Leslie Quinton, an IWF Canada- Montreal member, was recently named Vice President, Corporate Communications at Air Canada.
From the Air Canada website:
Leslie Quinton was named Vice President, Corporate Communications in May 2016. In this role, she has oversight for all aspects of Air Canada’s corporate and employee communications, corporate image and positioning, social media, and the airline’s Corporate Sustainability Report. She also leads Air Canada’s community investment programs focused mainly on the well-being of children and youth with management oversight for the Air Canada Foundation.
A skilled corporate communications professional, Leslie held senior roles in global strategic communications, stakeholder relations, corporate social responsibility, internal communications, and issues, crisis and brand management prior to joining Air Canada. She was previously Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate Communications at SNC-Lavalin, where she was responsible for all global aspects of reputation management, strategic communications, media and public relations, crisis and issues management and related strategies. She was also Senior Vice-President at Massy-Forget Public Relations where she advised several Fortune 500 clients, and she has taught public relations and corporate communications at McGill University for eight years.
Leslie is involved in several non-profit organizations including MedicAlert and Girl Guides of Canada as a board member and as a volunteer. She is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at business conferences and universities, as well as having been a guest newspaper, web and radio contributor, and she has won multiple awards for communications and philanthropic leadership. Leslie studied humanities at Concordia University.
Air Canada is a sponsor of the International Women’s, supporting women in leadership through their commitment. The programs and growth of the International Women’s Forum are empowered and emboldened through special partnerships developed to support diversity and women’s leadership in all fields, disciplines and professions around the globe.
#creativeclass Women make up 50% of the creative class in society re: Richard Florida (but still 75% of salary)
— Leslie Quinton (@LeslieQuinton) June 10, 2016