Catalyst Canada celebrates EY’s Anne-Marie Hubert among 2012 champions of women’s advancement

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(Toronto, 6 November 2012) Energetic, dedicated leader of EY’s gender equity initiatives, widely recognized for her contributions to the advancement of women in business, Advisory Services Managing Partner Anne-Marie Hubert was celebrated as a recipient of this year’s Catalyst Canada Honours at a dinner in Toronto last night.

“As a firm, we’re so proud to see Anne-Marie recognized for her tremendous efforts to drive change around these issues,” says Trent Henry, EY’s Canadian Chairman and CEO. “She consistently finds new ways to engage our people and create real momentum around diversity and inclusiveness, both at EY and in the broader business community. This is a true acknowledgement of all that she’s done.”

Catalyst also paid tribute to Gordon M. Nixon, President and CEO, RBC; Jane Allen, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte Canada; and Claude Dussault, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intact Financial Corporation. For the first time, the celebration also included a luncheon and half-day conference at CIBC’s Toronto office.

“We salute the extraordinary leadership of this year’s champions. They remind us that recognizing and advancing talent requires intentional action, and that the discipline and skills required to manage a diverse team are hallmarks of successful leaders,” says Deborah Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, Catalyst. “They understand that when women succeed, men succeed, and so do families, communities, businesses and economies — a remarkable model for growth.”

For over 20 years, Hubert has committed herself to helping people achieve their potential. At EY, she’s been a dedicated mentor and sponsor, working to encourage the kind of diversity of thought that drives better business results. For example, while leading EY’s gender equity initiatives, Hubert designed and implemented Career Watch, an internal program that helps EY nurture talented professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Catalyst Canada created the Catalyst Canada Honours to inspire a robust pipeline of women and men leaders who will sponsor, champion and promote the advancement of women in Canadian business, contributing to the overall sustainability and well-being of Corporate Canada.

To learn more about the Catalyst Canada Honours and for complete descriptions of this year’s champions, please visit

About Catalyst
Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading non-profit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business. With offices in the United States, Canada, Europe and India, and more than 500 preeminent corporations as members, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information, and advice about women at work.

About the Catalyst Canada Honours
The Catalyst Canada Honours share the rigour and prestige of the Catalyst Award, which Catalyst has presented since 1987 to business initiatives dedicated to advancing women’s progress in the corporate world. The Catalyst Canada Honours celebrate individual champions of women in business. Recognizing that what’s good for women is good for business, these exceptional individuals are personally and visibly committed to the advancement of women and serve as powerful role models for Canadian corporate leaders.

Champions are nominated, and once applications are received, Catalyst Canada looks for clear indications of championship through leadership behaviours that have had a visible impact on the advancement of women both inside and outside their organization. The nomination process is supported by references and interviews with the nominees.


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