Caroline Codsi, ICD.D.
A passionate and strategic leader, Caroline has had a successful career in the corporate world for over 25 years including the past decade in VP and SVP roles within major organizations.
Caroline has now decided to put all her energy, her passion and her vision in leading Women in Governance (founded in 2010), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to encourage women to develop their leadership, advance their career and seek Board opportunities. She is now exclusively dedicated to all matters relating to the access of women to executive roles and Board positions in the corporate world in Canada as well as women’s equal rights around the world.
A graduate in Human Resources from HEC Montréal as well as in languages and foreign civilizations from l’Université Paris-Diderot (Paris-VII), Caroline also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)’s Program at McGill. She is a Scholar, Valedictorian, Ambassador and Examiner for the ICD.
Born in Beirut, Caroline was only 7 years old when the war started and 22 when it ended. A Citizen of the world having lived on three continents, Caroline is fluent in 4 languages and can understand six.
A highly sought-after speaker, Caroline is the recipient of Awards from the Quebec Business Women Network, the Arab Women Trophy and Premières en Affaires among others. She was recognized as a Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures in Quebec, Top 75 Canadian Immigrants and Top 100 Most Influential Women in Canada. She is also the recipient of a Gender Equality Award by the United Nations Women National Committee as well as the “Mercure Leadership Germaine-Gibara” Award, at the Mercuriades awards ceremony held by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ).