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'Inspirational Women’ luncheon to feature global business leader

Linda Hasenfratz, President and CEO of Linamar Corp., to engage in inspiring conversation about influence and leadership



On April 22, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host the ‘Inspirational Women’ luncheon, presented in partnership with Royal City Realty and The Mortgage Centre.

The event will feature Linda Hasenfratz, President and CEO of Linamar Corp., in a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation with Gleam Media’s Helen Stoumbos about Linda’s trajectory to influence and leadership.

“The Inspirational Women luncheon is an integral and proven component of the Guelph Chamber’s efforts to showcase and help build leadership among women across Guelph through inspiring stories that cultivate success,” says Kithio Mwanzia, President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber. “Hosting Linda Hasenfratz offers a fantastic opportunity for our community to hear how the leader of a leading-edge global automotive company came to be a model of exemplary leadership in business.”

As CEO of Linamar, Linda has grown the business from an $800 million enterprise to a $4.3 billion company.

In addition to being recognized as one of Canada’s top 40 under 40 (2002) and one of the Automotive News 100 Leading Women in each of its publications since 2002, Linda was also the winner of Canada’s 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Linda continues to exert her influence through arts and business-centric board posts that span the globe, and her desire to see women progress in business has prompted her to serve of the Board of Advisors for Catalyst Canada (since 2003) and the government council, as well as on the Women on Boards Advisory Council (since 2013).

“Linda’s experience as a leader of a leading-edge global automotive corporation highlights the value of perseverance in pursuit of achievement,” adds Mwanzia. “We’re hoping that Linda’s spirit of leadership will inspire our business community to reach higher and further.”

The ‘Inspirational Women’ luncheon takes place April 22nd at Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To register, click here.