For the founder and president of Excel Career College, leadership means helping others realize their potential

To honour the contenders in our inaugural Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with the winners in all six categories.

The latest Q&A is with Pauline Stevenson, founder and president of Excel Career College, which offers diploma programs for careers ranging from health-care assistant to aquaculture technician, as well as customized training.

The leadership quality most important to her? “This ability to see a person in almost like a hologram of where they may be down the road,” says Stevenson, who has operated Excel for 31 years. “And working to make that hologram more of a real-life experience, setting up the challenges that might move them toward realizing of their potential. I absolutely love that.”

For profiles of all the 2020 Women of the Year winners and finalists, click here. Congratulations to everyone.

Thank you to the judges—Katie Baker, Laurel Douglas, Jill Earthy and Tina Strehlke—for their time and effort. We’re also grateful for the support of our generous sponsor, the Women’s Enterprise Centre.

The 2021 Women of the Year Awards are open for nominations until January 6. There’s no fee to enter, and you can find all the details here