Randstad Canada is proud to announce that Lara Speirs, Chief Legal Officer & EVP Public Affairs, has been awarded this year’s Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 (C-Suite Executive Category) by WXN (Women Executive Network). 

WXN (Women’s Executive Network) and its partners have unveiled the 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, recognizing 103 exceptional women across Canada who are making a transformational difference in their fields and actively shaping a more inclusive future, especially in underrepresented areas. WXN brings together remarkable women and men, creating opportunities to learn from each other, enrich careers and make a difference for female colleagues.  The WXN Top 100 Awards opens doors for women to achieve higher levels of excellence by proving that opportunities are increasing for female leaders to have an impact at the highest organizational levels.  

With a 25-year legal career spanning multiple industries, including HR services, financial institutions, and government (federal & provincial), Lara Speirs is a seasoned and trusted C-suite legal executive and an ICD-certified board member (Institute of Corporate Directors).

"It's no surprise for me to see Lara on this list, a remarkable female leader who’s a  creative force in the legal field" says Patrick Poulin, Managing Director for Randstad Canada. "Over the last decade, Lara has been instrumental in driving our organization's growth and innovation by anticipating changes to the legislative landscape that would impact our business, developing innovative and practical solutions, and being a staunch advocate for the staffing industry and its benefits to Canadian employers and talent. Lara is a role model for younger female professionals, she passionately champions purpose-driven work and corporate social responsibility, and maintains a long-standing commitment to ESG and equity, diversity, and inclusion."

In 2022, Lara was a finalist for the Canada Law Award for Female Trailblazer of the Year. She currently serves as President and executive board member of Women General Counsel Canada. She is an active member of the CD Howe Institute and sits on its Human Capital Council. She also acts as an independent advisor to the Board on governance issues for Club Jeunesse des Lacs Inc. Her previous board experience includes serving as the chair of the Randstad Charity Foundation, a board member of Side Launch Brewery, and former Chair of the HR Committee and board member of Boost Youth & Child Advocacy Centre.

The 2023 winners will be celebrated in person at the 21st annual Top 100 Awards Gala, hosted at the Fairmont Royal York Toronto on November 30.

About Randstad

Randstad is the world’s largest talent company and a partner of choice to clients. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities to people from all backgrounds and help them remain relevant in the rapidly changing world of work. We have a deep understanding of the labor market and help our clients to create the high-quality, diverse and agile workforces they need to succeed. Our 46,000 employees around the world make a positive impact on society by helping people to realize their true potential throughout their working life. For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Lara Speirs, please contact: Mélanie Thomas, Communications Manager, melanie.thomas@randstad.ca

About WXN 

WXN (Women’s Executive Network), a member-based organization, is North America’s #1 and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN operates in Canada and the U.S. For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Sherri Stevens, please contact: Garry Atkinson, Research & Analytics Manager gatkinson@wxnetwork.com.