Created in 2002 as the first international chapter of the prestigious Financial Women's Association of New York (FWA), an association of women in finance founded in 1956 on Wall Street, the AFFQ is today an independent organization bringing together almost 700 members.
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About AFFQ

We often mistakenly believe that the most powerful and meaningful words in finance-related vocabulary are masculine, or that they have masculine connotations (Ambition, Success, Growth). But that isn’t the case; they’re actually feminine.. Our idea was simple and efficient: we relied on the strength of these feminine words to emphasize the value and importance of women within the financial world. This offensive has a double objective: On the one hand, it aims to position the AFFQ as an essential and dynamic leader as regards the professional success of women in finance, from the beginning to the end of their careers. And on the other hand, addressing the financial milieu specifically, it aims to highlight the fact that women are a factor in the success of the world of finance as a whole.

For its members, the AFFQ is an established, dynamic network offering tools and development opportunities to further their careers and success both at home and abroad. We act as a catalyst for talent, bringing together and encouraging highly skilled women. We do this by supporting the appointment of qualified women to boards of directors of large public and private organizations, developing services such as our mentoring program, and strongly promoting networking among our members by offering activities tailored to their interests and encouraging women to actively contribute to the economic growth of Québec.

For the business community, the AFFQ offers a pool of talent and specialized expertise to organizations seeking to hire women who are financial administrators and experienced professionals.

For governments and the media, the AFFQ is an invaluable reference tool providing access to the views of high-level women in finance on issues surrounding the economy and finance in Québec.

Our members
AFFQ members are professional women who work in financial institutions, accounting or legal firms, large corporations or consulting firms. With a focus on promoting the next generation, the Association also welcomes young, ambitious professional women enthusiastic about furthering their careers. All of our members are leaders in their own right, sharing a high level of financial expertise and a desire to get involved.


Governance

The AFFQ follows governance principles and practices that reflect competence, integrity and rigour. This applies to all levels of management of the Association, from the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to the management team and staff. 

The members of the Board of Directors as well as our permanent staff all have many years of experience and have been selected based on the relevance of their backgrounds and the added value their skills and respective networks bring to the Association and its members. AFFQ board members are elected for mandates of two years.


Board of Directors

President

Françoise E. Lyon, Adm.A.

Présidente et associée directrice
DGC Capital f.lyon@telemedia.ca

Secretary

Lily Germain

Avocate
Lily Germain Avocate Lilygermain@videotron.ca

Treasurer

Julie Pépin, CPA, CA, CA-EJC, CFI

Associé Audit interne, risques et conformité
KPMG Canada jpepin@kpmg.ca

Gouvernance

Manon Roy, CPA, CA, CA-EJC, CFF

Présidente
La Société juricomptable inc. mroy@societejuricomptable.com

Board member

Manon Beaulieu, FSA, FICA

Directrice, Bureau de la retraite
Polytechnique Montréal
manon.beaulieu@polymtl.ca

Administrator

Caroline Émond, CPA, CA, MBA

Vice-présidente, Gouvernance et Alignement stratégique
Otéra Capital
CEmond@oteracapital.com

Board member

Martin Gagnon, CFA

PVP à la direction, Gestion de patrimoine et Coprésident et cochef à la direction Financière Banque Nationale
Banque Nationale
martin.gagnon@bnc.ca

Board member

Rachel Missout

Vice-présidente, Services financiers commerciaux
RBC
rachel.missout@gmail.com

Board member

Saloua Benkhouya, B.Sc, MBA

Vice-présidente, Services financiers commerciaux
RBC Banque Royale
saloua.ben@gmail.com

Board member

Manuelle Oudar, LL.B, LL.M, Avocate, Adm.A

Présidente du conseil d'administration et chef de la direction
CNESST
manuelle.oudar@cnesst.gouv.qc.ca

Board member

Lucie Pellerin, CPA, CA

Presidente
TALINKO - recherche de Talents - Talent search
lucie.pellerin@talinko.ca

Board member

Sylvie Pinsonnault

Première vice-présidente, Stratégies et solutions d'affaires
Investissement Québec
sylvie.pinsonnault@invest-quebec.com

