On 24 November 2016, the Women’s Executive Network held a gala event in Toronto to unveil their list of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2016.
We are proud to share that ADM(IE) member, Capt Véronique Jacques, Combat Engineer Officer and Deputy Commanding Officer, Real Property Operations Detachment (St-Jean) is on this year’s list.
The Top 100 awards are presented annually to recognise the achievements of 100 strong female leaders across Canada’s private, public and not-for-profit sectors who have made their voices heard, broken down barriers, empowered silent minorities and paved the way for the next generation. Capt Jacques certainly fits the bill.
In 2011, after becoming a civil engineer and joining the Canadian Armed Forces, Captain Jacques was posted in Gagetown and Valcartier before being posted to Montreal in 2014, where she eventually joined Real Property Operations, Quebec.
Shortly after joining Real Property Operations, Quebec, Capt Jacques was honoured to spend seven months as part of the Canadian contingent of Operation SOPRANO, the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) participation in the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).
Capt Jacques is proud to represent women in the Canadian Armed Forces. “I work in a non-conventional trade for women, and I consider it very important to recognize the work of Canadians and women.” This past year, she was also awarded the Women of Distinction Award from the Montréal Women’s Y Foundation, which supports the fulfillment of YWCA Montreal’s mission to build a better future for women and girls. Capt Jacques is currently posted in Saint- Jean, Que. at the Real Property Operations detachment as the 2i/c Commander.
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