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Mar 7, 2023

Welcome back to Calgary Connects! 

This month we have a special episode in honour of International Women's Day. This month's episode features Jennifer Tory, one of Canada's leading businesswomen and corporate directors. Jennifer joins the podcast to discuss her 42 year long career and her continued work related to the advancement of women and marginalized communities. 

Jennifer retired in December 2019 as RBC’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), reporting to the CEO, where she held responsibility for Brand, Marketing, Citizenship, Communications, Procurement and Real Estate functions globally. Additionally, she provided leadership and oversight of transformational initiatives, with a particular focus on driving cross-enterprise efficiency and effectiveness. Along with other members of Group Executive, Jennifer was responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC. Prior to her CAO role, she was Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking leading RBC’s banking businesses in Canada and the Caribbean, including personal and financial services, credit cards and payments, digital solutions, as well as RBC’s sales and branch distribution, operations and advice centres.

She currently sits on the boards of BCE Inc. and the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation. She recently completed 10 years on the board of the Toronto International Film Festival, the past five years as Chair. A champion of diversity, Ms. Tory is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her work related to the advancement of women and advocacy for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. In December of 2019, Jennifer was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada.