The Pillars of Montreal is Facilitating a Leadership Workshop at the Upcoming Women in Business Conference

The Pillars are conducting a workshop at the upcoming ‘Women in Business Conference in Montreal, Canada.

Caroline Samne and Anne Pertus, co-founders of The Pillars, a Montreal based management consulting firm will be facilitating a leadership workshop at the 2015 Women in Business Conference in Montreal, Canada. This conference will be held on March 8th, International Women’s Day, and is an annual event organized by the John Molson Women in Business Club.

“We are very excited to be a part of this highly coveted event that each year draws in a distinguished panel of speakers and attendees”, says Ms. Samne.  She adds, “This year’s theme is  ‘Breaking Boundaries’ which will highlight women who have succeeded in male dominated roles and industries.” Anne Pertus comments, “The one-hour workshop presented by The Pillars will cover the role of self confidence in one’s career. Women need to build strong self confidence in order to excel and lead in today’s work environment.”

The Women in Business Conference brings together over 150 attendees including MBA and other graduate-level business students, alumni, faculty, Montreal business professionals, and distinguished speakers. 

Conference speakers for this year’s event include:

• Keynote Speaker, Caroline Ouellette, 2014 Captain, Canada’s Women’s Hockey Team, 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

• Dr. Nancy Poirier, FRCSC, Head of Cardiac Surgery, St-Justine Hospital

• Lauren Rathmell, Founding Partner, Lufa Farms

• Dana Ades-Landy, Area Vice President of Commercial Banking, Scotiabank and President, Association des Femmes en Finance du Quebec (AFFQ)

• Lisa To, Vice President of Corporate Financing, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

The event will be held on Sunday March 8, International Women’s Day at the Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield from 10 am – 5:15 pm. Seating is limited and some tickets can still be obtained at

For more information about the workshop presenters Caroline Samné and Anne Pertus of The Pillars, visit their website at

Anne Pertus is the co-founder of The Pillars a Montreal based management consulting firm which specializes in organizational development; specifically in the development of human capital, talent management, change management and organizational learning.

Anne Pertus is an expert at strategically matching the right people to the right job, and ensuring their professional success. A fluently bilingual, certified trainer and experienced coach in team communication and leadership, she also helps managers and teams open up the lines of communication, improving productivity. Certified in several psychometric tools, Anne identifies talents, evaluates behaviors and abilities and develops staff in building on their strengths. Anne leverages your talent’s potential. She assists with the strategic planning process and facilitates action-oriented implementation workshops to ensure the success of your strategic goals.

Anne is leading the Community of Practice for Succession Planning for the RCMQ (Reseau des conseillers en management du Quebec), an ICF (International Coaching Federation) qualified coach,  Anne holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bishop’s University.

She has over 20 years of experience with national and international companies such as Dun & Bradstreet, Motorola Canada Inc., London Life, Dale Carnegie Training, Kelly Services and Option 10/10. She was with the Group Lecavalier for 7 years as an Executive Search associate prior to starting her own business.

As a facilitator and agent of change, Caroline designs, develops and implements change strategies that are successful the first time around. Caroline believes that successful change in organizations is largely based on the ability to understand the human and organizational dynamics that encompass the organization.  Being able to adapt and thrive in times of change is no longer an option but a key need in today’s world. Organizational Success is built on agility and the ability to stay ahead of the crowd. In order to be nimble organizations must embrace change and do so in proactive ways. 

Caroline holds a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Human Systems Intervention. She has been working in the field of community and organizational development since 1991. Her work has included large-scale change interventions, group facilitation, change management, strategic planning, group development, team building and evaluation process development. Caroline has worked in the Public, Para-public, Private and Community-based sectors. In 2002, Caroline started teaching part-time at ConcordiaUniversity in the Faculty of Applied Human Sciences.

Caroline has trained with Merrelyn Emery (Search Conferences), Edie Seashore (Use of self as an agent of change and Communication and Feedback), Gervase Busch (Appreciative Inquiry), Diana Whitney (Appreciative Inquiry), Kathy Dannemiller (Whole Scale change), among others.

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