Diversity 50 selection ‘quite an honour’ for South Surrey woman

South Surrey
South Surrey's Hanne Madsen has been named to the Diversity 50 database.
— image credit: Contributed photo

A South Surrey woman whose family founded DanFoss Couriers and Freight 45 years ago has been selected for a resource list aimed at helping directors and search firms that are seeking board members.

Hanne Madsen said the Diversity 50 database is a new effort by the Canadian Board Diversity Council to provide a resource of pre-screened, board-ready candidates for directors and search firms looking beyond their own networks.

The 50 men and women on the list have “strong competencies that align with the requirements of many Canadian boards,” Madsen said.

Candidates were selected based on their knowledge, skills and behaviour, with an aim to encouraging diversity on boards.

Madsen said she jumped at the opportunity to be on the list.

It is “very much an opportunity to open some doors, to get in front of directors… boards that you might not otherwise have the opportunity to.”

Madsen managed DanFoss Couriers and Freight for 24 years prior to its sale in 2010.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Couple evicted after decade in South Surrey woods
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
Election 2014: Retiring White Rock politician still aims ‘to make a lot of noise’
Election 2014: White Rock mayoral candidate likens TV debate to ambush
Wind storm knocks out power for thousands on Peninsula
New bus layover yields more complaints
Storm knocked out power in parts of southwest B.C., delayed ferries
Local charity joins fight against Ebola

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.