Partner, Bousfields Inc.
Sector: Private Sector
Discipline: Planning/Urban Design
Magic Moment: One of the “magic moments” in my career occurred when I became a Director at the City of Etobicoke at the age of 30.
Key Influence: My Father – He strongly encouraged his daughters to take a professional degree at University and also taught us that it is in difficult times when leaders emerge.
Susan Keir – She was the first professional woman I worked for who had children and managed to do it all. She encouraged me to put realistic expectations on myself.
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: The challenge will be to finance the transit requirements of the city/region and to ensure that parks and other services can keep up with development in the downtown. As an industry, it would helpful to establish a positive relationship with municipal staff as it seems to be more adversarial.
Secret Talent: It is so secret that even I haven’t discovered it….
On Championing Others… By mentoring and including people in training, projects and activities that they would find interesting and challenging, as well as helping people make connections.
One word that captures you: A connector of people