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

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South Surrey's Hanne Madsen has been named to the Diversity 50 database.
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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.


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