MAX Women in Leadership is extremely pleased to introduce our new campaign, In the Spotlight, which aims to recognize and celebrate excellence in Canadian-Muslim women. Every month, we will be profiling inspirational female professionals from diverse backgrounds who display exemplary qualities of leadership, drive and a commitment to excellence.

Our January Woman of the Month is Shamira Madhany, Managing Director Canada and Deputy Executive Director, World Education Services (WES). WES Canada is the country’s leading credential provider, and serves more than 200,000 applicants each year. In her previous role, she was Ontario’s Chief Officer, Diversity and Accessibility. Shamira’s leadership led to Ontario Public Service (OPS) becoming a leader in diversity and inclusion, including being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.