Updated: Dec 15, 2022
The Exceptional Women Alliance Foundation (EWA) announces that after a broad search, Gail Edwards, an independent director, was selected for the Fall 2021 EWA Cohort.
Gail Edwards has served for over 15 years as an independent director. She is known as a performance-focused change agent. She is a skilled negotiator with a distinguished career in spearheading transformative acquisitions, driving operational growth, and structuring and implementing creative financings.
“Gail has made lasting impacts on multiple businesses over her lengthy career in executive roles, as an independent director and a passionate philanthropist,” said Larraine Segil, Chair and CEO of EWA. “Her leadership and rich history are why we are delighted to have her join EWA and make lasting impacts on our community of successful women.”
“I am thrilled to join this amazing group of distinguished and talented women who help me raise my game in advising my clients and boards and whose unique perspective enriches and broadens my understanding," said Gail Edwards.
Ms. Edwards is currently the Audit Chair and a Director of TSE listed Neo Performance Materials Inc. She is also a Director and Audit Chair for Toronto based Amica Senior Lifestyles and New York based Victory Holdco which owns Vantage Elevator Solutions.
Ms. Edwards is a successful cycle-tested C-suite executive having held the roles of President, COO, and CFO at numerous multi-billion dollar multi-national companies including most recently The Minto Group, JH Investments, Inc., GC Companies, Inc., and Delaware North Companies.
Ms. Edwards has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Excellence in the Private Sector and was one of three Founding Members for the fundraising campaign to rebuild the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre.
Gail Edwards, Independent Director
“Gail has made lasting impacts on multiple businesses over her lengthy career in executive roles, as an independent director and a passionate philanthropist,” said Larraine Segil, Chair and CEO of EWA.
The Exceptional Women Alliance Foundation (EWA) selects high potential, high level Exceptional Women from multiple industries, develops and mentors them with guidance and career redesign advice to propel them to sustainable success - one woman at a time. Their year-long program enables the EWA to be connected for life to their ever-expanding EWA global network, as their fellow women leaders move into positions of significance.