Our board of directors

Valuable allies who carry the cause.

The Lise Watier Foundation is administered by a board of directors that includes prominent public figures and business experts. The members of the board have ensured transparent management of the funds and contributed to the growing reputation and success of the Foundation.

We thank our directors, caring people who, like Ms. Watier, are dedicated to supporting women in need as they forge ahead on their journey toward autonomy, confidence, and success.

Our board of directors


Guy Côté
Senior Vice-President, Wealth Management,
National Bank Financial


Lise Watier
Lise Watier Foundation

Marie-Lise Andrade
President, Executive Director,
Lise Watier Foundation

Marie-Claude Boisvert
Investment Committee
Partner, Head of Private Equity Canada,
Sagard Holdings Inc

Annie Brisson
Human Resources Committee
Human Resources Leader,
Groupe Jean Coutu

David Cape
Groupe Marcelle

Pascal Chandonnet
Cofounder and Senior Strategist,
BE.AT Atelier Stratégie marketing

Julie-Martine Loranger
Human Resources Committee
McCarthy Tetrault

Alyson T. Wood
Managing Director,
DWH Corp inc.

Valery Zamuner
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,
Alimentation Couche-Tard inc.


Danielle Gendron

Philippe Dandurand
Vins Philippe Dandurand

Serge Rocheleau

About the Lise Watier Foundation

The Lise Watier Foundation helps women to reveal, activate and develop their professional potential.

Support women here today

Do you also want to help women take the path to financial independence? You are convinced that with help and support, women can achieve a transformative professional project that will ensure a better future for them and their children?

Be part of the solution!

” I felt exhausted, so I questioned my future. The program changed my life!  It allowed me to refocus on my needs and visualize where I wanted to go. I met women who gave me confidence and shared their knowledge to help me start my own business.


Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream

“I am so grateful for the Lise Watier Foundation’s financial aid for studies. Thanks to this support, I have the tools I need to become professionally accomplished and to live again. I am proud of where am today and know that my children are too…and you can’t put a price on that.” 


Let's Start Up Program, Education stream

“Go ahead, believe in your dreams because anything is possible, really, ANYTHING! Never, at 60, would I have thought it was possible… But thanks to the Let’s Start Up program, I have come out of my shell; I now realize how much potential I have, and I know I will make it.


Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream

Major donors

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National Bank
Fondation J.A. DeSève
Succes Finder
Power Corporation of Canada