Canada: Fuel Your Life With Passion, And The Road To Success Is An Easy Ride
Last Updated: March 25 2015

From March 6-19, Collins Barrow is highlighting the excellence and achievements of several women who strive towards creating value; breaking equality barriers and empowering others.

International Women's Day celebrates the women who make it happen all around the world. Our women make it happen every day. Collins Barrow believes in a workplace environment that fosters the careers of Canadian women. Over the past 20 years, the accounting industry has seen a positive shift in the attitudes towards female advancement. At Collins Barrow, we already have a higher percentage of women partners than the industry norm—and growing. Meet Leena.

For the past five years, Leena has been the leader of the Management Advisory Services practice and the Government and Public Sector Advisory Services practice at Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP. Her extensive tax experience has led Leena to successfully strategize, execute and manage projects in both public and private sector industries including various levels of government, not-for-profit organizations, mid-sized enterprises and multi-national organizations. With her strong project management skills and dedication to value, Leena continues to assist clients in strengthening their goals, improve business processes and meet their strategic objectives. Leena is an active member of the Baker Tilly International, North American Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee where she helps clients achieve value through borderless advice and provides access to the world through the BTI network.

As a mother and a professional, Leena is a strong believer that our children are future leaders and actively strives to provide support for organizations that teach and shape lives through education, sports and life skills initiatives. A firm believer in continuous development, Leena empowers youth with this  message of motivation: Always stay true to yourself, believe in yourself and follow your dream with integrity. Do not be afraid to take a calculated risk to achieve your goals.

Every year, Leena also attends and contributes towards the fundraisers, charity events, auctions and galas coordinated by the Canadian Cancer Society and Ottawa Hospital. First hand experiences with the disease have led Leena to directly serve towards the goal of beating cancer and healing lives.

"The women and men of Collins Barrow are trusted partners and expert guides because we diligently work towards identifying the issues we need to overcome to strengthen business processes and solutions to success with passion. When you are passionate about what you do and follow your dreams with integrity, the calculated risks you take will lead you to achieving your own personal success and client goals," says Leena.

Did you know: If Leena could speak with one great woman in history, it would be Maya Angelou. By standing up for what she believed in and what was important to her in the areas of civil rights, the arts and women's rights while maintaining her integrity, Maya's legacy is an inspiration to Leena on a daily basis.  

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