Introducing this week’s Woman of the Week, Alexandra Alacchi!
When asked what leadership means to her, she says:
“Leadership is about stimulating growth through conversation. It isn’t about having all the right answers, but approaching issues with the courage and humility to engage with different opinions. While it’s important to be proactive by taking informed risks, it’s also important to be reactive – to listen with an open mind and to supplement the consequent evolution of your ideas with action. The leaders I admire are effective communicators who challenge their peers to think critically. They facilitate constructive and meaningful exchanges both within and between groups to build bridges and resolve conflicts. I sincerely believe that information is power, but if you hoard it you’re condemning both your team and your dream to failure.”
Alexandra is a 2L in the Faculty of Law! During her studies in Political Science, Alexandra developed a curiosity about the way the law governs the power dynamics between individuals, businesses, and institutions. This interest motivated Alexandra to seek out the mentorship of policy experts, public interest lawyers, and politicians through internships in cities around the world including Paris, New York, Geneva, and Ottawa. She serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of two political organizations and has been volunteering on political campaigns at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels since before she could vote. She looks forward to a career in corporate law in which she hopes to shatter the glass ceiling to smithereens.