Inspirational leadership with Déborah Cherenfant, President @ JCCM

April 16, 2021

On this week’s show, we spoke with Déborah Cherenfant, President @ JCCM
Entrepreneur at heart, Déborah Cherenfant is the founder of the creative studio Atelier Coloré and of the feminine business blog Mots D’Elles. Her work, her leadership and her creativity have been recognized on numerous occasions, notably with the Woman of Distinction Award in Entrepreneurship and the title of the best business blog in Canada. TEDx speaker, Déborah regularly shares her ideas on the representation of women and diversity in business during her conferences in Quebec and internationally, or in her articles on various platforms.

Very involved in the business community, Deborah is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, president of Compagnie F, administrator of the KANPE Foundation, and co-founder of BiAS. An entrepreneurial expert, particularly female, she has put her strategic skills to good use in several organizations, supporting them in the facilitation, creation of content and management of projects intended for entrepreneurs.

In 2018, she was appointed to the Quebec Council on the Status of Women, and in 2019, chosen as laureate of Black History Month as well as speaker at Plurielles, the first agency for women’s voices. In 2020, Déborah Cherenfant becomes President of the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal – JCCM, founded in 1931, bringing together nearly 1,600 members, including nearly 150 volunteers, making her the largest young chamber in the world.

On the show, we spoke about:

  • Who inspired her
  • Studying and promoting female entrepreneurship
  • Her role at the Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • The fund that the JCCM launched
  • How the Chamber is impacted and thinking about the future of work for the city
  • What does diversity actually mean and what is needed

Deborah is an inspirational leader and has an amazing positive energy. I hope that you enjoy the conversation!

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