Victoria MacDonald

Chief People Officer, WE

Victoria MacDonald’s story of how she came to WE includes an epiphany and an emotional phone call. One half of a consulting firm with her husband that specialized in Interim HR support, she originally joined WE on a six-month part-time contract. She thought WE would be just another client. But halfway through her contract she was hooked.

“I was standing in the parking lot and I called the executive who’d brought me on. I was actually quite emotional because it was such an epiphany. I told him that I wanted to stay at WE and be part of this amazing movement. I was grateful when he said ‘yes.’ I am so happy I made that phone call.

“It meant stepping away from the consulting role but my husband knew that I was hooked on WE.”

Before arriving at WE, Victoria spent a decade working with industry-leading multinational pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca Canada and Takeda Canada. These organizations earned recognition for their workplace culture and employee engagement. Later, she joined smaller, Canadian-technology based entrepreneurial firms—Marketwired/Sysomos, and Flight Network—to develop their foundational people management strategies to allow these organization to see tremendous growth.

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