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ATB VP named one of Canada’s most powerful women

Tevi Legge named one of the Women's Executive Network 2019 Canada's Most Powerful Women

By Erika Stark 22 November 2019 2 min read

Tevi Legge is no stranger to accolades. The Vice President of Strategy and Activation, Everyday Financial Services, has previously been named one of Lethbridge’s Top 40 under 40 as well as one of Alberta’s 60 She-Innovators, and she’s also an ATB President’s League winner, which represents the top one per cent of achievers among ATB team members. 

Her most recent recognition—being named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner—feels particularly special, largely due to the company she’s in.

Past Top 100 award winners include some of Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers including Margaret Atwood, best-selling author, Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications, and Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada. 

“I think that the common theme between all of us is the courage to do the right thing at the right time,” Legge said, noting that she gets goosebumps thinking about her name being among such a remarkable group of women. “It comes down to being bold and courageous, and not being afraid to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.”

Legge has worked for ATB for three years, and during that time has held roles across the company in Business & Agriculture, Transformation, and Everyday Financial Services (EFS). In her current role, Legge is responsible for bringing ATB’s strategy to life for EFS customers.

She is also the co-lead of ATB’s Ellevate team member network, an internal network that supports the advancement of women in the workplace. 

“What inspires me is the people I’m surrounded by,” said Legge. “We have such high calibre of team members at ATB that really want to do the right thing for our customers. And seeing our customers working so hard, too, inspires me to work really hard myself.”

Legge is a mom of three and is married to a man she calls her “biggest ally and advocate.” She is a senator at her alma mater, the University of Lethbridge, and every Christmas season, raises money and food for food banks in Southern Alberta through a campaign she helped organize called the Snowball Effect, where people who donate to the food bank “throw” a virtual snowball at their friends to encourage them to donate themselves. 

The list of Top 100 Winners pays tribute to the outstanding women across Canada who advocate for diversity in the workforce and inspire the next generation of leaders.

“All 110 winners exemplify power not through their standing or abilities, but rather through how they inspire, champion and empower others–which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements,”  said WXN CEO Sherri Stevens.

Legge says she is humbled to be joining this community of Canada’s most influential women leaders. 

“I feel a little bit overwhelmed, and I feel very humbled because there are just so many amazing women out there,” Legge said. 

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