Trailblazer? You bet she is
AU MBA alumni Denise Pothier officially became one of Canada’s most powerful women after receiving WXN’s Top 100™ Award November 2018.
“It’s not like you decide one day over breakfast that you’re going to be a champion, trendsetter, or trailblazer,” explains Denise Pothier, vice-president Practice Services and vice-president Indigenous Relations at Stantec Consulting Ltd., in response to winning one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards from Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
Pothier loved school. She was great at math and solving problems, but it wasn’t until Grade 11 that she ever considered engineering as a career choice.
During a routine parent-teacher meeting, Philippe Doucet, her Gr. 11 chemistry teacher, asked Pothier’s mother what Denise’s career plans were. Pothier had considered many things, but never engineering. Mr. Doucet strongly suggested that she did.