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Masco Canada Director named to Women Executive Network's (WXN) 2021 list of Canada's Most Powerful Women

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TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2021 /CNW/ - Lindsay Barber, Masco Canada's Director of Product Management, has been named a winner of the 2021 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards released by Women's Executive Network (WXN) along with Presenting Partners KPMG and Mercedes-Benz Canada today. The award recognizes 105 outstanding women across Canada who advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow's leaders.

Lindsay Barber, Director of Product Management, Masco Canada (CNW Group/Masco Canada Ltd.)
Lindsay Barber, Director of Product Management, Masco Canada (CNW Group/Masco Canada Ltd.)

Lindsay joined Masco Canada in 2002 in the customer service department based in St Thomas, Ontario, where her role evolved into several progressive positions within forecasting, analytics and sales, leading some of Masco's largest retail customers. After being identified as top talent for Masco Canada, Lindsay's exceptional performance saw her tasked with forming a new vision to run Masco's plumbing portfolio as Director of Product Management in 2019.

"Lindsay's keen intellect and passion for business, coupled with her tenacity and bold sense of courage sets her apart. She is a true leader, inspiring others and consistently conducting herself with grace and courage. We couldn't be prouder to celebrate her incredibly well-deserved achievement in making WXN's 2021 list of Canada's most powerful women", says Erika Karch, Vice President, Marketing, Retail Sales, Ecommerce at Masco Canada.

"I am grateful for the support that has been offered to me throughout my 22 years with Masco. It is my hope that I can also help encourage and develop women in our organization and industry to achieve their goals. I am inspired by the work that our organization has been doing around creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, and look forward to supporting ongoing initiatives like our EmpowHER women's network."

Lindsay can not only offer a broad perspective on her role as a leader at Masco, but also in her community. Having founded "Believe Army" in 2011 to raise awareness for ALS, Lindsay's leadership efforts have raised over $1 million for the cause. Lindsay is also an engaged committee member for the Hospice of Elgin and sits on the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating Women's Network committee.

Masco Supports and Fosters Female Employees with EmpowHer Network

Masco Canada's support for elevating women spans beyond its submission of Ms. Barber's award nomination. The company launched its EmpowHer Network – an internal initiative dedicated to empowering women within the organization. Launched in 2021, the female-led network organizes monthly events covering topics including work, career, health and wellbeing and is a resource available to female employees at all levels. The network serves as a space for embracing diversity, peer learning, growth and championing women to tap into their full potential - both personally and professionally.

The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the winners selected by WXN's Diversity Council of Canada. Past award winners include some of Canada's most iconic women: The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman elected to the House of Commons; Melissa Grelo, co-host of CTV's The Social; Dr. Shawna Pandya, scientist-astronaut candidate; Michele Romanow, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist; and Susan Aglukark, award-winning musician.

WXN's Top 100 Awards Program includes a virtual two-day Leadership Summit and Gala on November 24 and 25. Visit https://wxnetwork.com/page/2021Top100AwardsProgram for event details and tickets. For a full list of winners, please visit: Top 100 Award Winners 2021 - WXN (wxnetwork.com)

About Masco Canada Limited

Masco Canada Ltd. is the Canadian division of Masco Corporation and represents numerous brands including: Hansgrohe®, Delta®, BrassCraft®, Brizo®, Delta® Commercial, Peerless, Axor, Master Plumber®, Mirolin, PlumbShop® and Waltec®. Masco Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family. Masco delivers exceptionally crafted, stylish products including: faucets, kitchen and bath cabinets, architectural coatings (paints and stains), bath and shower units, spas and hot tubs, showering and plumbing specialties, windows and other hardware.

About WXN

Women's Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, is North America's #1 and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN operates in Canada and the U.S.

SOURCE Masco Canada Ltd.


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