CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Monique French wins prestigious Wequal Award

Monique French, Chief Credit Officer at CIBC FirstCaribbean is the winner of the 2021 We Qual Award.

She aced 24 female executives of some of the biggest companies in the Americas identified as having the leadership traits for top-level executive management positions. She was one of three finalists in the Finance category in this year’s award, a first for the Caribbean.

The WeQual Awards ( ) recognised outstanding women in senior roles. With a mission to tackle the slow progress in appointing women to executive positions, the organization aims to make businesses more inclusive by identifying exceptional women executives and address the gender imbalance across the world’s executive committees.

Katie Litchfield, Founder and CEO of WeQual Awards, devised the new platform which calls for women senior executives to build their case as to why they deserve to be appointed to the executive committee.

Nigel Holness, Managing Director of CIBC FirstCaribbean congratulated Ms. French “on her achievements in advancing the contribution and recognition of women in finance as well as women in Jamaica and across the Caribbean.”