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Fasken Martineau awarded the “Impact féminin Grande entreprise 2016” by the Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec

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Fasken Martineau has been awarded the Impact féminin Grande entreprise 2016 during the 16th Prix Femmes d’affaires du Québec

Montréal (Québec) – Fasken Martineau has been awarded the Impact féminin Grande entreprise 2016 (IFGE) from the Prix Développement économique Féminin (PDEF) during the 16th Prix Femmes d’affaires du Québec (PFAQ) gala held November 9, 2016.

The PFAQ, a unique initiative from the Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec (RFAQ) (Quebec Businesswomen’s Network) in partnership with Les Affaires, the Government of Québec, Nelly De Vuyst and Vidéotron Business Solutions, has for the past 16 years been honouring entrepreneurs, executives, leaders and professionals from various organizations who have distinguished themselves in the business and socio-economic sectors in Canada and abroad.

“By bestowing this award, the RFAQ wishes to recognize the deep involvement of Fasken Martineau’s female partners in their contribution to the success of female business owners through multiple strategic actions and their active participation at the RFAQ entrepreneurial table,” said Ruth Vachon, President and Executive Director of the Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec.

The Fasken Martineau Women’s Committee is headed by Marie-Josée Neveu and also includes lawyers Annie Bernard, Diane Bertrand, Sylvie Bourdeau, Stéphanie Lavallée, Angela Onesi, Sonia Rainville, Lise Rochette and Caitlin Rose. They have each dedicated an incalculable number of hours to offering legal training designed for entrepreneurs, supporting businesswomen with their commercial missions, organizing networking events and investing in all types of mentoring activities.

“I am pleased to accept the Impact féminin Grande entreprises award on behalf of the firm. Validating and promoting entrepreneurship is paramount for Fasken Martineau, and that is equally true for female-led entrepreneurship. This award recognizes and acknowledges the involvement of the firm’s female partners who contribute their know-how for the benefit of female entrepreneurs by supporting female owners of growing businesses,” added Marie-Josée Neveu, a partner with Fasken Martineau’s Montréal office.

Photo credit: RFAQ  From left to right: LiseThériault, Deputy Premier, Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development, Minister responsible for the Status of Women; Éric Bédard, Managing Partner for the Québec region, Fasken Martineau; Suzanne Murray, CEO and Founder, AXDEV Group; Marie-Josée Neveu, Partner, Fasken Martineau; Peter Feldberg, Firm Managing Partner, Fasken Martineau; and Ruth Vachon, President and Executive Director, RFAQ.

Members of the media who would like to speak with Marie-Josée Neveu are asked to contact Geneviève Chalifour at +1 514 871 5987 (

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