Board member

Andréanne Simard, M.Sc. - Finance

Directrice de comptes, Groupe comptes nationaux - Grandes entreprises
Banque Nationale
andreanne.simard@bnc.ca

Board member

Gouro Sall Diagne, CPA, MBA, CIA, CRMA

Directrice principale de la surveillance des institutions de dépôts
Autorité des marchés financiers
gouro.salldiagne@lautorite.qc.ca

Administrator

Jessica Syms

Avocate principale litige aux affaires juridiques
Banque Laurentienne
jessica.syms@banquelaurentienne.ca

Board member

Diane Martin, MBA

Administratrice de sociétés et aviseur
Desjardins Capital de Risques et Cabico
dianemartinmba@gmail.com

Executive Committee

President

Françoise E. Lyon, Adm.A.

Présidente et associée directrice
DGC Capital
f.lyon@telemedia.ca

Secretary

Lily Germain

Avocate
Lily Germain Avocate
Lilygermain@videotron.ca

Treasurer

Julie Pépin, CPA, CA, CA-EJC, CFI

Associé Audit interne, risques et conformité
KPMG Canada
jpepin@kpmg.ca

Gouvernance

Manon Roy, CPA, CA, CA-EJC, CFF

Présidente
La Société juricomptable inc.
mroy@societejuricomptable.com

Permanent Staff

Martine Cantin

Directrice générale
AFFQ
mcantin@affq.org

Patricia Hanna

Directrice, Stratégie de contenu et relations aux membres
AFFQ
phanna@affq.org

Benoit Van Steenbrugghe

Conseiller, Marketing et réseaux sociaux
AFFQ
bvsteenbrugghe@affq.org

Kathleen Martin-Villeneuve

Adjointe administrative
AFFQ
kmvilleneuve@affq.org

AFFQ WORKING COMMITTEES

The various AFFQ working committees all contribute to the Association's reputation and success by carrying out the mandates assigned to them. The committees meet monthly, collaborating closely with the AFFQ management team and regularly reporting on their progress to the Board of Directors. 

If you are interested in volunteering on one of our committees, we invite you to contact a member of the Association staff.



MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE

The Membership and Member Services Committee is co-chaired by one board member and ia member of the AFFQ. The committee is comprised of volunteer members. It is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Directors on the following issues:

  • Strategies to adopt to maintain and increase membership;
  • Management and monitoring of the membership process;
  • Organization of specific activities to recruit and build loyalty among AFFQ members.


The Membership And Member Services Committee is responsible for guiding new members and deploying the recruitment activities put forward by the Board.

The Member Services Committee, which is responsible for presenting the advantages that the AFFQ offers members and non-members, notably serves as an advisory committee for various large-scale projects that have an impact on many other Association initiatives.

From time to time, this committee may be called upon to approve content and conduct preliminary work and discussions before recommendations are presented to the Executive Committee.


Committee Chairs

Anik Duchesne, CPA, CA

Directrice principale, Expérience membre et client
Mouvement Desjardins

Saloua Benkhouya, B.Sc, MBA

Vice-présidente, Services financiers commerciaux
RBC Banque Royale

Members

Julie Mimeault, CPA, CA

Directrice principale, Gestion de la performance financière
Banque Nationale du Canada

Frédérique Raymond-Paquin, CPA auditrice

Conseillère Contrôle
Hydro-Québec

Gisèle Boucher, CPA-CMA MBA

Directrice Finance
Kaleido Croissance

Delphine Coiteux, CRIA, CRM

Vice-présidente adjointe et Courtier
Aon

Sophie Buu, B.A.A.

Vice-présidente, Administration
CTI Capital Valeurs Mobilières inc.

Sarine Chitilian

Director, Business Strategy and Management, Financial Markets
Banque Nationale du Canada

Nesrine Siguerdidjane, MBA, FRM, ASA

Directrice, Mesures de rendement
Banque de développement du Canada (BDC)

Alexandra Tanguay, B.A.A.

