Power 5 Interview - Francine Mbvoumbo (she/her)
Updated: May 17
We are pleased to introduce you to Francine Mbvoumbo (she/her) who is one of our WIL Community Partners.
What are you most passionate about?
Bridging generational gaps among women is a lifelong passion of mine. I aspire to see a world where younger women gravitate towards more experienced and older women in personal, professional, and business spaces without reservations.
Who is your greatest role model?
It may sound cliché, but I would not be the person I am today without my mother's emotional, spiritual, physical, and financial investment in me. She is the backbone of my entire being and the legacy I hope to pass on someday to my own progeny.
What is your greatest accomplishment in your career trajectory?
Let myself get molded by more experienced women and use the acquired knowledge to pave the way for other women. In my 7+ years career in Finance, I am humbled and proud to be contributing to making a better world for women.
What advice would you give to new or emerging leaders who are building their careers?
Be comfortable with the uncomfortable – whether it be career or business-related. Embracing this concept will help you stretch yourself and discover the bravery within you.
What do you think is the biggest challenge for the next generation?
Access. It is a controversial one because, on one end, it is a necessary thing to have, but at the same token, it can be the root cause of mental health and body positivity issues, to name a few. We can attest to some of these consequences now. The future will only amplify the spread.
About Francine Mbvoumbo (she/her)
Francine is an Economics undergraduate from uOttawa and MBA Graduate from Jack Welch Management Institute. She has been a Finance Professional for over seven years, where she occupied roles in Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, and Investor and Customer Communication Services.
Before joining her current company Broadridge, she delivered high-quality experiences for the Royal Bank of Canada in client-facing roles not limited to personal and commercial banking (P&CB) and the company’s Ultra High Net Worth client segment in private wealth management. These roles enabled her to develop strong sales, relationship management, and client-focus competencies while leveraging her abilities to promote digital education, facilitate frictionless operations in a fast-paced environment, and engage in cross-team collaboration to achieve client deadlines and drive clients’ loyalty. At Broadridge, she managed over 300 proxy projects for high-profile firms and helped develop digital governance strategies and an executive roadmap to deliver critical communications to their investors ahead of board meetings. In her newly appointed role as a Sales Executive, she will focus on developing strategic relationships and building comprehensive pipelines using a consultative sales approach to drive opportunities for client digital transformation and revenue growth.
Francine is the Founder and Strategic Leader of the for-impact organization Mothers to Daughters (M2D). The organization strives to bridge the intergenerational gap between younger women and more experienced women. She sits on the Youth Committee for Job Start, where she helps develop mentoring solutions for Youth. She is among the 2020 Top 100 women To Watch in Canada, was honored with the Legacy Award from Volunteer Toronto, and was recently a Mentorship Finalist with Women Empowerment Awards. Francine is fluent in English and French and some of her interests include reading, meditation and physical wellness.
To learn more about Mother's to Daughters go HERE!