We celebrate the women in Canada who are showing extraordinary leadership on sustainability, clean technology and social innovation. Their perspective and persistence are leading to positive change.
CEO, The Co-Operators Group
AS CEO For the past 11 years, Bardswick has pushed both to reduce the company's footprint and introduce sustainability-focused insurance products.
The executive director and co-founder of ForestEthics also works as a strategic advisor to dozens of environmental, First Nation and philanthropic groups.
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
One of the principal carbon transaction lawyers in the international market, DeMarco plays an active role in the drafting of energy and GHG emissions policy and law.
CEO, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Langer has worked to advance the organization's climate solutions mandate while managing its endowment. She previously served as a director of the World Wildlife Fund.
Founder and CEO, Emterra
A leader in recycling and waste diversion in Canada, Leuna has grown her one-woman shop into one of the most sustainability minded businesses in Canada.
Federal Leader, Green Party of Canada
The former director of the Sierra Club of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada, May was the first federal Green Party candidate elected to office in 2011.
Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management
Méthot oversaw Cycle Capital's emergence as a leading Canadian cleantech venture capital fund manager, and has been a leading voice for the sector.
As founding CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Sharpe has increased the funding pool for cleantech innovation from $100 million to over $1 billion.
CEO & Chair, NRStor
Best known for her past role as the president of The Home Depot in Canada and Asia. Verschuren has now turned to commercializing energy storage technologies.
Under Vrooman's leadership, Vancity became the first carbon-neutral credit union in North America. She previously served as deputy minister of finance for British Columbia.