Joy MacPhail, chair of the Adler University Board of Trustees, was honored this week as one of Business in Vancouver’s (BIV) 500 influential business leaders in British Columbia. She is among 13 recipients in the “Living Legends” category, and one of two women who have achieved the title this year. BC500 recognizes leaders who have a notable impact on the communities and economy of British Columbia. Members of the BC500 embody modern leadership, centered around inclusion, equity, and trust. The “Living Legends” category specifically recognizes those who have left their mark on British Columbia’s economy.
MacPhail is the owner of OUTtv, the world’s longest airing LGBTQ+ television network, creating a space of inclusion in the multi-media sphere. Additionally, MacPhail represented Vancouver-Hastings as an elected member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly and has been a strong advocate for housing affordability and social justice.
Earlier this year, MacPhail received the YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award by Business in Vancouver. Read more about MacPhail’s accomplishments and the other recipients on BC500’s website.