The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is pleased to congratulate the association’s President Lisa Laronde for being recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners by WXN (Women’s Executive Network). WXN unveiled the award winners on October 30 and recognized 103 women for making a transformational difference in their fields and actively shaping a more inclusive future.

Lisa Laronde is President of RSG International and was appointed to the CAWIC Board in 2021 and became the President in July 2023. As President of the national association, Lisa provides ongoing leadership and strategic oversight to deliver on the organization’s mission and enhance the success of women in the Canadian construction industry.

As the WXN announcement stated, “Lisa Laronde is a powerful advocate for women in leadership. Through her influential speaking engagements and podcast appearances, her aim is to inspire women in all industries, particularly construction. Lisa is passionate about building psychologically safe work environments, where diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of her organization. Her business acumen and demonstrated success in growing market share make Lisa a unique and inspirational leader.”

“I am grateful for this honour and would like to congratulate all of the fellow award winners who are being recognized for their outstanding contributions. There’s no doubt that together we are stronger and our voices and collective actions are helping to advance our communities, our industries, our country, and each other,” said Lisa Laronde, President, RSG International and President, CAWIC.

“On behalf of all of us at CAWIC, I want to thank Lisa for her unwavering support and action to help shape a more inclusive world. We have continued to see Lisa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout her leadership at CAWIC,” said Kristen Hallberg, President Elect, CAWIC. “There’s no doubt that her words, actions, and legacy are helping to create a stronger foundation, not only for CAWIC but for the construction industry as a whole.”

To learn more about Lisa, please click here. Read WXN’s press release “Celebrating Extraordinary Women: WXN Unveils 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners” to learn more about the honour and this year’s celebration.


CAWIC is the national not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing the success of women in the Canadian construction industry. As the leading voice for women in construction, CAWIC supports, connects, and unites women from across the construction industry.

To arrange an interview with Lisa or Kristen, please contact:

Kristina Fixter, Executive Director, CAWIC
P: 416-388-2960
E: [email protected]