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Here Are The 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women


WXN 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women:Once again the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) unveiled the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, WXN Owner & CEO, Sherri Stevens said, “The purpose of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards is about celebration and inspiration. By recognizing a community of now 939 remarkable women, we get the opportunity to look back, appreciate the hard work it took to get here and show the next generation of leaders what’s possible.”

The gala featured a keynote presentation by Stacey Allaster, Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee,USTA Chief Executive for Professional Tennis and Former WTA Chairman & CEO. WXN also welcomed back Anne‐Marie Mediwake, Co-­‐Host of Your Morning, as emcee for the evening.

WXN’s 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners by category:

BMO ARTS & COMMUNICATIONS

  • Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News, Bell Media – ON
  • Tasha Kheiriddin, Host, Host, AM640, Corus Entertainment – ON
  • Lainey Lui, Co-host, The Social; Reporter, Etalk, Bell Media – ON
  • Natalie Osborne, Chief Strategy Officer, 9 Story Media Group – ON
  • Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV – BC

RBC CHAMPIONS

  • Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President & CEO, Digital Nova Scotia – NS
  • Karina Briño, President & CEO, Mining Association of British Columbia – BC
  • Dr. Beatrix Dart, Professor of Strategic Management & Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management – ON
  • Julie Delahanty, Executive Director, Oxfam Canada – ON
  • Patricia Karen Gagic, Artist, Author & CFO, Hamilton Vein Clinic– ON
  • Anne Giardini, Chancellor, Simon Fraser University – BC Shannon MacDonald, Vice Chair & Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte LLP – ON
  • Kerri-Ann Santaguida, VP & General Manager of Merchant Services, American Express Canad

ACCENTURE CORPORATE DIRECTORS

  • Judith Athaide, President & CEO, The Cogent Group Inc. – AB
  • Penny Lipsett, Vice-Chair, Liquor Control Board of Ontario – ON
  • Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board, Transcontinental Inc. – QC
  • Sian Matthews, Chair, Canada Post; Corporate Director, Tricon Capital Group; Cidel Bank Canada; The Calgary Foundation – AB
  • Kathleen O’Neill, Corporate Director, ARC Resources Ltd.; Cadillac Fairview Ltd.; Finning International Inc.; Invesco Canada Funds; Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan – ON
  • Sherry Peister, Board Chair, Green Shield Canada – ON
  • Kathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board, RBC – ON

SCOTIABANK CORPORATE EXECUTIVES

  • Desiree Bombenon, President & CEO, SureCall Contact Centers Ltd. – AB
  • Manon Brouillette, President & CEO, Vidéotron – QC
  • Susan Brown, SVP, Alberta/NWT Division and Women’s Market, BMO Bank of Montreal – AB
  • Gail Edwards, CFO, The Minto Group – ON
  • Andrea Fiederer, EVP & CMO, goeasy Ltd. – AB Laura Gainey, SVP, Service & Operations, Insurance, RBC – ON
  • Joy Grahek, General Counsel, GFL Environmental Inc. – ON
  • Lori Grant, President, Klick Inc. – ON
  • Cynthia Hansen, President, Gas Distribution & Power, Enbridge – ON
  • Karen Hardie, VP, Global Sales, Rocky Mountaineer – BC
  • Marian Lawson, EVP, Global Financial Institutions & Transaction Banking, Scotiabank – ON
  • Viki Lazaris, COO, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Financial Group – ON
  • Shelley Martin, President & CEO, Nestlé Canada – ON
  • Kathy McGarrigle, COO, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union – BC

SCOTIABANK CORPORATE EXECUTIVES

  • Desiree Bombenon, President & CEO, SureCall Contact Centers Ltd. – AB
  • Manon Brouillette, President & CEO, Vidéotron – QC
  • Susan Brown, SVP, Alberta/NWT Division and Women’s Market, BMO Bank of Montreal – AB
  • Gail Edwards, CFO, The Minto Group – ON
  • Andrea Fiederer, EVP & CMO, goeasy Ltd. – AB
  • Laura Gainey, SVP, Service & Operations, Insurance, RBC – ON
  • Joy Grahek, General Counsel, GFL Environmental Inc. – ON
  • Lori Grant, President, Klick Inc. – ON
  • Cynthia Hansen, President, Gas Distribution & Power, Enbridge – ON
  • Karen Hardie, VP, Global Sales, Rocky Mountaineer – BC
  • Marian Lawson, EVP, Global Financial Institutions & Transaction Banking, Scotiabank – ON
  • Viki Lazaris, COO, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Financial Group – ON
  • Shelley Martin, President & CEO, Nestlé Canada – ON
  • Kathy McGarrigle, COO, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union – BC

CIBC ENTREPRENEURS

  • Christiane Germain, Co-Founder & Co-President, Group Germain Hotels – QC
  • Mandy Rennehan, Founder & CEO, Freshco – ON
  • Shannon Rogers, President & General Counsel, Global Relay Communications – BC
  • Geeta Sankappanavar, Co-Founder, President & COO, Grafton Asset Management – AB
  • Elen Steinberg, President & CEO, SPP Marketing Services Inc. & Real Style Network Inc. – ON
  • Joyce Usher-Mesiano, President & Partner, National Brokers Insurance Services Inc. – ON
  • Anne Whelan, President & CEO, Seafair Capital Inc. – NL

