Ms. Stephenson served as Dean of the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario from 2003 until her retirement in September 2013. Prior to joining Ivey, Ms. Stephenson served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Lucent Technologies Canada from 1999 to 2003. She was a member of the Advisory Board of General Motors of Canada, Limited, a GM subsidiary, from 2005 to 2009. Ms. Stephenson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.
Ms. Stephenson also serves as a director at Ballard Power Systems, Inc., Intact Financial Corporation, Manitoba Telecom Services, and Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.