Tory demonstrates the power of innovation and active sponsorship in
advancing women and diverse groups
TORONTO, June 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Catalyst Canada announced today that it
will honour Jennifer Tory, RBC's Regional President of Greater Toronto,
for her ongoing contributions to advancing women in business. Ms. Tory
has been instrumental in the advancement of women and other diverse
groups at RBC — where diversity is a long-standing core value. The
annual Catalyst Canada Honours recognize exceptional individuals who
have demonstrated commitment, passion and results through their
championship of women's advancement in Canadian business.
"We believe that empowering women is both a business imperative and the
right thing to do. Jennifer is a true thought leader who understands
that to serve the market, you need to hire the market," said Gordon M.
Nixon, President and CEO, RBC. "Jennifer has the ability to spot
potential early and has personally mentored and sponsored many women
and visible minority leaders at RBC. She has been a forerunner and
champion of active sponsorship and has helped our business develop the
full potential of our diverse talent."
A member of RBC's Diversity Leadership Council, chaired by Mr. Nixon,
Ms. Tory's innovative approaches have been successful in advancing
high-potential women and visible minorities as part of her overall
strategy of cultivating talent for results. She has restructured
regional market leadership roles to create additional development
opportunities and built a robust pipeline of representative leaders by
making it a personal goal to select five junior diverse employees to
proactively develop and mentor each year. A champion and sponsor of
diversity throughout her 30-plus year career, Ms. Tory has also
introduced several strategic learning opportunities by supporting
participation on external boards, committees and special programs for
women and minorities, and by exposing talent to varied work
Ms. Tory's commitment to advancing women and diversity extends beyond
her role at the bank into the community, with her work on the Boards of
the Toronto International Film Festival and the Toronto Board of Trade,
and as the Chair of the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation's Capital
Ms. Tory will be honoured for her commitment to advancing women and
diversity at The Catalyst Canada Honours dinner on Tuesday, October 18,
2011 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate
under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as
measured by assets and market capitalization, and among the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North
America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide
personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance,
corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on
a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time
employees who serve close to 16 million personal, business, public
sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S.
and 56 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
ABOUT THE CATALYST CANADA HONOURS
The Catalyst Canada Honours celebrates champions of women in Canadian business. Recognizing that
what's good for women is good for business, these exceptional
individuals are personally and visibly committed to the advancement of
women and serve as powerful role models for Canadian corporate leaders.
For further information:
Georgia Maxwell, RBC Corporate Communications, (416) 974-0833