Agnes Di Leonardi
Sym-Tech Dealer Services
Some people turn 60 and contemplate slowing down. Agnes
Di Leonardi began thinking about how older employees are often undervalued.
“That might be my new cause: ageism,” Di Leonardi said.
Those who know the lawyer and tireless volunteer will hardly be surprised. Even as she made her mark in the legal departments of Canadian automakers and now Sym-Tech Dealer Services of Thornhill, Ont., where she is general counsel, Di Leonardi has spent a lifetime advocating for the under-recognized.
In May, as she turned 60, Di Leonardi received an honorary doctorate from the University of Windsor. Like her Order of Canada award in 2018, the degree recognized her leadership in the auto sector and her work mentoring women business leaders through the global International Women’s Forum.
As president of Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues Canada, which brings together earlyto mid-career leaders from all sectors, her mentoring continues.