At the 10th edition of the Gala des Talentueuses, held by the Association of Québec Women in Finance (AFFQ), Monette Malewski, President of M Bacal Group, was honoured to receive the Association’s Inspiration Award.
Under the theme “Les Talentueuses en Avant!”, this annual event highlights the achievements of professional women in the finance sector. This year, Marie-lin Hamel, Associate at National Bank of Canada and winner of the 2011 Relève Award, and Jean-Philippe Décarie, business columnist with La Presse co-hosted the evening. Almost 600 people from the business community were on hand to celebrate the careers, skills and achievements of outstanding women who particularly distinguished themselves over the past year.
Monette Malewski, President of M Bacal Group, was named winner of the Inspiration Award in recognition of her professionalism and exceptional career, which have made her a source of inspiration for many women in business.
Ms. Malewski makes it her priority to develop a relationship of trust with her team and clients. “The success of a family business, more than any other type of organization, is dependent on the people who create and run it. Each of their decisions contributes to the realization of their dreams and the future of their business. They make our world a better place,” she emphasized in her acceptance speech.
A committed board member of a number of organizations, including Investissement Québec, and the International Women’s Forum in Washington where she represents Canada.
The President of M Bacal Group has no shortage of ambition. Her new area of focus? Sharing her experience and values with family businesses!