Kavaughn Boismier, chief financial officer of WaveDirect Telecommunications and founder of the Women of Windsor Mentorship Collaborative, shared her perspective as a racialized woman in the executive leadership space with faculty, staff, and students of the Odette School of Business last week.
In a presentation titled “Quest for More,” Boismier discussed how her background helped shape who the woman she is today — a finalist for Young Professional of the Year in the 2021 Business Excellence Awards of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The daughter of a biracial couple, she didn’t think anything of the fact that her skin colour didn’t match her classmates; it didn’t match her mother’s, either, noted Boismier. She recalled that meals came from food banks and Christmas gifts from Sparky’s Toy Drive, but she always found opportunity to “do what I could with what I had.”
Women of Windsor is a not-for-profit specializing in helping women realize their career and professional development ambitions, through mentorship, advocacy, and advice. In collaboration with the Womxn’s Centre of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, it will host a webinar on Friday, March 12, showcasing a panel of women who have worked their way up to positions of success.