TORONTO--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2013) - On International Women's Day, March 8th, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) opens Nominations for its annual Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. What began 11 years ago as a means to celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in leadership roles has today become the country's premier Awards for recognizing remarkable women.
"International Women's Day reminds us that we need to applaud the achievements of women in Canada," said WXN Founder, Pamela Jeffery. "Women are a powerful part of the workforce and the economy. Yet despite some progress, we are still underrepresented at the top of organizations. We must continue to strive to break the glass ceiling."
Nominations open on March 8 for the 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, honouring female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Top 100 Nominations are open to the public. This is a great opportunity for Canadian organizations and individuals to shine a national spotlight on remarkable women. To date, 653 female leaders have been recognized with the Top 100 Award and each recipient is selected by an independent advisory board. Please visit top100women.ca to view the online Nominations form and for additional information.
Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards are co-presented by Scotiabank and KPMG.
About the Women's Executive Network
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 18,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our Partners and Corporate Members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.
In 2012, WXN Founder, Pamela Jeffery was named the only Canadian resident to Fast Company's 2012 League of Extraordinary Women, in the leadership category. In its inaugural year, the League of Extraordinary Women recognized 60 women from the world's largest companies, innovative start-ups, philanthropic organizations, government and arts for their dedication to changing the lives of women and girls everywhere. WXN is the only Canadian-based organization on the list. Other Charter members include Hilary Clinton and Melinda Gates.
As individuals, we can inspire and be inspired. To our community of members and Partners, we thank you for inspiring WXN to lead.