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Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:48:56 GMT | By Caitlin Decarie
Distinguished Canadian women

Business



From top left: Irene Rosenfeld, Carol Stephenson, Belinda Stronach, Heather Reisman, Bonnie Brooks, Maureen Sabia. (© Suzanne Plunkett; Chris Wattie; Kena Betancur; Mike Cassese/REUTERS; Pawel Dwulit/CP)
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  • From top left: Olivia Chow, Measha Brueggergosman, Belinda Stronach, Clara Hughes, Julie Payette, Deepa Mehta. (© Adrian Wyld; Jeff McIntosh; Pawel Dwulit/CP; Mark Blinch; Mario Anzuoni /REUTERS; NASA)
  • From left: Beveryley McLachlin, Louise Arbour, Adrienne Clarkson, Michaelle Jean, Pamela Wallin. (© Charles Platiau; Chris Wattie/REUTERS; Dominic Chan; Adrian Wyld/CP)
  • From top left: Sheila Copps, Nycole Turmel, Peggy Nash, Kim Campbell, Olivia Chow, Elizabeth May. (© Frank Gunn; Jake Wright; Adrian Wyld; Sean Kilpatrick/CP; Blair Gable; Chris Wattie/REUTERS)
  • From top left: Alison Redford, Hazel McCallion, Dianne Watts, Christy Clark, Kathy Dunderdale, Eva Aariak. (© Jason Franson; Adrian Wyld; Andrew Vaughan; Darryl Dyck/CP)
  • From top left: Irene Rosenfeld, Carol Stephenson, Belinda Stronach, Heather Reisman, Bonnie Brooks, Maureen Sabia. (© Suzanne Plunkett; Chris Wattie; Kena Betancur; Mike Cassese/REUTERS; Pawel Dwulit/CP)
  • From top left: Arlene Dickinson, Sherry Cooper, Barbara Stymiest. (© Frank Arcuri; Ryan Remiorz; Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press;)
  • From top left: Lisa LaFlamme, Jeanne Beker, Bonnie Fuller; Mary Walsh, Sandie Rinaldo, Jacquie McNish. (© Nathan Denette; Don Denton; Della Rollins/CP; Peter Kramer/AP Photo; CTV)
  • From left: Roberta Bondar, Julie Payette, Mary Jo Haddad. (© Mark Blinch; NASA HO/REUTERS; Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press)
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Irene Rosenfeld - Irene Rosenfeld has been the CEO of Kraft Foods since 2006 and the chairman since 2007. She has changed the face of the company by strengthening its presence in developing markets. In 2011, the company decided to create two independent public companies - North American Grocery business and Global Snacks business. Rosenfeld is leading the latter as chairman and CEO.

Carol Stephenson - Carol Stephenson has been the dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario since 2003. She has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, and financial management. Her work experience, both past and present, includes Intact Financial Services Corporation, Manitoba Telecom Services, GM Canada, Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board and the Vancouver Olympic Games Organizing Committee.

Belinda Stronach - Belinda Stronach is the president and CEO of The Stronach Group, a consortium that owns, operates and manages a number of businesses. She is the former president and CEO of Magna International Inc., which is one of the largest global suppliers of automotive systems and components. She also has an extensive history in politics, including being instrumental in facilitating the joining of the Alliance Party of Canada and Progressive Conservative Party. She was elected the Conservative MP for Newmarket-Aurora in 2004, then crossed the floor to the Liberal Party and was re-elected from 2006-2008.

Heather Reisman - Heather Reisman is the founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music Inc., a big-box retailer of books and music. She is a former governor of McGill University and the Toronto Stock Exchange. She has also been on many boards, including Magna International, Suncor and Rodgers Communications and is currently active with Onex Corporation, Right to Play and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Bonnie Brooks - As CEO of The Hudson's Bay Company, Bonnie Brooks took a step into the limelight in 2008. Many say she has completely changed the look of one of Canada's oldest companies, with her 35 years of retail experience.

Maureen Sabia - Maureen Sabia is president of her consulting firm, Mauren Sabia International Inc. She has been the non-executive chairman of the Board of Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. since 2007.

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