Women in Business

Poets and Quants celebrates McGill MBA alumna for IWD

Published: 15Mar2022

For International Women's Day last week, Poets and Quants spoke with a number of female business school graduates who have successfully started their own enterprises. Aurélie Hélouis (MBA’16),...

Celebrating accomplishments of women within the Desautels community

Published: 10Mar2022

On International Women’s Day we highlighted some of the outstanding and accomplished women within the Desautels community, who positively impact our students through their teaching, research,...

The gift of service

Published: 5Nov2021

Soon after the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, Laura Parny Germain (BEng’15, MBA’21) moved from Port-au-Prince to Montreal with a deep resolve to use her education for the benefit of...

Graduate spotlight: Kelly Gonzalez, MBA ’21

Published: 8Jul2021

Poets&Quants recently featured Kelly Gonzalez (MBA’21) on its “2021 MBAs to Watch” list. In one of the highlights of her Desautels tenure, Gonzalez served as the president of Marketing Club. In...

Desautels alumna becomes President & CEO of Knight Therapeutics Inc.  

Published: 21May2021

Congratulations to Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01), who will take on a new challenge as President and Chief Executive Officer of Knight Therapeutics Inc., a Montreal-based company focused...

Leading the field in food production sustainability

Published: 13May2021

Jaquelynn Mateluna (MBA’21) is featured in Poets and Quants’ 2021 ‘Best and Brightest’ list for her commitment to advancing sustainability in local food production. As Chief of Staff for Lufa Farms...

Global banking executive gives back to her alma mater

Published: 22Apr2021

Alberta Cefis (BA’75, MBA’79) was one of only a dozen women in her MBA class at McGill, but she never felt discriminated against because of her gender. The male-dominated banking industry, on the...

MBA alumna shapes agenda at CN

Published: 16Apr2021

Climbing the ladder from an MBA recruitment program to a top 200 leadership role as director of economics and strategic planning, Janet Drysdale (MBA’96) forged her own path to success at CN. Over...

MBA students emphasize importance of women in business

Published: 1Apr2021

Current MBA students Vivianne Yao and Emily Gogarty reflect on the importance of women in business, and their motivation for starting an advanced degree while at the top of their respective fields.


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