Aisha Topsakal


As a senior university administrator, Aisha has spent a decade listening to the concerns and ambitions of high achieving millennials and Gen Z. At the McGill Faculty of Law, she provided academic and career support to hundreds of law students and graduates in her role as Assistant Dean, Student Life & Learning. She is currently Director of Administration in Concordia University’s Office of the President.

A lawyer by training, Aisha held private sector and non-profit roles in Egypt, Italy, Switzerland and the UK before settling in her hometown of Montreal. Her work has included launching public legal information campaigns, business development for an education company and assisting asylum seekers. Aisha holds civil and common law degrees from McGill University and a Master in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. A member of the Quebec Bar since 2004, she is Vice-President of the Mile End Legal Clinic, which promotes access to justice by providing legal assistance to those in need.

Aisha has been inspired to change today’s workplace ever since researching how we undervalue domestic work while writing her Master’s thesis on the protection of international migrant domestic workers.