Welcome back to our #PersonalityOfTheMonth! This month, we celebrate Dominique Anglade, a successful businesswoman and the first Haitian woman elected into the Quebec Parliament!
From the very beginning of her professional career, Anglade has accomplished many milestones. After completing a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, Anglade was hired as a manager at Procter & Gamble for two years and was eventually promoted to be a department manager. She then was appointed senior manager for three years, and director of public and external affairs for Quebec at Nortel Networks. Anglade pursued her career at McKinsey as a consultant for seven years and eventually was named President and CEO of Montreal International.
Throughout her very successful career, Anglade has remained active in her community. She has been on the board of more than fifteen organizations such as Centraide, Fondation de l’Hôpital Sainte-Justine, and the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal. She is also the co-founder of KANPE, an organization that we highlighted last November during our Personality of the Month on Stephan Brutus. KANPE supports individuals living in extreme poverty in Haiti and puts great emphasis on working with women and empowering their communities.
She currently is the Liberal party’s economy and immigration critic and is very outspoken about the importance of equality. Indeed, when asked by reporters if she identified herself as being a feminist, she proudly stated “absolutely, I’m feminist” (Fletcher, 2016).
Thank you Mrs. Anglade for empowering so many throughout your journey and for your great devotion and dedication towards your community!
Dominique Anglade – KANPE Co-Founder. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://kanpe.org/en/sh_team/dominique-anglade/
Fletcher, R. (2016, March 03). Quebec's Minister for Status of Women clarifies feminist comment.Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/news/2555189/quebecs-minister-for-status-of-women-clarifies-feminist-comment/