PwC's Sonia Boisvert among Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women

27 November 2018 3 min. read

Sonia Boisvert, partner and Assurance leader at the Montreal office of PwC, was named one of the Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2018 Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women. A member of the firm’s Quebec Leadership team, Boisvert has worked at PwC for over a quarter-century.

WXN, a member-based organization that seeks to advance, mentor, and recognize professional women in Canada, hands out its Most Powerful Women awards to a hundred deserving candidates every year. Ranging from businesswomen to bureaucrats, lawyers, and scientists, award-winners are proven achievers who have strongly contributed to their organizations, fields, and communities.

Among the 100 honoured this year is Sonia Boisvert from Big Four accounting and consulting firm PwC. The Montreal office Assurance leader has been with the firm for the entirety of her career, which spans more than 25 years. Over that time, Boisvert has developed deep expertise in auditing, assurance, and internal control, and has extensive insight into the retail, consumer goods, engineering, and construction industries. She has led audit engagement around the globe, delivered certification services to private and public companies, and advised on mergers & acquisitions.PwC's Sonia Boisvert among Canada's 100 Most Powerful WomenA member of the PwC Quebec Leadership team in charge of strategy for the province, Boisvert is also a part of the Private Company Services team, as well as the head of the Family Inc. initiative – which she helped launch. Family Inc. supports the needs of family-run companies, and has spread from Montreal to all of the firm’s Canadian offices.

"We are very proud to see Sonia's talent and accomplishments recognized by WXN. She plays a significant role in creating the next generation of leaders inside and outside of PwC Canada,” said PwC Canada CEO Nicolas Marcoux. “Sonia is known for building strong and lasting relationships, and inspiring those around her to achieve success. Her ability to bring perspectives together, make a difference and solve our clients' important problems makes her a highly valuable and trusted advisor in the marketplace.”

Boisvert’s other accolades include winning the University of Sherbrooke School of Management's Junior Business Leader award in 2016, and being named a Fellow of the CPA for her contributions to the accounting profession in 2017.

Boisvert is a board member of PwC Canada, CPA-Quebec, and the Jeunes en Tête Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Sherbrooke.

Commenting on WXN’s recognition, Boisvert said, “I know my career wouldn't have been the same without the many people who have helped me grow and develop over the past 25 years. I am very grateful to each of them for everything they have done to support me."

Other 2018 Most Powerful Women award recipients from the consulting industry include: Linda Blair, Managing Partner, Ontario Region, Deloitte; Charmaine Crooks, President, NGU Consultants; Zahra Ebrahim, Co-leader, Doblin, Deloitte; Denise Pothier, VP Practice Services & VP Indigenous Relations, Stantec Consulting; and Amanda Shatzko, President, AS Consulting.