2023 Annual Recognition Gala — Montreal

Past Event

Join leaders from the corporate and political world for the Women in Governance (WiG) 2023 Annual Recognition Gala in Montreal! 

It’s already time for the 10th edition of WiG’s Annual Recognition Gala that will take place on Tuesday, September 26. Presented by Bell, the Gala will be held under the honorary co-presidency of Manuelle Oudar, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST) and Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier. Renowned TV and radio host, Rebecca Makonnen, will be our emcee.

This prestigious evening will bring together top leaders from the corporate and political worlds, including:

– The Honorable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth of Canada;
– Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec’s Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy;
– Jean Boulet
, Quebec’s Minister of Labour;
Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, first woman to be elected Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke.

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: Accenture, Mercer, and WTW.

Browse photos from the evening:
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Watch some of its best moments

Interested in sponsoring our Gala?

Download our sponsorship booklet:

Partnership booklet | 2023 Annual Recognition Gala — Montreal


Interested in purchasing advertising space in our Gala program?
We encourage organizations to display their support for the cause of gender parity!
Following your purchase of a table or half-table,
the reservation is done directly through Eventbrite.


Interested in donating an item for our silent auction?
The items must have a minimal value of $250.
Contact Candice Perrin, Coordinator, Events:

About our Parity Certification

Created in 2017, and the first of its kind in North America, the Parity Certification helps organizations increase the representation of women where they have historically been underrepresented, as well as in senior management positions. Accenture, Mercer, and WTW support the WiG team in the assessment of applications. The robust tool not only evaluates parity at the decision-making level of an organization, but also evaluate the implementation of mechanisms that enable women at all levels to achieve career advancement, creating a pipeline of female talent. Particular attention is also given to intersectionality to ensure that BIPOC, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2S+, as well as women with disabilities are sponsored, supported, and promoted. So far, the Parity Certification has directly impacted nearly 1,000,000 employees across Canada and the United States. Visit our Parity Certification microsite to learn more!

Join us and contribute to the advancement of parity, diversity, and inclusion!


More Information

*  Act fast, seats are limited!
** Evening attire.
*** No refunds 7 days before the Gala, but you may transfer your ticket to another person.