC
H2X 1Y9

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala – Toronto

Feb 20 2019

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

181 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON
M5V 3G7

From 6:30 pm to 9:45 pm

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Exclusive Networking Dinner with Headhunters – Women in Governance

Feb 5 2019

Le Mount Stephen

1440 Drummond St.
Montreal, QC
H3G 1V9

From 5:15 pm to 8:45 pm

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Women in Governance’s 2018 Annual Recognition Gala – Montréal

Sep 11 2018

Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala took place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal.

During this prestigious evening, Parity Certified companies have been honored for their outstanding actions in favor of gender equality.

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Networking Cocktail with Craig T. Smith, a key player in the last American presidential race!

Jun 12 2018

After interviewing Hillary Clinton a few months ago, Caroline Codsi, President and Founder of Women in Governance interviewed Craig T. Smith, key player in the last American presidential campaign and political strategist who worked closely with both Bill and Hillary Clinton for the past 40 years.

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Rotating dinner with the head hunters on February 27, 2018 at the Club St–James

Feb 27 2018

We will have associates from the most important Montreal headhunters available to discuss with you. You will have the opportunity to dine with a minimum of 3 at a rotating dinner that will take you to take your starter, dish and dessert at 3 different tables at the prestigious Club St-James.

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Hillary Clinton: Live – Montreal

Oct 23 2017

Join Hillary Rodham Clinton this Fall as she travels the United States and Canada. Interviewed by Caroline Codsi, ICD.D., President & Founder, Women in Governance in Toronto September 28th (sold out) and in Montreal October 23rd.

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Women in Governance’s Annual Gala 2017 – Montreal

Sep 14 2017

Women in Governance Annual Recognition Gala was held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal. The event was co-chaired by Ms. Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of Directors of Transcontinental Inc. and Mr. Éric R. La Flèche, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro Inc.

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Diversity, a great asset for Quebec!

May 8 2017

Caroline Codsi, Founding President of Women in Governance, hosted ALDO Founder Aldo Bensadoun, renowned author Kim Thuy and Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer Ivanhoe Cambridge, Nathalie Palladitcheff for a panel entitled Diversity, a major asset for Québec. The atmosphere was upbeat in front of a crowd of men and women committed to diversity at the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal.

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Luncheon with Monique F. Leroux

Apr Wed 2017

On April 5, Caroline Codsi interviewed Monique F.Leroux, President of the International Co-operative Alliance and Chair of the Board of Investissement Québec. The discussion provided her perspective on how to accelerate the advancement of women and achieve parity. Photos of the event   Video of the event Interview with Monique F. Leroux  

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Exclusive Networking Dinner with Headhunters

Feb Wed 2017

On Feb. 1 more than a dozen headhunters, in charge of recruitment for executive positions, from different firms, gathered at a rotating dinner to provide advice to participants on how to position their career to reach an executive position or a seat on a board of directors. Photos of the event   Annual Partners

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Parity worthy of celebration at the annual Women in Governance Gala MONTREAL

Sep Wed 2016

Videos from the Gala Discussion panel Speech by Caroline Codsi, Founder of Women in Governance Presented by Annual Partners Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsor Bronze Sponsors  

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Keynote Speaker: Margareth Henriquez, CEO KRUG Champagne (LVMH, Paris)

Apr Thu 2016

Margareth (Maggie) Henriquez, a strong and sparkling woman at the head of the Krug champagne, boldly perpetuates the pioneering and creative spirit of a LVMH House of Excellence. A Harvard University trained engineer, this Venezuelan living in Paris inspires us through heratypical career path and her ability to face adversity and succeed. Woman of strength […]

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Live Conference from the National Assembly in Paris

Feb Wed 2016

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 a panel discussion was moderated by Caroline Codsi, Founder of Women in Governance, followed by a question and answer period. The panel: • Marie-Jo Zimmermann, Ministerof Moselle (France), author of the Copé-Zimmermann law. • Lucille Desjonquères, Founder of Women at the Heart of Councils • François Pérol, Chairman of the […]

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Keynote Speaker: Anne-Marie Leroy, SVP, World Bank (Washington)

Nov Thu 2015

  At the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Montreal, the Women in Governance event took place on November 5, 2015. During this event, Caroline Codsi, founder of Women in Governance, hosted directly from Washington Anne Marie Leroy, First Vice-President -President and Legal Advisor of the World Bank. It was in front of a packed house that offered her […]

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Conference with Louise Fréchette, former UN Vice-Secretary General and Jean Charest, former Québec premier

Sep Wed 2015

C’est au prestigieux Centre Canadien d’Architecture qu’a eu lieu l’événement de la Gouvernance au Féminin le 9 septembre 2015. Durant cet événement, Caroline Codsi recevait deux grands conférenciers, Louise Fréchette, ancienne no. 2 de l’ONU nommée parmi les femmes les plus puissantes au monde par Forbes et Jean Charest, le seul Premier Ministre du Québec […]

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Awards Gala celebrating 5 years of Women in Governance (La Governance au Féminin)

May Fri 2015

During the celebrations for the fifth anniversary of Women in Governance, five awards were presented. Monique Jerôme-Forget received the Lifetime Achievement Award. L. Jacques Ménard, Chairman of the Board of BMO Nesbitt Burns and President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec, received the Him for Her Award, while the Women’s Advancement Award celebrated the contribution of […]

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Discussion Panel with Françoise Bertrand, Thierry Dorval and Hélène F. Fortin

Jun Tue 2014

Prestigious panel of 3 outstanding directors: • Françoise Bertrand, President of the Quebecor Board of Directors and President of the Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce • Thierry Dorval, President of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Quebec section and Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright • Hélène Fortin, President of the Board of Loto-Québec and Associate […]

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Cocktail Conference Chaired by Monique Jérôme-Forget

Jun Tue 2013

Launch Cocktail Party for the new Women in Governance web site, held on June 4th at the University Club presided over by Monique Jérôme-Forget, an important figure on the political and business scene and in Quebec. Mrs. Jérôme-Forget made the low representation of women in the decision-making bodies her battleground and wrote a book on […]

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Discussion Panel on the presence of Women on Boards

May Tue 2011

Panel discussion on the presence of women on boards of directors with: Sylvie Mercier, Chair of the Board of Directors of Mtl Women’s Y Jean La Couture, President of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Quebec Chapter Rita de Santis, partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg. Panel moderated by: Diane Bérard, columnist for the weekly […]

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Conference on Personal Branding

Jan Tue 2011

Conference by Roxane Duhamel, Vice-Chair of the Council on the Status of Women and Caroline Codsi, founder of Women in Governance offering advice on personal branding and visibility for career development and achieving positions on a Board of Directors. Photos of the event

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Conference on governance education

Sep Thu 2010

Conference on governance education with the participation of the following speakers: Nathalie Francisci and Claude Delâge, Institute of Company Directors (IAS) Dora Koop, McGill University Bruno Déry, Board of Directors of Companies and Louise Champoux-Paillé, Circle of Directors of Certified Companies Janis Riven, Certified Secretaries of Canada Eddie Leschiutta, CorporateGovernance Centre Samson Bélair / Deloitte […]

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Launch of Women and Boards (La Gouvernance au Féminin)

May Mon 2010

Photos de l’événement

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