Our Montreal Chapter is led by five great women looking to grow the local community and supporting women through their career journey.  Offering quality events such as webinars, coffee chats and group discussions.


Meet The Team

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Linda Mota

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Linda Mota, Montreal Chapter Chair, is a Senior HR Consultant and Founder of Topanga HR who is passionate about helping clients implement HR strategies and structure to help grow their business successfully.  Linda is also a certified Leadership Coach, coaching women in leadership, executives and high-potential employees on achieving objectives, clarifying goals and overcoming challenges to unlock their potential.
Fun fact: I'm a kid at heart and my favorite vacations have been at Disney World with my kids.

Anne-Lisa de Forest

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A builder of community in all that I do, my 20+ years of helping organizations evolve with technology and cyber resilience brings my core drive of helping people and my fascination with high-tech to life. An avid yoga enthusiast and nature-lover, I can often be found in the woods in search of magical sights and sounds. 

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Labiba Benchekri 

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I lead amazing teams with passion and dedication. I thrive facing adversity and grow through challenges every day. «Your people are your best product », that’s my motto. I love coaching and developing people to get the best out of them on a personal and professional level. Fun fact about me: I eat miles for breakfast! I love running, it became my passion, my fuel and my daily meditation. It builds character and perseverance. 

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Julia Freggine Faria

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Lina Nobile 

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As a Sales & Marketing executive, I manage multiple retail chain accounts throughout North America from Fortune 500 to luxury brands to e-commerce. I build strategic client relationships where I leverage my analytical and problem-solving skills to facilitate growth and success. My leadership style consists of fostering a positive, collaborative culture as I see the potential in  people. 


Fun Fact: I love watching documentaries and listening to podcasts as it feeds my need for on-going learning

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