Joanne LeBreton has been named the BPW Greater Sudbury Woman of the Month for January.
Finding spare time can be a great challenge for most people, and for Joanne LeBreton, it would seem that there is a definite shortage of spare time.
LeBreton is somehow able to manage her career as a Chartered Professional Accountant with Baker Tilly SNT LLP (formerly Collins Barrow), teach at Cambrian College and Laurentian University, be a mother to three boys, and volunteer on various committees and clubs as well as mentor young women entering the accounting field.
LeBreton has always been a hard worker, and has always been ambitious in achieving her professional goals while she maintains a humbled character, focused on assisting numerous initiatives within the community succeed and thrive.
She graduated from both Cambrian College and Laurentian University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, as well as a Chartered Professional Accountants designation. LeBreton started with Collins Barrow in 1993, and became a partner in 2011.
She is passionate about helping others to achieve success, and this ambition has been a leading cause to her success in working with a variety of clients over the years. She is committed to helping people grow and reach their full potential and this is evident in her personality and charisma.
LeBreton has participated in various community projects as a volunteer and is currently a board member of the Sudbury Community Foundation and the treasurer for BPW Greater Sudbury.
Past volunteer roles include being a coach for Social Enterprise Development through Innoweave, a member of the Regional Grant Committee through the Starter Company Regional Grant Committee, a volunteer judge for FedNor Youth Business Plan Challenge, and a parent representative for the Joe Macdonald Youth Football League and the Sudbury Junior Varsity Gladiators.
“Joanne is always eager to contribute her time to help others succeed. She has been a tremendous force in the community and behind the growth and sustainability of BPW Greater Sudbury," said Marianne Matichuk, president of BPW Greater Sudbury.
"Her mentorship of young women and her contributions are incredibly valued."
Honouring and recognizing women like LeBreton who find time to go above and beyond to help others find success is what BPW Greater Sudbury aims to acknowledge and celebrate.
LeBreton has demonstrated her abilities as an ambitious and kind person who is able to affect the lives of the people around her in a positive and meaningful way.