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Meet with Mrs. Sophie Lapierre, director

Mrs. Sophie Lapierre has been a director on the Board of Directors of the Val-d’Or Industrial Development Corporation since 2021.


She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UQAT and is a member of the Institut Québécois de Planification Financière.

She is currently a Private Banker with National Bank Private Management 1859.

In her career, in her role as an administrator as well as in her vision of industrial development in Val-d’Or, she believes in listening, mutual aid and teamwork are at the heart of success.

According to Mrs. Lapierre, it is by working together towards a common goal, while taking into consideration all the issues, strengths and territorial and collective potential, that we will transform challenges into opportunities, creating a very encouraging economic future for Val-d’Or.

In her vision of Val-d’Or’s industrial development, Sophie relies on union and synergy to go further, more efficiently and in a more structured manner.  Working together requires humility and the willingness to step out of one’s comfort zone.  Her wish is to see a greater diversity of genders, cultures, and ages within the organization’s Board.  Giving a voice to women, communities and youth is essential for diversity of opinion, ideas, and opportunities for all.  Respect for differences of opinion is essential for change and evolution.

She sites an example: “Younger generations have different ideas about work in general, if only because they advocate a quality of life outside of work compared to some generations for whom 40-60 hours of work per week and 4 weeks of vacation are essential for professional performance. These generations allow us to see situations from other angles and sharpen our sense of analysis.”

Sitting on the Board of Directors of the CDIVD is one way to have a positive impact on the lives of the people here and to give back to the community.  It allows her to work and reflect on the challenges of today and tomorrow with her partners and colleagues who care about their city and the development of their community.

To be involved in the CDIVD is to put oneself at the service of others and future generations.  It is a role that Ms. Lapierre takes on with pride.

Mrs. Lapierre is the person everyone wants on their team. Serious, open-minded and a great listener, she is eager to understand the fine mechanics of our local and regional industrial sectors.

Jean-Yves Poitras, industrial commissioner