Alpha Female Friday – Annik Blanchard

Every Friday I am going to feature a woman that I adore. They exude all the qualities of an Alpha Female and I want to dig into their lives to get some nuggets of knowledge to help us all live happier, healthier lives balancing life & work. For other episodes go here!

Definition of an Alpha Female

An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony.

She is the brightest star in her constellation.  When an Alpha Female stays true to their authentic selves and their missions they shine.  An Alpha Female puts herself first because she deserves self-care and love. She knows that work/life harmony is found by staying true to your priorities and what makes you happy. She is never complacent about striving for better and nurtures relationships with all the people in her life.

Meet Annik Blanchard!

Chartered Professional Accountant by day, Super Mom by night, and Alpha Female year-round. For more than 17 years, Annik Blanchard has proudly served not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and private owner-managed businesses to keep their accounting in order, and in 2017, she was admitted to the partnership at BDO Canada LLP. Due to her passion of accounting and auditing, she currently volunteers as an Audit Committee member for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee for the Girl Guides of Canada and with CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy program. To top it off, she was recognized as one of the 2018 Forty Under 40 recipients organized by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.

When the clock strikes 5, she returns home to her husband and tackles her duties as supermom to three kids (aged 12, 11 and 8) and a furry mom to 3 dogs. When not working or volunteering, Annik likes to spend time with her family, read (which she recently started doing again), work out, play board games, listen to podcasts (The Alpha Female Podcast is one of them!) and go camping.

The fine balance between all her hobbies and responsibilities means she emphasizes self-care to ensure sanity is maintained. Motivating the family to eat well and working out together is one of her key pillars of self-care.

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