“I dedicate this national recognition to my devoted team at the Fabienne Colas Foundation and to all visible minority women out there who are working in the shadows or trying to get their voices heard.”
Fabienne Colas, a current McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA participant, received the WXN 2019 Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women award in the category of Arts, Sports & Entertainment. Fabienne Colas is an actress, a director, a producer, a speaker, and an activist. She launched the Fabienne Colas Foundation and through it, she has created and organized seven successful festivals, including the well-known Festival International du Film Black de Montréal, the Toronto Black Film Festival and the Festival Haïti En Folie (in Montréal and in New York City).
“This award encourages me more than ever to continue breaking down barriers and building more bridges for Diversity and Inclusion!”
Fabienne is a recipient of one of the 2021 EMBA Scholarships for managers of Non-Profit organizations. She began the program in September 2019 and will receive her diploma in 2021.
“In 1999, while in Haiti, I was accepted in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program at Schiller Intl University in Tampa, FL. But I was denied a scholarship and couldn’t attend. 20 years later, in 2019, I’m most honored to be one of the four recipients of a $50,000 scholarship for the McGill HEC Montréal EMBA Program, in recognition of our impactful work at the Fabienne Colas Foundation. Saying I’m excited to attend two of the most prestigious universities in the world for an EMBA Program, at once, would be a huge understatement! The next 15 months are going to be exciting but also filled with challenges. I aim to become a stronger leader, a better mentor and a more devoted advocate for my community.”