Gestionnaire de portefeuille adjoint spécialisé en investissement responsable
RGP Investissements

Yacine Ba

Manager
Ernst & Young

Jacobane Bergdoll

Directrice de comptes, services aux grandes entreprises
HSBC Bank Canda / Banque HSBC Canada

CAREER 4.0

The Career 4.0 Committee aims to encourage, promote, and support women on their career paths.

Objectives:

  • Identify the skill sets and interests of women looking for their next challenge.
  • Explore the opportunities available to them.
  • Highlight their full potential in line with their values.
  • Build awareness to companies regarding l'expertise 4.0 and create a forum for discussion.

Committee Chairs

Dana Ades-Landy, ICD.D

Banque Nationale du Canada
Special loans group

Members

Sylvie Chagnon, MBA

Présidente-directrice générale
Conseil de gestion du Fonds vert

Marie Lynne Desrochers, MBA

Associée
AI Outcome

Danielle Ferron

Associée
Gestion LKD

Sussy Galvez

Conseillère senior - Meilleures pratiques d'affaires
Financière Banque Nationale

Sylvie Marois, MBA

Vice-présidente, Montréal
Banque Nationale Gestion Privée 1859

Joanne Zito


TMX

Sabine Altier, LL.L., MBA

Premier conseiller juridique
Delegatus, Collectif d'avocats

CERCLES D'ENRICHISSEMENT

he Cercles d’enrichissement committee is responsible for implementing the new co-development and knowledge sharing program initiated by the AFFQ since fall of 2017. The committee is planning six meetings about current issues that aim to improve the professional practices of attendees and help spur them to action.
 
The committee is primarily responsible for the following:
 
Choosing topics for the knowledge sharing meetings;
Planning the knowledge sharing meetings;
Recruiting the meeting moderators and speakers;
Supporting and guiding the moderators;
Hosting the meetings (greeting attendees, introducing moderators, thanking participants, etc.).

Committee Chairs

Sonia Léveillé, CPA, CMA

Présidente
Coach Comptable

Lynn McDonald

Directrice régionale Montréal
Femmessor

Members

Julie Belley Perron

Avocate-conseil, Droit de l'environnement et dév. de projets
Borden Ladner Gervais

Mélanie Champagne

Directrice principale, Ventes, Assurances individuelles, Québec
Manuvie

Alessandra Pansera, LL.B., LL.M.

Directrice générale, Services fiduciaires aux entreprises
Société de fiducie Computershare du Canada

Catherine Roy, M.Sc, CFA

Conseillère principale
KPMG

Marly Emmanuelle Bernard, CPA

Associée
Services Groupe Pur

Nathalie Bockler

Directrice Exécutive
Natixis Canada

Geneviève Noël, CPA, CA

Directrice principale, Audit et Certification
Gestion Deloitte s.e.c.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Professional Development and Advancement Committee is responsible for planning stimulating, innovating and highly relevant events with an aim to:

  • expand and enhance members' knowledge and professional skills;
  • inform members about the latest finance industry trends and best business practices;
  • increase members' professional, personal and relational aptitudes to help them expand their horizons and better manage their careers.

Committee Chairs

Manon Beaulieu, FSA, FICA

Directrice, Bureau de la retraite
Polytechnique Montréal

Katell Burot, CPA, CA

Cofondatrice, Chef de la direction exécutive
Carrément Tarte inc., Tartes et quiches gourmandes

Members

Amélie Martel

Spécialiste en actifs financiers
CIBC

Andreanne Forget, M. Sc.

Vice-présidente, Vente, acquisition et financement d'entreprises
PwC

Johanda Salomon

Technicienne en produits dérivés
Desjardins

Michelle Landry, Pl.F.

Directrice de Communauté Longueuil
RBC Banque Royale

Anne-Marie Monette

Senior Director, Responsible Investments
PSP

Virginie Séguin-Dalpé, CFA

Analyste principale, Crédit aux entreprises
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Stéphanie Destrempes

Avocate, Franchise et distribution
Lavery Avocats

Radosveta Ilieva, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE

Chef Conformité NERC et Opérations TI
Hydro-Québec

Annie Laferrière, LLB

Directrice adjointe, Partenaires d'affaires, Services juridiques
iA Groupe Financier

Elena Studentsova, CPA Auditrice, CA, M.Sc.

