Heather Reisman, One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Heather Reisman is the founder, chief executive officer, and chairwoman of Indigo, the largest book, gift, and specialty toy retailer in Canada. She is also the co-founder of Kobo, a leading e-reading company.

Reisman began her career at Paradigm Consulting, a strategy and change management firm she co-founded. Paradigm was the world’s first strategic change consultancy and introduced several organizational change strategies still in use today. Reisman served as the firm’s managing director for 16 years.

Reisman is also currently a director on the board of Onex Corporation, an officer of Mount Sinai Hospital, and a member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee. She has served on many North American boards and is a former governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and McGill University, her alma mater.

Reisman has received numerous accolades over the years, including the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the University of Manitoba and the John Molson School of Business Award of Distinction from Concordia University. She has also been named one of WXN’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Women.”


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