Rowena is equally passionate about the development of talent and determined to improve the dynamics of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion for women and underrepresented minorities. She has made significant contributions in this space as a former Board Member of Career Edge, and VP of Ascend Canada.
Since joining Sun Life in 2019, Rowena has earned numerous prestigious awards including Insurance Business Canada’s Leader of Change, Insurance Business' Global 100 and Insurance Business Canada’s Elite Women Award for two consecutive years. In 2020, Rowena was also awarded Canada’s Most Powerful Women Award among Executive Leaders by the Women Exchange Network (WXN) for her role in advancing the societal and professional landscape for future generations.
Prior to joining Sun Life, Rowena held a series of senior executive roles at TD Bank Group across retail distribution, wealth management, product development, data & analytics and control functions. Rowena holds a BA in Sociology and Economics from the University of Toronto where she has been recognized as a Top 50 alumnus.