Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber is the Distinguished Chair of the Centre for Leadership, a Full Professor of Leadership Studies and former Chair of the School of Leadership & Social Change at Brescia University College. With more than 20 years of senior leadership experience, Marlene has a deep passion for the mobilization and inclusion of women in leadership in every industry and public sphere. Prior to her doctoral studies, Marlene was a health care executive within academic health sciences centres, known as a strategic leader who spearheaded numerous health system innovations. As an accomplished and well-respected scholar in the field of leadership studies, Marlene has presented over 85 peer-reviewed conference papers and keynote addresses; published numerous peer-reviewed papers, books, book chapters, and reports; and granted over one million in research funding in the past 10 years. Marlene has a PhD in Strategy from Ivey Business School, MScN (Admin) and BScN from Western University.