Canada’s history and culture is enriched by diversity. We see this richness reflected in our arts, in business and politics, and is the result of the achievements and accomplishments of many, including the phenomenal women profiled in this book. The 100 accomplished women are truly pioneers and trailblazers in their fields, and they have made a lasting impact on Canada. I am honoured to be part of this project working with a wonderfully talented and energetic team led by Dauna Jones-Simmonds and the Honourable Jean Augustine. We are all indebted to them for their vision and determination to bring the stories of these incredible women to light; their stories need to be told in classrooms and in our homes.