Leslie is known as a life-long learner, humanitarian, educator, wife, mother and strong advocate for mentorship in young women and women in leadership. She started out her learning experience by receiving a degree in Environmental Earth Sciences from Laurentian University. Leslie then continued her education to complete a Master’s Degree in Integrated Studies specializing in Work, Organization and Leadership. Looking to advocate for women, Leslie focused her Master’s thesis on Gender Diversity and Performance Management in Corporate Leadership. Currently she works for Greater Sudbury Utilities and is a sessional professor at Cambrian College in the School of Business. Described as a natural leader who is tenaciously driven and fiercely passionate about her work, Leslie not only helps to build women in the business community, she contributes toward the development of young female leaders. Leslie is Treasurer to the Board of Directors for the St. Leonard’s Society of Sudbury, active member of the Catholic School Council, Director to the Business Administration Program Advisory Committee at Cambrian College, and was featured on the She&Her Spotlight which showcases and highlights exceptional female leaders who are changing the dialogue in our community. In the past, Leslie has dedicated her time as a program mentor for young aspiring female leaders through AmbiSheous and has travelled around the North officiating for Skate Canada. Leslie is truly an inspiration and is creating a legacy that inspires other females to dream more, learn more, do more and become more on the pursuit to leadership in our community.