Military Leaders Recognized As International Role Models

Canada Company congratulates three military leaders recognized at the Women's Executive Network's 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Company congratulates three military leaders recognized Wednesday at the Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Captain[N] Jill Marrack from Quebec and Lieutenant Colonel Krista Brodie from Alberta were awarded in the Public Sector Leaders category and Major Eleanor Taylor from Alberta was awarded in the Glencore Trailblazers and Trendsetters category. Canada Company nominated the three women from the Department of National Defence for WXN's awards and hosted a celebratory reception for them yesterday.

"Captain[N] Marrack, Lieutenant Colonel Brodie and Major Taylor epitomize the word 'leader'. They are international role models, inspiring girls both at home and abroad to be leaders and to serve their country," said Blake C. Goldring, Chairman of Canada Company and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AGF Management Limited. "Canada Company congratulates these women for their outstanding achievements and applauds the Women's Executive Network for recognizing the amazing contributions that Canadian women make in today's military."

WXN's Awards, themed "What Glass Ceiling?", recognized Canada's Top 100 women to an audience of over 1,100 attendees Wednesday evening at a Gala Dinner. These Awards celebrated and highlighted the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. This year the Awards saw an increase of representatives in sectors where female leadership is traditionally absent, including the military.

About Canada Company

Canada Company is a federally registered charity created in 2006 which brings community leaders from across Canada together to support members of our Military in the work that they do at home and abroad. The organization is non-partisan and is an advocate for Canadians who serve, or wish to serve, in the Canadian Armed Forces - regular and reserve - and their families, ensuring that they receive the widest possible support, recognition and care. Canada Company's motto is Many Ways To Serve. Visit www.canadacompany.ca

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