Michele Tessier: Only the third woman to ever command a Canadian naval warship. Inspiring leadership a role model for today’s youth. Small-town Newfoundland girl turned dedicated Canadian Naval Officer for the past 24+ years. She thrives on encouraging and inspiring others – especially women and youth – to take a chance and “just give it a try”. She has spoken about women, values-based leadership, pursuing dreams – and the Arctic – to schools, post-secondary institutions, interest groups, and industry across Canada and in other countries. Michele Tessier is a role model for today’s youth and we are very pleased to have her on Gale Force Wins.