Margot Franssen, O.c.
Ms. Margot Franssen was appointed to the Board in April 2015. She is the founder and past–president of The Body Shop Canada. In 2002, Ms. Franssen was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, and she has received the Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Women Award from the United Nations Development Fund UNIFEM. She received an undergraduate degree from York University, is a fellow of Ryerson Polytechnic University, and has a honourary Doctor of Humane Letters 1995 and an honourary Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa 1994. Ms. Franssen has served on many boards including CIBC, Women's College Hospital and York University. She is a founding Board Member of Women Moving Millions, a community devoted to raising million dollar gifts from women for women and girls, and has recently served as the Co-Chair of the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Canadian Girls in Canada. She has been named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Canada and one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century, among many other prestigious honours. Ms. Franssen combines pragmatic business leadership with a unique perspective on the relationship between corporations and their various stakeholders and communities.