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HEC Montréal Foundation Launches a New All-Woman Advisory Committee

The Women in Philanthropy Committee seeks to promote the inclusion, representation and engagement of female donors


September 15, 2022

The new committee brings together women from all walks of life who share the goal of supporting projects that reflect a modern, inclusive society, while also promoting HEC Montréal’s mission of developing world-class business leaders.

For co-chair Jessica Roland, this committee is a much-needed space for women to become more involved in philanthropy.

What excites me most about this new committee is the opportunity to make female donors more visible and allow them to spearhead and shape projects that matter to them. I myself was the recipient of a mobility scholarship and I doubt that I would have been able to study abroad without it. Being able to re-create that chain of generosity and pay it forward is very important.

Carine Monge, who co-chairs the committee with Roland, agrees.

I’m very interested in the topic of women’s philanthropy. Having been in the financial field for many years, I know well the impact that women can have with their wealth. I see philanthropy not only as a way of taking action on issues you care about, but also as a chance to make a real difference.

Michel Patry, President and CEO of the HEC Montréal Foundation, is proud to see this initiative take shape.

This committee is a big step forward for women’s representation in philanthropy. We are honoured to have the input and support of its members, who will ensure that current and future projects are representative of society today. I would like to thank them for their involvement and dedication.

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