The Honest Talk

Katie Taylor

Episode Summary

“The notion that I’d someday be doing all the things that I am doing is almost unbelievable when you think about where I started.” – Katie Taylor Katie Taylor is recognized as one of the most influential women in corporate Canada. She is the Chair of the Board at RBC and the first woman to hold this role at a major Canadian bank. In Katie’s remarkable professional journey, she has served as the President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and has been a member of several boards including The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and SickKids Foundation. Katie has received numerous awards including the Order of Canada. In this episode of The Honest Talk, Jen and Catherine speak with Katie Taylor about women’s underrepresentation on corporate boards and what needs to be done to break the barrier. She also talks about recognizing and seizing opportunities when they come. As a successful corporate leader and the mother of three children, Katie shares insights on how she manages her work-life balance. Katie also discusses her partner’s role in her life and the importance of investing in one’s own future. Last but not least, she offers important advice to THT listeners about deciding for yourself, and not for others.