A passionate and strategic leader, Caroline Codsi has had a successful career in the corporate world of over 25 years including the past decade in VP and SVP roles within major organizations.
Caroline founded Women in Governance/La Gouvernance au Féminin in 2010, a not-for-profit organization with mission to encourage women to develop their leadership, advance their career and access executive roles and board seats. Women in Governance’s programs have a deep and concrete impact for gender parity in Canada through advocacy, major events, mentoring programs, governance training as well as the only Canadian Corporate Parity Certification developed with the support of McKinsey&Company.
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.
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 6.
A highly sought-after speaker, Caroline has addressed audiences across Canada as well as internationally in Paris, London, Lima, Casablanca, Mexico City, New Delhi, St.Petersburg, Bahrain Dubai, etc.
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 Powerful Women in Canada. She is also the recipient of a Gender Equality Award by the United Nations’ Women Committee, a Leadership Award from Quebec’s Federation of chambers of commerce and a Leader of the decade for diversity & inclusion award from New Delhi’s Women Economic Forum.
Some of the public figures that Caroline has interviewed incluce: Hillary Clinton, Justin Trudeau, Her Royal Highness, Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, Winnie Byanyima, Marie-Jo Zimmermann, Dr. Joanne Liu, Katja Iversen, Aldo Bensadoun, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, François Jean Coutu, Robert Tessier, Monique F. Leroux, Joanne Lipman, Jean Charest, Monique Jérôme-Forget, Kim Thuy, Dany Laferrière, Mélanie Joly, Domi