Book Caroline Codsi for your next events

Make your next event an unforgettable experience by choosing our Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Caroline Codsi, as one of your speakers. She will bring a unique and enriching perspective to a variety of exciting topics: her expertise, passion, and ability to provoke thoughtful reflection will leave a lasting impression on your audience.

Caroline Codsi, ICD.D

Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Women in Governance

Languages: English and French

Born in Beirut, Caroline Codsi came of age during the Lebanese civil war before enjoying a brilliant career in Canada. After over 20 years in the corporate world—including the last decade in VP and SVP roles—she opted in 2017 to dedicate all of her time, energy, and vision to Women in Governance, as President and Chief Equity Officer of the organization she founded herself in 2010.

Caroline dedicates her life to all matters relating to the access of women to executive roles and Board positions in Canada, as well as women’s equality rights across the globe. In light of her accomplishments, Caroline was appointed by Prime minister Justin Trudeau on the National Committee for Gender Equality in 2019, and by Mayor Valérie Plante on the Montreal Business Committee, during both of her mandates. She was recognized as part of Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures in Quebec, the Top 75 Canadian Immigrants, Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, and Top 100 Entrepreneurs changing the world.

Caroline’s contributions to the Canadian society—and beyond—have been recognized on a number of occasions. Widely quoted in national and international media, she is the recipient of numerous national and international awards, including those from the Réseau des Femmes d’Affaires du Québec (2010), Espace Féminin Arabe (2011), Premières en Affaires (2012), UN Women (2015), the Mercuriades (2017). She was also named Leader of the Decade for Diversity & Inclusion by the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi (2018), and “Personality of the Week” by La Presse (2019). In 2023, she was honored with the Lifetime Contribution Award by Women Leaders in Pharma.

A highly sought-after speaker, Caroline has hosted and participated in conferences all over the world, including two TEDx talks in Canada (in English) and in Morocco (in French), which counts almost 150,000 views to this day. Tens of thousands of subscribers follow her daily on social media, and she was approached by LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft to give highly successful workshops on various topics.

She has been Governor of the Jeune Chambre de Commerce Libanaise (JCCL), a mentor for the Junior Chamber of commerce of Montreal (JCCM), spokesperson for the Salvation Army, and has sat on dozens of boards, including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, and Enfants Retour. Currently, she sits on the Boards of the Quebec Employer Council (Conseil du Patronat du Québec), Alexa Translations, ARECOR Renewable Energy, and Sustain Finance. She also has been on Le Chainon Foundation’s Board of Governors since 2013.


Barriers to Women’s Career Advancement; Change Management; Contribution of Women and Underrepresented Groups to Prosperity; Developing Your Personal Brand; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI); Impostor Syndrome; Inclusive Leadership; Men as Crucial Stakeholders in the Quest for Parity; Negotiation Skills; Parity in the Workplace: Benefits, Tips, and Best Practices; Pathway to the Boardroom; Political Abilities in Career Advancement; Power of Influence; Strategic Networking; Take your Career to the next Level as a Woman; Unconscious Bias; Women in Governance’s Parity Certification™; and much more!


Hillary Clinton; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan; Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director; Anne-Marie Leroy, SVP of the World Bank; Louise Fréchette, Former Vice-Secretary General of the United Nations; Marie-Jo Zimmermann, Member of Parliament, author of quotas Law Copé-Zimmermann in France; Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Doctors Without Borders; Robert Tessier, Chairman of the board of the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec; Joanne Lipman, author and former Editor-in-Chief of USA Today; Craig Smith, Political strategist for Bill and Hillary Clinton; Jean Charest, former Prime Minister of Quebec; Monique Jérôme-Forget, former Minister of Finance of Quebec; Françoise Bertrand, Chairperson of the Board of VIA Rail and former Chairperson of Quebecor; Kim Thuy, acclaimed author; Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada; Dominique Anglade, former Vice-Prime Minister of Quebec; Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec’s Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy; Jean Boulet, Quebec’s Minister of Labour; and much more!

Organizations that have trusted her

Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires (AQPP); Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC); CAE; Club canadien de Toronto; Colleges and Institutes Canada; Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST); Embassy of Canada to France, in Paris; Embassy of Canada to Mexico, in Mexico City; Equans Services; Eurasian Women’s Forum; Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA); iA Financial Group; Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC); International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA); Quebec Chapter of The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Quebec); Quebec Employer Council (Conseil du Patronat du Québec – CPQ); Les Affaires; LinkedIn Learning; NASA; Norton Rose Fulbright; Ryerson University; Scotiabank; TEDxTELUS Health; Women in Tech; Women’s Economic Forum in New Delhi; Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society; and much more!