Conseillère principale, Direction information financière, Réseau des caisses
Desjardins

SPECIAL EVENTS

This committee is primarily responsible for planning special events that provide our members with an international perspective of the world of finance.

The Special Events Committee also organizes group trips in Quebec, Canada and the U.S.


Committee Chairs

Françoise E. Lyon, Adm.A.

Présidente et associée directrice
DGC Capital

WOMEN ON BOARDS

As its name suggests, the Women on Boards Committee promotes and supports the selection of accomplished professional women to sit as board members of private, public and parapublic companies and organizations, including in the government sector. As part of its mandate, this committee: 

  • strives to increase the number of women who sit on boards of directors;
  • acts as a liaison to promote the appointment of women to boards of directors;
  • supports the integration of these women on boards of directors; 
  • facilitates access to governance training programs; 
  • facilitates access to networks of decision makers and influencers.


In fulfilling its mission to promote the talent and expertise of women as company board members, the AFFQ has developed solid partnerships with major players in the industry, such as the Institute of Corporate Directors, Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, Financial Women's Association of New York, and Bénévoles d'affaires organization.


Committee Chairs

Caroline Émond, CPA, CA, MBA

Vice-présidente, Gouvernance et Alignement stratégique
Otéra Capital

Murielle Sand, B.Com., CRM, FPAA, RF

Directrice générale
Le club Universitaire de Montréal

Members

Hélène Racine, M.A., ASC, FCPA, FCA

Vice-présidence, Accès à la profession et développement professionnel
Ordre des CPA du Québec

Laurie McQueen

Avocate, Fusions & acquisitions, Droit des sociétés et commercial
Karambatsos Avocats

Nathalie Dubé

Avocate, Associée
Gestion LKD

Caroline Goulian, CPA, CA

Vice-présidente, Performance financière et analyse
Reitmans Canada

Miriam Pozza, MBA, CPA, CA, EEE

Associée, Leader, Transactions - Québec
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

France-Anne Fortin, CPA, CA

Associée, Risques et conformité
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Svetlana Samochkine, BCL, LLB

Associée
Fasken

Céline Pillet, CIA, CFSA

Première directrice, Audit Interne
Investissements PSP

LES TALENTUEUSES GALA

The Gala Les Talentueuses Committee is responsible for organizing the annual AFFQ recognition evening. This high-profile event, attended annually by more than 600 guests, recognizes and celebrates excellence among our members and the next generation of women in finance.


Committee Chairs

Lily Germain

Avocate
Lily Germain Avocate

Geneviève Pellerin Lemonde, M.Sc.

Directrice en chef
PSP Investissements

Members

Linda El Ghordaf, MBA, FRM

Associée, Gestion des risques financiers
KPMG

Khadija Ben Debba

Auditrice interne principale Investissement
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Céline Palhol, CPA, CMA, MBA

Conseillère principale, analyse transactionnelle
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Yasmin Rivera, FCPA, MBA

Directrice Services financiers, Affaires commerciales et fidélité
Air Canada

Lili Thi Huyen Trang Le, CPA, CGA

Senior Manager, Treasury Operations
BCE Inc.

Geneviève Morin, CPA, CA, DIFA, CFE, CFF

Directrice principale, Juricomptabilité, Services-conseils financiers
BDO

Jessica Vu

Enquêteur
Bourse de Montréal inc.

Rachel Missout

Vice-présidente, Services financiers commerciaux
RBC

MENTORING

The AFFQ Mentoring Program Committee supports members in their professional development and career advancement. It is responsible for promoting and deploying the Mentoring Program and for making recommendations to the board of directors regarding alliances and projects to support members in their development.
 
This committee is notably responsible for the following:
 
Recruiting mentors for the program; 
Soliciting applications from potential mentorees; 
Pairing mentors and mentorees;
Organizing orientation meetings and training sessions;
Monitoring the dyads and mentor-mentoree relationship to ensure that the program is meeting its objectives. 

