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Kathleen Taylor

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Kathleen Taylor breaks ground no matter what industry she stands in. An accomplished business leader, her career continues to break barriers and light the way for women at major corporate institutions.
Born in 1957 | Chairman of the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada/ Business Executive

Kathleen Taylor, an accomplished Canadian business leader, became Chair of Royal Bank’s Board in 2014, making her the first woman to lead a major Canadian bank. A member of RBC’s Board since 2001, she chaired the Human Resources, Corporate Governance, and Audit and Risk Committees. Taylor also chairs the Sick Kids Foundation Board, a Trustee for the Hospital for Sick Children, and Co-Chair of the SickKids Capital Campaign. Taylor was recently appointed Chancellor of York University and was the former President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Honoured with the Order of Canada, Taylor’s lasting influence embodies excellence and has paved the way for women executives.

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