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 event

Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala – Toronto

31 January 2019

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON
M5V 2W6

From 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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Past events

Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala 2018 – Montréal

11 September 2018

Annual Recognition Gala 11 September 2018   Palais des congrès de Montréal 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5   From 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm   EventbriteJoin the event   Book here Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala took place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Palais […]

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

1 June 2018

(Click the photo to view album)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.Watch some of the best […]

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

5 March 2018

Make your career a priority in 2018. Do you aspire to serve on boards or executive positions? You want to make sure you have everything you need in terms of experience, education, networking, etc. to get there ? It is planned in advance.We would like to help you think about your career – what you […]

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Hillary Clinton in Montreal – Book Tour – 23rd of october 2017

21 December 2017



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Hillary Clinton: Live – Montreal

23 October 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. PROMO CODE : GOUVF15

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Women in Governance’s Annual Gala 2017 – Montréal

14 September 2017

Best moments selection- Annual Awards Gala 2017 Panel to the annual awards Gala Cliquez  ici pour visionner l’album photo 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 […]

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Diversity, a great asset for Québec!

8 May 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. It was with humour and inspiration that the extraordinary life paths of personalities from the entrepreneurial, cultural […]

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Luncheon with Monique F. Leroux

5 April 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

9 February 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

14 September 2016

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

7 April 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

3 February 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)

5 November 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

9 September 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)

15 May 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

10 June 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

4 June 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

10 May 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

25 January 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

23 September 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)

3 May 2010

Photos de l’événement

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