TELUS FUTURE LEADERS

  • Shereen Anis, CEO, Kid Koder’z City Inc. – ON
  • Amélie T. Gouin, Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP – QC
  • Sarah Jacobs Barrs, Director, Events, Klick Inc. – ON
  • Véronique Jacques, Combat Engineer Officer, Canadian Armed Forces – QC
  • Amanda Khan, Medical Student, The University of Toronto, MD/PhD Program – ON
  • Bailey Parnell, Founder & CEO, SkillsCamp – ON

KPMG PROFESSIONALS

  • Sara L. Austin, Founder & President/CEO, Children First Canada – AB
  • Georgina Black, Partner & National Industry Leader, Health & Life Sciences, KPMG LLP – ON
  • Samantha Horn, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP – ON
  • Melissa Kennedy, EVP & Chief Legal Officer and Public Affairs, Sun Life Financial – ON
  • Petra Kuret, Office Managing Director, Accenture – BC
  • Valerie Mann, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP – BC
  • Carol Pennycook, Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, – ON
  • Sarah Qadeer, General Counsel, Home Depot of Canada Inc. – ON
  • Cheryl Reicin, Partner, Torys LLP – ON
  • Tracey Riley, Managing Partner, Assurance, Canada, Asia-Pacific & Americas, PwC Canada – ON
  • Sylvie Rodrigue, Partner & Head of Torys’ Montreal Office, Torys LLP – ON
  • Claudia Thompson, Managing Director, Accenture – ON
  • Karen Werger, Partner, Toronto Marketplace Leader, Financial Advisory & National Leader, Professional & Business Services Sector, Deloitte LLP – ON

PWC PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS

  • Yaprak Baltacioğlu, Secretary of the Treasury Board, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat – ON
  • Marilynn Booth, Dean, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies – ON
  • Ann Buller, President & CEO, Centennial College – ON
  • Lise Croteau, EVP & CFO, Hydro-Québec – QC
  • Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation – BC
  • Dr. Erin Kelly, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate & Strategic Planning, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories – NT
  • Kathy Kinloch, President, British Columbia Institute of Technology – BC
  • Tracy Kitch, President & CEO, IWK Health Centre – NS
  • Dr. Dru Marshall, Provost and VP (Academic), University of Calgary – AB
  • Wendy Montgomery, VP, Lottery Marketing & Sales, OLG – ON
  • Mary Traversy, COO, Canada Post Corporation – ON
  • Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada – ON
  • Penny Wyger, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Liquor Control Board of Ontario – ON

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL TRAILBLAZERS & TRENDSETTERS

  • Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima, Co-Founder & CEO, Amika Mobile Corporation – ON
  • Dianne Carmichael, Managing Director, Health Innovation & Ventures, MaRS Discovery District; CEO, Carmichael Worldwide Inc. – ON
  • Dr. Imogen Coe, Dean, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University – ON
  • Andrea Cohen Barrack, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation – ON
  • Natalie Dakers, President & CEO, Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator – BC
  • Dr. Ann Dale, Professor, Trudeau Fellow Alumna, Canada Research Chair (2004-2014), Royal Roads University – BC
  • Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Mental Health Initiative, Bell – ON
  • Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Professor, Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Prairie NSERC Chair, Women in Science and Engineering, The University of Manitoba – MB
  • Inez Jabalpurwala, President & CEO, Brain Canada Foundation – QC
  • Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, Professor, Medicine & Community Health Sciences; Director Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, The University of Manitoba – MB
  • Dr. Linda Maxwell, Founder and Managing Director, Biomedical Zone, Ryerson University – ON Sandra Oldfield, President & CEO, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards – BC
  • Nathalie Tessier, Canadian Managing Partner, Audit, Deloitte LLP – QC
  • Natasha Walji, Head of Industry, Branded Apparel, Google – ON Lt.-Gen. Christine Whitecross, Lieutenant-General, Canadian Forces – ON

WXN HALL OF FAME

  • Lisa Borsook, Executive Partner, WeirFoulds LLP – ON
  • Shauneen Bruder, EVP, Operations, Personal and Commercial Banking, RBC – ON
  • Debby Carreau, CEO & Founder, Inspired HR Ltd. – AB
  • Karen Flavelle, CEO, Purdys Chocolatier – BC Allison Grafton, President & Partner, Rockwood Custom Homes – AB
  • Dana Hayden, President, Hayden Consulting Services – BC
  • Roberta Jamieson, President & CEO, Indspire – ON
  • Catherine Karakatsanis, COO, Morrison Hershfield Group Inc. – ON
  • Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, CEO, Absolute Spa Group / Crew Management Ltd. – BC
  • Janice McDonald, President, The Beacon Agency – ON Benita Warmbold, Senior Managing Director & CFO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board – ON

Some photos from the night are here.

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