A woman of influence, Yvette Bonny has demonstrated great humanism, extraordinary dedication and unwavering determination throughout her life. When she came to Canada from Haiti in the 1960s to continue her studies, this pediatrician-hematologist and professor at the UniversitÚ de MontrÚal began her career at a time when it was rare to see a woman from a visible minority group become established as a doctor. She became known, among other things, for performing the first bone marrow transplant on a child in Quebec. But more than that, she is a role model within the Haitian community and for young Black women in Quebec. Always pursuing her dream that her actions have a dynamic ripple effect, she volunteers to fight against poverty and encourage young Haitian immigrants to stay in school.