2022 Annual Recognition Gala — Montreal

Past Event

Join leaders from the corporate and political world for the Women in Governance’s 2022 Annual Recognition Gala in Montreal!

Presented by the Canadian Bankers Association, the Gala will be held under the honorary co-presidency of Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer of Lavery and Denis Giangi, President of Rolls-Royce Canada Limited.

Together we will honour this year’s Parity Certified organizations and celebrate their outstanding actions in favor of gender equity, diversity, and inclusion. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the certified organization’s leading teams, as well as WiG’s Parity Certification partners: AccentureMercer, and WTWCathy Wong, Vice President, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Official Languages at Telefilm Canada will be our host. Finally, we are priviledged to announce that representatives of all three levels of government have confirmed their attendance:

– The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, who will join our Founder and Chief Equity Officer Caroline Codsi for a fireside chat;
– Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, CAQ candidate in Terrebonne riding, incumbent MP and Quebec’s Minister of Economy and Innovation;
– Ms. Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal.

This innovative certification, the first of its kind created in North America in 2017 with the pro bono support of McKinsey & Company, enables organizations to concretely close the gender gap at every level of their hierarchy. With the help of its prestigious partners, WiG evaluates and guides companies on their journey towards parity, taking into account intersectionality and the multiple facets of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Close to 700,000 employees now work for a Parity Certified organization, and in 2021, despite the pandemic, a record number of renowned organizations have submitted their application! Click here to learn more about WiG’s Parity Certification.

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Download our sponsorship booklet: Partnership booklet | 2022 Annual Recognition Gala—Montreal

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About our honorary co-presidents

Anik Trudel is Lavery’s Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for implementing the firm’s vision and strategic plan while managing its daily affairs and administrative functions.

A trained lawyer (Université de Montréal) and certified coach in neuro-linguistic programming with additional training in business development (HEC Montréal), Anik had twenty years of experience as a partner with a prominent Canadian law firm. In this role, she practiced in civil and commercial litigation and represented a number of national and international public and private major corporations before the general and appellate courts, as well as arbitration tribunals.

Anik has also worked in public relations for leading industry firms for over ten years. She has advised and accompanied senior executives dealing with business challenges, issues management, organizational transformation, brand image management and public relations.

Finally, Anik has successively occupied senior management positions in two international public relations firms due to her precise analysis of crisis prevention and clear understanding of the communication needs related to managing change.
Anik sat on numerous Boards of Directors of cultural, business and charitable organizations throughout her career. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (since 2021, Board Member since 2018) and Board Member at Port of Montréal (since 2008, Chair in 2016-2017) and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (since 2016).

Denis Giangi was appointed President of Rolls-Royce Canada Limited in 2016. In his role, he oversees the maintenance, repair and overhaul, lease asset management and fleet planning for Business Aviation globally, as well as the in-country management of all Rolls-Royce business units in Canada. He joined Rolls-Royce in 1999 as a Tax Manager and has held increasingly senior roles, being named CFO in 2012 before becoming Vice-President Operations in 2015. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, he worked at KPMG in the Audit and Tax groups.

In addition to serving as Chairman of the board from 2019-2021, Denis has, since 2009, served on the Board of Directors of Aero Montreal, whose mission it is to mobilize Quebec’s “aerospace cluster” to increase the sector’s growth on the global scene. He also chairs the Board of Directors of GLACIER—a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney for engine ice testing—and sits the Board of Directors of the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada (AIAC). As part of his continued support of the community, he was named to the Board of Directors of Centraide of Greater Montreal in 2021.

Denis is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University. He has completed the 2030 Global Leadership program from Tuck University in the U.S., China and India. In addition to being an Institute certified Director, holding the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, he has lectured on Taxation, Financial Accounting and Auditing at McGill University for 10 years.

More information

*Act fast, seats are limited!
**Formal attire (evening/cocktail).
***No refunds 7 days before the Gala, but you may transfer your ticket to another person.
****We encourage participating organizations to display their support for the cause of gender parity in the Gala’s program:

Download our sponsorship booklet: Partnership booklet | 2022 Annual Recognition Gala—Montreal

Interested in donating an item for our silent auction ($250 minimum value)? Contact us at events@womeningovernance.world