HR professionals among ranks of ‘powerful’ women

Awards honour senior-level women, provide role models
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2011

Brenda Brown, who has a master’s degree in finance, began her career as a financial analyst at Bell Canada. After a few years, the benefits department was looking for someone with a financial background to redesign the benefits plans.

“Having a financial background actually was a benefit in terms of knowing how a support department costs a company and how you can maximize that value,” she said.

Brown eventually moved into HR field services in support of the telephone technicians, moving up the HR ladder over the years.