The Great Women

Portrait Project



Each year, participants commit to publicly displaying

a new portrait of a female pioneer by Oct. 11th 

The International Day of the Girl




Dr. Alice Aiken, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Dalhousie University 

D.r Joy Armson, Prof Emeritus, Faculty of Health Dalhousie University

Elissa Barnard, Arts Columnist

Catherine Blewett, Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada, and

former Federal Deputy Minister of Economic Development & Innovation

Susan Bradfield

Susan Brissette, Founder & Principal Consultant, Wild Matriarch Inc.

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Dr. Margaret Casey, community leader, Order of Canada recipient

Martha Casey, Co-CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Julia Ying Napier Chiasson, Citadel High student, project inspiration

Lori Clark, CEO New Brunswick Power

Elizabeth Clarke, Board of Directors, Sunset Community

Rachnna Clavero, CEO, CANDU Owners Group

Shelley Clow, community leader

Carrie Cussons, President/CEO, Events East Group

NS Supreme Court judge Christine Doucet ,

Christine Hanson, CEO, diplomat, international lawyer

Anna Hounsell, Exec. Director, Bloom Wealth & Legacy Planning

Laura Kanaan, partner, MDW Law

Dr. Katharina Kieser, Gynecologic Oncologist, Nova Scotia Gynecologic Cancer Site Team Lead

Dr. Joanne Langley, Professor, Pediatrics, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University

Mary Lukeman, Retired Registered Nurse

Nancy MacCready-Williams, CEO, Doctors Nova Scotia

Ellen MacIntyre, Software Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin Canada

Dr. Jane McKay-Nesbitt, Chair, Women's Advisory Committee of Halifax

Lisa McBride, President, Women in Nuclear Canada

Kim McCrea, Communications Consultant

Leslie Manship, founding partner,  Excellence NB Association

Kim Milan, artist/scientist

Tara Miller, K.C,  partner, MDW Law

Crystal Murray, Editor In Chief, Saltscapes Magazine

Jo Napier,  Creator,  Great Women Portrait Project

Sara Napier, CEO, United Way Halifax 

Johanna Nesbitt, Branch Manager at CUA

Frances 'Poppy' Northcutt, NASA mission control pioneer/engineer

Cynthia Pilichos, coordinator, Anglican Church Women Board, Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Maureen Reid, President, BoardWorks Consulting Inc.

Rev. Dr. Helen Ryding

Sanofi, pharmaceutical industry leader 

Michele Sherman, Retired Regional Managing Partner - Atlantic Canada at Grant Thornton

Tracy Stuart, Co-Owner Caldera Distilling Inc., Olympian

Laurie Swami, President and CEO, Nuclear Waste Management Organization

Alex van der Valk, Graduate Student, University of Waterloo

Rumina Velshi, former President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Angela Walker, K.C., partner, MDW Law

Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada


Portrait (background):
Alexander Graham Bell on shoulder of wife, muse and business partner Mabel Hubbard Bell, the first woman to run an aviation company. (Oil on canvas, property of The Royal Bank of Canada, National Art Collection)
PORTRAIT PRINTS: Gallery of Great Women Portrait Subjects
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PORTRAIT INSPIRATION: Gallery of Potential Great Women Portait Subjects

Why hang Great Women portrait art? 

The Business Case for Great Women Art