Press release: The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal honours 26 remarkable women

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Added on 6 May 2004 in Press releases

Press release


The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
honours 26 remarkable women

The art of success

Montreal, May 6, 2004 – Tonight, as part of its 16th annual Tribute to exceptional women Gala, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal pays homage to twenty-six women whose boldness and commitment have allowed them to carve out a place of choice for themselves in their sector of activity. This Gala is a prestigious annual event organized by the Board of Trade to celebrate the contributions of such women.

“Tonight, the Board of Trade is proud to pay tribute to these twenty-six exceptional, authentic women of mind and heart, who, in their respective spheres of activity, have distinguished themselves through their extraordinary careers and accomplishments. Through their vision, their determination, and their passion, they have helped roll back the frontiers of success. They are a source of inspiration to all women of talent, and we are proud to be able to publicly recognize their remarkable contributions to the progress of our society,” declared Benoit Labonté, president and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

The Board of Trade is proud to pay tribute to these remarkable women:

CHRISTIANE BERGEVIN
President
SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc.

ISABELLE BETTEZ
President and chief executive officer
8D Technologies Inc.

ANNIE BLANCHARD
Vice-president
Transbord Inc.

EMMANUÈLE COUSINEAU
Chairman of the Board
Oberthur Gaming Technologies Inc.

DIANE DE COURCY
President
Commission scolaire de Montréal

ANNE DESJARDINS
Chef and co-owner
Hotel-Restaurant L'Eau à la Bouche

ARIANE ÉMOND
Executive director
Culture Montréal

NATHALIE FAGNAN
Vice-president and chief executive officer
Publicis Canada Inc.

DENISE FILIATRAULT
Director, film maker and producer

LISE FOURNEL
President and chief executive officer
Destina.ca

MARIOUCHE GAGNÉ
President-designer
Harricana par Mariouche

MARIE-JOSÉE GAGNON
President
CASACOM

MITSOU GÉLINAS
Vice-president
Groupe Dazmo

CÉLINE LACERTE-LAMONTAGNE
Judge
Court of Quebec – Criminal division

MARIE-CLAUDE LALANDE
Assistant vice-president and senior counsel
Sun Life Financial

HÉLÈNE LAURENDEAU
Nutritionist, moderator and author

JOSÉE LAVIGUEUR
President
Productions Josée Lavigueur Inc.

DOMINIQUE LEVESQUE
Vice-presidente – Operations, Eastern Canada
Protectron Inc.

SŒUR ANDRÉE MÉNARD
Executive director
PROMIS (Promotion – Intégration – Société Nouvelle)

HELEN MISTAK
Receptionist
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

HEATHER MUNROE-BLUM
Principal and vice-chancellor
McGill University

JAMIE ORCHARD
Senior anchor and news editor
Global News

EMMA RISA
Founder, owner and chef
Restaurant Da Emma

DENISE ROBERT
Producer

Cinémaginaire Inc.

MONELLE SAINDON
Journalist
Le Journal de Montréal

MÉLANIE TURGEON
World downhill ski champion

The biographical notes and photos of these remarkable women are available on the Board of Trade's Web site: http://www.btmm.qc.ca/gala

The Tribute to exceptional women's gala is made possible by the financial support of Éducation Québec and Scotiabank.

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of theGreater Montrealregion and, as a contributing and responsible player, to promote the economic development of the urban area. Encompassing three specialized services ( Info entreprises, the Electronic Commerce Institute and World Trade Centre Montréal ) that serve merchants and businesses of all sizes throughout Quebec and Canada, the Board of Trade is Quebec 's leading private economic development organization.

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Source:
Sylvie Paquette
Coordinator, Media relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca
Tel.: (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015