The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec presented its “Women’s Business Awards” on the occasion of the launch of its Première en affaires magazine on Jan. 26, 2021. This initiative is carried out in collaboration with the Women of Scotiabank initiative and Inno-Center, the John Molson School of Management at Concordia University, with the support of BDC, Femmessor, E&Y and Léger, and the participation of the Ordre des CPA du Québec and the Réseau des Femmes d’affaires of Quebec.
Mediaclip among the 110 companies included in the Awards. This prize recognizes companies which are run by exceptional women. This pool of entrepreneurs illustrates the economic vitality of these exceptional women, both in Quebec and abroad, since 83% of the companies in the Palmarès do business elsewhere in Canada.
Under the leadership of CEO Marion Duchesne, Mediaclip is positioned as a rising star in the economic fabric of Quebec, the company said. In addition, Mediaclip is a significant player in its field of activity on a global scale.
With the help of several public and private programs, Quebec has seen a constant increase in the entrepreneurial and leadership roles of women; however, the representation of women in business is still underestimated. According to an Osler study , only 4.4% of SOEs have women on their boards and just 3.5% of these companies have a female CEO.
“Being successful in business is important, but there are also causes that we have a duty to promote. Allowing young women to have equal resources and opportunities to take on leadership roles in all sectors is the leitmotif of my commitments as a businesswoman and citizen,” comments Duchesne. “I invite all my colleagues who hold important positions to support, contribute and identify the steps required towards the equal representation of women in our economy.”
Duchesne is involved in the Fairies Godmothers project, an organization helping young girls from underprivileged backgrounds to participate in their prom by providing them with a complete outfit for the event. As a result of the health measures, the activities planned for the award to high school graduates did not have a prominent place in 2020 and probably not in 2021. As compensation, the organization changed its offer and opted for the award of 35 scholarships for young women who work hard and have shown determination, even in these difficult circumstances.
Mediaclip wants to inspire young girls to excel in science. Mediaclip, therefore, offers a scholarship of $1,000 accompanied by one year of mentoring.