Traditionally male-dominated, the Canadian life insurance industry is changing. Many women are now reaching the highest ranks at insurance companies, managing general agencies and within industry associations. Others are distinguishing themselves as trusted advisors. In the following pages, we are proud to highlight the accomplishments of 50 of these influential women who are contributing their energy, talents and determination toward the same goal – the financial security of Canadians.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the readers and organizations who took the time to suggest influential women for this special report. We would also like to thank journalists Kate McCaffery, Susan Yellin, Rosemary McCracken, Alain Thériault and Sandrine Champigny and our graphic designer, Myriam Lauzon, for their excellent work and dedication. Finally, a huge thank you and our congratulations to our 50 Women of Influence!
Donna Glasgow, Editor-in-Chief
Serge Therrien, President and Publisher
Kathy Bardswick Karen Bjerland Teresa Black Hughes Cindy Bowden Tracey Cambridge Heather Clarke Heather Courneya Karen Cutler Caron Czorny Cindy David Julie Dickson Terri DiFlorio Diane Dupuis Sophie Fortin Cathy Fuchs Jocelyne Gagnon Sharon Giffen Marianne Harrison Debbie Hartzman Lee Helkie Angelina Hung Suzie Labbé Francine Lavallée Christine Lengvari Abbie MacMillan Sucharita Maitra Monette Malewski Karen Mason Monique Maynard Angela Mazerolle Diane McCurdy Louise Mitchell Brigitte Parent Cathy Perron Cathy Preston Renee Rebelo Nancy Russell Susan St.Amand Kim Stanley Tina Tehranchian Micheline Varas Lucette Wesley Tracey West Libby Wildman Catherine Wood Sonia Wu Julie Yoshikuni Justine Zavitz Terry Zavitz Patricia Ziegler