Joey Adler, Businesswoman, philanthropist and EMBA alumna


Joey Adler (EMBA’14) was a successful businesswoman when her husband and business partner died of cancer in 2001. She sat down with HEC Montreal’s Gestion magazine to talk about life without her husband, earning a McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA, and having loss open her up to philanthropy.

After leaving her job as CEO of Diesel Canada, she founded ONEXONE, a charity that works in hunger, water, healthcare, education, and play around the world. She then went on to help found Industrial Revolution II, which is a garment factory in Haiti that returns 50% of its proceeds to the local community.

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