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Kadie Ward (EMBA ‘20)

Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Ms. Ward is a seasoned executive whose career to date has been characterized by successful collaboration across public, private and not for profit organizations to design and deliver inclusive economic growth strategies. Her expertise has taken her around the world working with 100 cities across 30 countries to establish programs and legislation to support attracting foreign direct investment, local growth strategies, with a recent focus on supporting women-led micro and small enterprises. Ward has an MA from Western University and an MBA from the Kellogg-Schulich School of Business conferred upon her by both York University and Northwestern University.  She is currently Commissioner and CAO of Ontario’s Pay Equity Commission with the Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development.