Committee Chairs

Stéphanie Desrosiers, M.Sc., CFA, FRM

Première directrice, Stratégie et exécution, Placements privés
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Members

Andrée-Ève Dionne, MBA

Conseillère à la souscription des prêts
SSQ / La Capitale

Louise Boivin, CPA, CA, MBA

Vice-présidente, Modernisation Écosystème bancaire
Desjardins, Fédération des caisses du Québec

Josée Leclair, CPA, CGA

Vice-présidente, Gestion du risque de crédit - Secteurs spécialisés
Banque de développement du Canada (BDC)

Marie-Jasmine Cantin Obando

Associée, Courtier immobilier
Bender & Associés

Mélanie Lacasse, CPA, CMA, ITIL

Conseillère principale - coût de revient TI
Mouvement Desjardins

Loubna Azami, M.Sc.

Directrice stratégie, performance et analyse financiére
Groupe Lune Rouge

Daphné Guerci

Directrice principale, Gouvernance de données, Technologies numériques et Opérations
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Julie Marineau, CPA, CA

Associée déléguée | Services consultatifs transactionnels
EY

Manon Normandeau, B.A.A.

Premier directeur exécutif, Gestion du risque, Banque CIBC
CIBC

Diane Martin, MBA

Administratrice de sociétés et aviseur
Desjardins Capital de Risques et Cabico

Chanthân Chea, M.Sc., PRM

Directrice principale, Gestion des risques - Placements alternatifs
Placements Montrusco Bolton inc.

Geneviève Richer, B.Sc.

Directrice, Continuité et amélioration des processus
Banque de développement du Canada (BDC)

Daisy Dedeian, MBA, CPA

Manager
Chappuis Halder & Co

NEXT GENERATION

The mandate of the Next Generation (NG) Committee is to create networking opportunities for members 34 and younger through a wide range of events and conferences. These activities aim to enable members to begin developing a solid business network early in their careers and to build on these relationships to further their achievements and extend their reach as professionals. The initiatives also focus on providing participants with tools to help propel their careers by honing their professional, personal and interpersonal skills. 
 
Also, the NG Committee forges links with other financial associations to expand the networks of its members.
 
Finally, the activities conducted by the NG Committee are designed not just for professional women in finance but also for female university students pursuing a degree in finance.


Committee Chairs

Andréanne Simard, M.Sc. - Finance

Directrice de comptes, Groupe comptes nationaux - Grandes entreprises
Banque Nationale

Jessica Syms

Avocate principale litige aux affaires juridiques
Banque Laurentienne

Members

Jenny Bradley, CPA

Directrice, Finance & Administration
Jus Dose inc.

Marie-Claude Baillargeon

Associée, Groupe Revenu Fixe - Desjardins Marché des capitaux
Desjardins, Marché des capitaux

Meredith Boucher Belanger

Conseillère en évaluation d'entreprises
RCGT

Vanessa Simard, MBA, CPA, CGA

Directrice de compte principale
BDC

Emma Gosselin-Delage, CPA

Conseillère à l'investissement
Desjardins Capital

Vanessa Cormier

Conseillère, Administration et soutien à l’investissement - Placements Privés hors Québec
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Valérie Houde, EEE, CPA, CA, CFF

Directrice principale - Juricomptabilité
KPMG

STRATEGY AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE

In keeping with the strategic plan of the Board of Directors, the Digital Strategy and Business Intelligence Committee has been mandated to initiate a transition to digital technology and improve data management.  
 
Mandate of the Committee:
 
  • Initiate the transition to business intelligence
  • Implement data governance and architecture based on what is currently operational in the AFFQ
  • Encourage data-based thinking in responding to the questionnaire
  • Define the desired data and digital strategy
  • Reflect the strategy of the Association in data governance and architecture

Committee Chairs

Gouro Sall Diagne, CPA, MBA, CIA, CRMA

Directrice principale de la surveillance des institutions de dépôts
Autorité des marchés financiers

Members

Josiane Defoy

Chef d'équipe
Desjardins

Carine Monge, LL.L, LL.B, MBA

directrice des opérations
Corporation de services du Barreau du Québec

Mano Malu, CFA

Directrice principale, Crédit commercial
TD Services aux entreprises

Nadine Eustache

Cadre supérieur | B. Sc., DESS Gestion
AIM CROIT

RAYONNEMENT PROVINCIAL

Le comité rayonnement provincial sera responsable de promouvoir l'avancement professionnel des femmes en finances du Québec et de leur rayonnement par le biais de l’association à l’échelle provincial.

