Co-Chair, TIAW WOrld of Difference Awards Committee
TIAW - The International Alliance for Women
Stephanie MacKendrick is a former journalist, communications professional and not for profit executive who has been at the forefront of women’s career advancement for almost two decades.
After 16 years as President of Canadian Women in Communications, Stephanie created MacKendrick & Associates International Inc., a practice combining career transition coaching, gender diversity strategies for corporations and coaching senior business executives on developing and advancing their board careers.
An influential leader, Stephanie currently sits as Vice-Chair of the Board for Samara Canada, a charitable organization promoting citizen engagement in politics and public life. She was founding co-chair of the 30% Club Canada steering committee, a global campaign that originated in the UK and now seeks to raise the proportion of women on corporate boards in Canada to 30% within five years. Stephanie also served as President of the Board of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) in 2006 and 2007. She founded co-founded and currently co-chairs the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award which has recognized close to 500 recipients from more than 80 countries since it was created in 2008.
Stephanie has received numerous awards including being named to WXN’s Most Powerful Women: Canada’s Top 100 in 2005 and 2012, induction into Canada’s Telecom Hall of Fame as an advocate for women’s advancement, the Innoversity Angel Award for promoting diversity, 2012 Women of Influence Diversity Champion and in 2010 was admitted to the freedom of the City of London (UK).