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Sophie Aladas, Gender Equality Network CanadaSophie Aladas
Saint-Laurent, QC
Nominated by: Youth Employment Services Montreal (YES Montreal)

Sophie Aladas is an entrepreneur with a creative spirit. Born and raised in Ottawa, her passion for diversity and inclusion lead her to work terms in Citizenship and Immigration Canada as well as Global Affairs Canada. After graduating from the Telfer School of Business with a BCom in International Management, she chose to grow the roots of her career in the private sector as a Business Analyst for CAE, an international aerospace company known for cutting edge simulation technology.

Sophie founded CAE’s Professional Women’s Network, which created the company’s first formal mentorship program and many partnerships with community initiatives geared towards helping women such as Le Centre des Femmes de Montreal. In support of these efforts, Sophie is part of the YES Montreal’s Committee for Advancing women in STEM through mentorship and volunteers with Montreal Yellow Door’s Generation Project, an organization that promotes relationships between youth and seniors that nurture a sense of awareness and responsibility toward the aged.

When she is not crunching numbers or working on strategic planning at CAE, she is growing and leading Key2Access, a tech start-up that provides smart city solutions to improve accessibility for the visually and mobility impaired.