Pour ce faire, le comité:

  • organisera 2 à 3 activités wow qui toucheront des membres et non-membres au niveau provincial;
  • tissera des liens avec des entités gouvernementales, des universités, des associations professionnelles et des entreprises qui sont présentes hors de la grande région de Montréal;
  • développera un plan marketing à rayonnement provincial;
  • assurera la promotion de l'AFFQ en travaillant en arrimage constant avec les autres comités existants au sein de l‘association;
  • facilitera l’interconnexion de ses membres de régions lors des périodes de réseautage.

Committee Chairs

Christiane LeBel, CPA, CA

Directrice principale- Gestion des opérations contractuelles et financières des partenaires
Mouvement Desjardins

Alexandra Tanguay, B.A.A.

Gestionnaire de portefeuille adjoint spécialisé en investissement responsable
RGP Investissements

Members

Andrée-Ève Dionne, MBA

Conseillère à la souscription des prêts
SSQ / La Capitale

Manuelle Oudar, LL.B, LL.M, Avocate, Adm.A

Présidente du conseil d'administration et chef de la direction
CNESST

Marie-Jasmine Cantin Obando

Associée, Courtier immobilier
Bender & Associés

Geneviève Noël, CPA, CA

Directrice principale, Audit et Certification
Gestion Deloitte s.e.c.

Laurence Patry

Analyste, Stratégies de portefeuilles, Fonds généraux
IA groupe financier

Nathalie Dubé

Avocate, Associée
Gestion LKD

Viviane Dorval, CFA, CBV, MBA

Présidente
Le Groupe Diapason inc.

Annie Laferrière, LLB

Directrice adjointe, Partenaires d'affaires, Services juridiques
iA Groupe Financier

Marie-Andrée Lebel

Directrice de comptes, services commerciaux
Banque TD

Anne-Renée Dussault, M.Sc.

Adjointe exécutive du sous-ministre adjoint à la Politique budgétaire
Ministère des Finances du Québec

Catherine Roy, M.Sc, CFA

Conseillère principale
KPMG

Emma Gosselin-Delage, CPA

Conseillère à l'investissement
Desjardins Capital



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The AFFQ benefits greatly from the support it receives from the following partners. We warmly thank these partners for the invaluable help they provide in enabling us to fulfil our mission, realize our ambitions and conduct our activities.


Desjardins Group welcomes the contribution of women in finance and we believe the next generation of women in this field deserves our full support and cooperation. We are proud to partner with the Association des femmes en finance du Québec at their annual gala, where we will be awarding two Desjardins Career Scholarships to students based on their academic achievements and community involvement. We want to help these young women as they prepare for a promising career. At Desjardins, we believe that promoting gender equality in key positions helps build a better society


Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 42 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in sponsorships. Learn more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.




PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE

In addition to benefiting from the constructive contribution of the Board of Directors and each committee, Dana Ades Landy, Chair of the AFFQ, also relies on the sound advice provided by the President's Circle, particularly in matters concerning the Association's development and orientation. True ambassadors of the AFFQ, the women who form the President's Circle enrich the organization with their vision and network of contacts.


National Bank of Canada is an integrated provider of financial services to retail, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. It operates in three business segments: Personal and Commercial, Wealth Management and Financial Markets. National Bank offers a complete range of services: banking and investment solutions, securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management.

National Bank is the leading bank in Quebec and the partner of choice for small and medium-sized enterprises. It is also the sixth largest bank in Canada with branches in almost every province. Clients in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world are served through a network of representative offices, subsidiaries and partnerships. Its head office is located in Montreal and its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

National Bank is proud to be associated with the Association of Québec Women in Finance as a partner of the annual “Les Talentueuses” award ceremony, which highlights the achievements of professional women in the finance sector. By supporting the AQWF, National Bank is helping shine the spotlight on Quebec women who stand out through their exceptional performance in their sector of activity and their valuable contribution to the community.