The magic of the Foundation’s 10th Ball: $1,130,000 for women’s financial independence!

The annual Lise Watier Foundation Ball is an event that continues to shine year after year, and the “Électrique Glam” Ball was no exception. 

Chaired by Marie-Claude Dumas, President and CEO of WSP Canada, the 10th edition on October 12 was nothing short of spectacular. Immersed in a glamorous universe recalling the creative spirit of Prince and Bowie, over 750 guests attended the event. 

“It is with immense joy and pride that I have assumed the role of Honorary President of the 10th edition of the Lise Watier Foundation Ball. The Lise Watier Foundation and WSP share many common values, including equal opportunity, individual fulfillment, inclusion, diversity and increased representation of women in management positions. In this era of profound global change which demands both courage and adaptability, the Let’s Start Up Program and its various scopes of intervention perfectly embody this resilient force that we must encourage. Offering women the chance to develop confidence in their own abilities, to transform themselves and, above all, to move in the right direction, can make a real difference to their lives.” — Marie-Claude Dumas, President and CEO, WSP Canada

The highlight of the evening was the announcement of an incredible $1,13 M raised to support the cause. This impressive sum will be invested to help women develop their professional potential and achieve financial independence through the Let’s Start Up Program. The Lise Watier Foundation is thus pursuing its mission with a tangible and significant impact.

Many thanks for the generosity of our corporate partners, sponsors and donors.

The ball in a few pictures


Graduate of the Let’s Start Up Program

The Lise Watier Foundation offers the Let’s Start Up program in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, the Laurentians and Montérégie. More than 200 women a year are committed to taking action through the Let’s Start Up program. They graduate with a better understanding of their strengths and skills, as well as the knowledge and tools to implement their professional project. Women thus begin a new journey towards financial independence through entrepreneurship, a return to school or a more fulfilling job.

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