Nova Bus vice-president named to influential women list | New

PLATSBURGH – The Ontario-based Women’s Executive Network (WXN) has recognized Emmanuelle Toussaint, leader of Nova Bus, as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women for 2021.

WXN annually announces the winners of the Top 100: Most Powerful Women Awards to recognize and celebrate 100 exceptional women in 13 different categories who inspire tomorrow’s leaders, influence change and advocate for diversity in the workforce. artwork.

Toussaint, vice president of legal, regulatory and public affairs for Nova Bus, is a winner of the Executive Leaders category, which recognizes women who build trust and support others, while exemplifying what it means to be a great leader.

“I am truly honored to be nominated among such exceptional women from across the country,” Toussaint said in a recent Nova Bus press release. “The list of past recipients is impressive. I hope to inspire other women to take on leadership roles and pave the way for future generations in all male-dominated regions.

industries, including manufacturing, transportation and technology.


Toussaint is a member of the Barreau du Québec and of the Order of Chartered Administrators of Quebec, which governs the practice of chartered administrators.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in law and a certificate in administration from Laval University.

She is a panelist and speaker involved in her community and is also chair of the board of directors of Propulsion Québec, the Quebec cluster of electric and intelligent vehicles. She is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec and a member of the boards of directors of the Canadian Urban Transport Association (ACTU) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) .

Toussaint is also a director appointed by the Fonds de solidarité FTQ on the board of directors of another Quebec company active in the transport electrification sector, Exprolink / Madvac.


This recognition comes less than a month after Toussaint was selected as one of the winners of the 2022 Canadian Clean50 Awards from the Delta Management Group.

This award recognizes the 50 individuals who have made the greatest contribution to the cause of sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

In recent years, Toussaint has invested his time advocating for the green economy and zero emission buses to increase the operational efficiency of companies like Nova Bus and the Volvo Group, according to a statement from Nova. Bus.

Toussaint said she was honored at the time to receive the Delta Management Group award in her Manufacturing and Transportation category.

“Nova Bus is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions with its zero emission buses and to supporting governments in their commitments to go to net zero emissions by 2050 and I am proud to be a part of this trip.

“I receive this award on my own behalf, but I dedicate it to the hard work and collaboration of all the teams I work with.”


When WXN owner and CEO Sherri Stevens examines the 2021 winners, she says in a statement that she sees “a group of radically genuine women who remind us all of what it means to stand up with courage, for ourselves. and for those around them “.

“By recognizing and celebrating the strength, fearlessness, resilience and heart that these women demonstrate,” continues Stevens, “we can inspire more of the same in generations to come.”

Volvo Group Canada Inc., of which Nova Bus is a part, President Ralph Acs thought the latest award recognized Toussaint’s leadership and accomplishments.

“An inspiration, her talents are recognized throughout the Volvo Group and she is considered a true leader by her colleagues and many external stakeholders in North America,” Acs said in a statement. “Her impressive network of contacts demonstrates the influence she exerts in the business world.

And Martin Larose, president of Nova Bus, described it as “a prize worthy of Emmanuelle’s career and personality, because she is actively involved in several organizations and associations in the business community”.

“We are very proud of the career of a courageous leader like Emmanuelle,” continues Larose. Nova Bus aims to position itself as an employer of choice by encouraging diversity and wishes to attract talented women and promote them to managerial positions.

The full list of WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for 2021 can be found at:

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