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Deborah Shannon-Trudeau


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Ms. Shannon-Trudeau has over 30 years’ experience in strategy, business development, commercial and manufacturing operations. Formerly, she was Senior Vice-President Licensing and International Business at Trudeau Corporation, a privately held company specializing in the design, development, and distribution of its own “Trudeau” branded kitchenware products where she pioneered the development of licensing and strategic partnerships. Ms. Trudeau is Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee of the Royal Canadian Mint. In parallel, she serves on the Board of CORIM – Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal.


She is a Director on the Board of Governors at St. Mary’s Hospital and served as Vice President of the Board of the Community Foundation of Greater Montreal where she continues to be involved in its development. In 2018, Ms. Trudeau became the second Canadian to serve for a two-year term as Global President and Chair of the Board of the International Women’s Forum (“IWF”), headquartered in Washington D.C., an organization counting more that 7,500 women leaders active in 33 countries with a purpose to advance women’s leadership. A dedicated IWF advocate for many years, she has served as a mentor/sponsor to many young women professionals and continues to serve on the Global Board of IWF as Director Emeritus. A graduate of Queen’s University in Health Sciences, Ms. Shannon-Trudeau is bilingual and was recognized as a Canadian Diversity Champion by Women of Influence and as a WXN Top 100 honoree.

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