Founder, President and Board Chair, Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI)

Founder, President and Board Chair, Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI)

WBHI is the global foundation raising money for research and education to combat women’s aging brain disorders. While serving as Founder and Chair of Women of Baycrest, Ms. Posluns recognized the need to raise awareness and funds beyond her Canadian home town of Toronto to help women stay brain healthy longer. Ms. Poslun’s passion and commitment for the cause now continues on a worldwide basis supporting worthy institutions that want to combat this impending crisis.

Since graduating from the University of Toronto with an undergraduate degree in Commerce & Finance, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Ms. Poslun has held a number of positions within the Retail and Fashion industries, including President of Fairweather and Managing Partner of Canadian clothing designer Joeffer Caoc. Ms. Poslun is currently Managing Director of Cedarpoint Investments Inc., a private equity and alternative investments firm based in Toronto.

Ms. Poslun’s other community involvements have included Director, Baycrest Centre Foundation, Director, Toronto Fashion Incubator, Trusteeship Council, Koffler Centre of the Arts and Founding Member, Invest in Research Program, Princess Margaret Hospital. Fundraising campaigns include Baycrest, University of Western Ontario, Toronto Fashion Incubator, Princess Margaret Hospital, Israel Cancer Research Fund, and United Jewish Appeal, raising millions of dollars for these and other worthy causes. In 2010 Lynn won the Baycrest Award for Foundation Leadership and in 2012 received an ICRF Women of Action award for Philanthropy. Ms. Poslun also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding leadership at Baycrest and her vision for launching the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. In 2012, Ms. Poslun was the recipient of WXN’s prestigious “Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” Award, which celebrates the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and in 2015 Ms. Poslun received a Top 10 High Achieving Women award for Social Impact from the Rotman School of Management.

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