Caroline Codsi

Founder & Chief Equality OfficerWomen in Governance

Caroline Codsi is a passionate and strategic leader with a successful career in the corporate world of over 25 years including the past decade in VP and SVP roles within major organizations.
She is the President & Founder of Women in Governance, a non-profit organization created in 2010 with the mission to help women access decision-making bodies. 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 its Parity Certification developed with the support of McKinsey & Company and available across Canada and the US.
A citizen of the world – having lived on three continents – Ms. Codsi was born in Beirut and grew up during the civil war. A highly sought-after speaker, she has addressed audiences across the globe. Ms. Codsi is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and was recognized as a Top 20 Diversity Leading Figure in Quebec, Top 75 Canadian Immigrant and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is also the recipient of a Gender Equality Award by the United Nations Women’s Committee and by New Delhi’s Women’s Economic Forum. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated Caroline on Canada’s National Gender Equality Committee and Mayor Valérie Plante on the City of Montreal’s Busines Committee.