People spotlight

At PwC our people walk the talk. Our leaders encourage inclusion and open mindedness everyday. Internally they are champions and externally they are recognized for their impact at PwC and in our community. Here are some of their stories.

Mental Health Week - Deborah Gillis, CAMH Foundation

In support of Mental Health Week, PwC’s Chief Inclusion Officer, Mona Ghiami sat down with PwC alumni and President & CEO of CAMH Foundation, Deborah Gillis to discuss the importance of mental health and how we can support each other. Watch the full interview here. 


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HeForShe: Kirsten Baker

PwC Consulting Director, Kirsten Baker shares her personal “HeForShe” story about sponsorship. An Engineer by trade, Kristen talks about the support she received from her peers and Partners as she built her career at PwC and how the power of sponsorship was instrumental to her promotion during maternity leave.


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HeForShe: Zainab Walji

PwC Partner, Zainab Waliji shares her “HeForShe” story, a personal journey about the importance of inclusion in allowing oneself to be their authentic self.


Catalyst Canada Honours

The Catalyst Canada Honours recognize innovative organizational initiatives that address the recruitment, development and advancement of all women in business. Three of our leaders have been recognized with this honour. Learn about their stories below.

2018 Firm Leader Award
Bill McFarland, Former CEO and Chief Inclusion Officer


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2016 Business Leader Award
Phil Grosch, Partner, National Digital Services Leader


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2013 Business Leader Award
Susan Allen, Corporate Director (Retired Partner)


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Women’s Executive Network (WXN) - Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100

The WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks.

Sonia Boisvert, Partner and Assurance Leader of the firm's Greater Montréal office, is the recipient of the 2018 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards - Professionals Award category. Sonia joined PwC Canada over 25 years ago. A highly regarded member of the firm's Quebec Leadership Team, she is a trailblazer for women in business. She seeks to foster the development of talent and business acumen among the young leaders of tomorrow. Drawing on her ability to inspire and empower the next generation, she is a role model and thought leader for the entire industry.


Read the press release about Sonia’s recognition

Previous PwC women awarded this recognition from WXN include:

  • Lana Paton, 2017 KPMG Professionals Award
  • Tracey Riley, 2016 KPMG Professionals Award
  • Miriam Pozza, 2015 KPMG Professionals Award
  • Carol Devenny, 2014 KPMG Professionals Award
  • Sandra Pupatello, 2014 Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters Award
  • Diane Kazarian, 2013 KPMG Professionals Award
  • Susan Allen, 2013 RBC Champions Award

Contact us

Mona Ghiami, CPA, CA, BSc

Chief Inclusion Officer, PwC Canada

Tel: +1 416 687 8467

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