What is The Prosperity Project?

The Prosperity Project™ is a new not-for-profit organization founded to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian women who are being disproportionately affected. The Project is pan-Canadian in scope and fills an important need to explicitly link women and prosperity, underscoring the economic importance of gender equality during the COVID-19 pre-recovery, recovery and post-recovery periods.  We apply an intersectional identities and inclusivity lens to serve women who also identify as Indigenous, women of colour, refugees, persons with disabilities and/or LGBTQ2+.  We recognize that different approaches are required to meet the distinct needs of all Canadian women including First Nations, Inuit and Métis women.  The Project acknowledges the unique needs of women of colour and will enlist this broad spectrum.  We are currently identifying partner organizations in order to deliver our programs. The Project was conceived by a diverse group of more than 60 female leaders from across Canada who will be actively supporting The Prosperity Project in important ways.  The organization was founded and is being led by Women’s Executive Network and Canadian Board Diversity Council Founder, Pamela Jeffery.

What is The Prosperity Project?

The Prosperity Project™ is a new not-for-profit organization founded to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian women who are being disproportionately affected. The Project is pan-Canadian in scope and fills an important need to explicitly link women and prosperity, underscoring the economic importance of gender equality during the COVID-19 pre-recovery, recovery and post-recovery periods.  We apply an intersectional identities and inclusivity lens to serve women who also identify as Indigenous, women of colour, refugees, persons with disabilities and/or LGBTQ2+.  We recognize that different approaches are required to meet the distinct needs of all Canadian women including First Nations, Inuit and Métis women.  The Project acknowledges the unique needs of women of colour and will enlist this broad spectrum.  We are currently identifying partner organizations in order to deliver our programs. The Project was conceived by a diverse group of more than 60 female leaders from across Canada who will be actively supporting The Prosperity Project in important ways.  The organization was founded and is being led by Women’s Executive Network and Canadian Board Diversity Council Founder, Pamela Jeffery.

Meet our team

The Prosperity Project™ was conceived by a diverse group of more than 50 female leaders from across Canada who will be actively supporting TPP in important ways. The organization was founded and is being led by Women’s Executive Network and Canadian Board Diversity Council Founder, Pamela Jeffery.

Pamela Jeffery, Founder of The Prosperity Project

Pamela Jeffery

Founder, The Prosperity Project

Mary Aitken Founder, CEO, The Verity Group of Companies

Mary Aitken

Founder, CEO, The Verity Group of Companies

Stacey Allaster Chief Executive Professional Tennis, United States Tennis Association

Stacey Allaster

Chief Executive Professional Tennis, United States Tennis Association

Ikram Al Mouaswas Partner, Deloitte Canada

Ikram Al Mouaswas

Partner, Deloitte Canada

Alaina Aston VP, Regulatory Strategy & Delivery, Personal & Commercial Banking, P&CB, RBC

Alaina Aston

VP, Regulatory Strategy & Delivery, Personal & Commercial Banking, P&CB, RBC

Clare Beckton Founder, Own Your Own Success

Clare Beckton

Founder, Own Your Own Success

Christiane Bergevin President, Bergevin Capital, and Director, Yamana Gold Inc.

Christiane Bergevin

President, Bergevin Capital, and Director, Yamana Gold Inc.

Françoise Bertrand Corporate Director, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, VIA Rail Canada

Françoise Bertrand

Corporate Director, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, VIA Rail Canada

Lisa Borsook Executive Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

Lisa Borsook

Executive Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

Laurel Broten President & CEO, Nova Scotia Business and former Ontario Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues

Laurel Broten

President & CEO, Nova Scotia Business and former Ontario Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues

Sharon Carstairs Retired Senator and Chair International Centre for Dignity and Palliative Care

Sharon Carstairs

Retired Senator and Chair International Centre for Dignity and Palliative Care

JoAnne Caza Co-Principal and Creative Strategist, Core Decision

JoAnne Caza

Co-Principal and Creative Strategist, Core Decision

Christy Clark Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones and former BC Premier

Christy Clark

Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones and former BC Premier

Penny Collenette Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa

Penny Collenette

Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa

Tracie Crook YPO (Young President’s Organization) Ontario Gold the 6ix

Tracie Crook

YPO (Young President’s Organization) Ontario Gold the 6ix

Trudy Curran Corporate Director, Baytex Energy

Trudy Curran

Corporate Director, Baytex Energy

Shirley Dawe Corporate Director, Birks Group

Shirley Dawe

Corporate Director, Birks Group

Janet Ecker President, Kilwaughter Consulting and former Ontario Minister of Finance

Janet Ecker

President, Kilwaughter Consulting and former Ontario Minister of Finance

Barbara Fox CEO, Enterprise Canada

Barbara Fox

CEO, Enterprise Canada

Judy Goldring President, AGF Management Limited

Judy Goldring

President, AGF Management Limited

Tiffany Gooch Principal Consultant, Aurora Strategy

Tiffany Gooch

Principal Consultant, Aurora Strategy

Mary Jo Haddad President, MJH Associates

Mary Jo Haddad

President, MJH Associates

Susan Hodkinson Chief Operating Officer and Partner, Crowe Soberman Associates

Susan Hodkinson

Chief Operating Officer and Partner, Crowe Soberman Associates

Ani Hotoyan-Joly Corporate Director, Ontario Power Generation

Ani Hotoyan-Joly

Corporate Director, Ontario Power Generation

Anne-Marie J Hubert Eastern Canada Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Anne-Marie J Hubert

Eastern Canada Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Mitzie Hunter MPP Scarborough-Guildwood, Toronto

Mitzie Hunter

MPP Scarborough-Guildwood, Toronto

Marci Ien Co-Host, CTV’s THE SOCIAL

Marci Ien

Co-Host, CTV’s THE SOCIAL

Veni Iozzo EVP, CIBC, Enterprise Real-Estate and Workplace Transformation

Veni Iozzo

EVP, CIBC, Enterprise Real-Estate and Workplace Transformation

Roberta Jamieson President and CEO, Indspire, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

Roberta Jamieson

President and CEO, Indspire, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

Maureen Jensen Former Chair , OSC and Corporate Director

Maureen Jensen

Former Chair , OSC and Corporate Director

Diane Kazarian GTA Managing Partner, PwC Canada

Diane Kazarian

GTA Managing Partner, PwC Canada

Lisa Kimmel Chair & CEO, Edelman Canada & Latin America

Lisa Kimmel

Chair & CEO, Edelman Canada & Latin America

Annalisa King Corporate Director and Chair, Greater Vancouver Airport Authority

Annalisa King

Corporate Director and Chair, Greater Vancouver Airport Authority

Michi Komori Innovation and Sustainability Consultant

Michi Komori

Innovation and Sustainability Consultant

Katherine Lee Corporate Director and Former CEO, GE Capital Canada

Katherine Lee

Corporate Director and Former CEO, GE Capital Canada

Lisa Lisson President, FedEx Express Canada

Lisa Lisson

President, FedEx Express Canada

Shannon MacDonald Partner, Accenture Canada

Shannon MacDonald

Partner, Accenture Canada

Mary Lou Maher Canadian Managing Partner, Quality and Risk, KPMG Canada

Mary Lou Maher

Canadian Managing Partner, Quality and Risk, KPMG Canada

Jennifer Maki Corporate Director, Franco-Nevada

Jennifer Maki

Corporate Director, Franco-Nevada

Monette Malewski Founder & CEO, Groupe M Bacal Group, Montréal 

Monette Malewski

Founder & CEO, Groupe M Bacal Group, Montréal 

Jackie Moss Corporate Director and CEO/Founder, Giftgowns

Jackie Moss

Corporate Director and CEO/Founder, Giftgowns

Heather Munroe-Blum Corporate Director and Chairperson, CPP Investments

Heather Munroe-Blum

Corporate Director and Chairperson, CPP Investments

Lois Nahirney President and CEO, dnaPower

Lois Nahirney

President and CEO, dnaPower

Cybele Negris Co-Founder and President, Webnames.ca

Cybele Negris

Co-Founder and President, Webnames.ca

Beth Oakes Founder and Managing Partner, The Oakes Group

Beth Oakes

Founder and Managing Partner, The Oakes Group

Leslie O’Donoghue Corporate Director, Pembina Pipeline

Leslie O’Donoghue

Corporate Director, Pembina Pipeline

Kathleen O’Neill Corporate Director, OTPP, Finning and Arc Resources

Kathleen O’Neill

Corporate Director, OTPP, Finning and Arc Resources

Madeleine Paquin President and CEO, Logistec

Madeleine Paquin

President and CEO, Logistec

Kristine Remedios Chief Inclusion & Social Impact Officer, KPMG Canada

Kristine Remedios

Chief Inclusion & Social Impact Officer, KPMG Canada

Paulette Senior President and CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation

Paulette Senior

President and CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation

Kim Shannon President and co-CIO, Sionna Investment Managers

Kim Shannon

President and co-CIO, Sionna Investment Managers

Godyne Sibay Managing Partner, Ontario Region, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Godyne Sibay

Managing Partner, Ontario Region, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Meg Sintzel Managing Director, Accenture Canada

Meg Sintzel

Managing Director, Accenture Canada

Katie Taylor Corporate Director and Chair, Royal Bank of Canada

Katie Taylor

Corporate Director and Chair, Royal Bank of Canada

Carole Therrien Doctoral Researcher, Carleton University

Carole Therrien

Doctoral Researcher, Carleton University

Claudia Thompson Partner, Accenture Canada

Claudia Thompson

Partner, Accenture Canada

Vianne Timmons President, Memorial University

Vianne Timmons

President, Memorial University

Deborah Trudeau Global President, International Women’s Forum & Senior Vice-President, Trudeau Corp.

Deborah Trudeau

Global President, International Women’s Forum & Senior Vice-President, Trudeau Corp.

Ruth Vachon President and CEO, Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec, Longueuil 

Ruth Vachon

President and CEO, Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec, Longueuil 

Benita Warmbold Corporate Director

Benita Warmbold

Corporate Director

Leslie Woo Chief Planning and Development Officer, Metrolinx and founder shebuildscities.org

Leslie Woo

Chief Planning and Development Officer, Metrolinx and founder shebuildscities.org