TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE:
SLF) is pleased to announce that Mary De Paoli, Executive
Vice-President, Public & Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer,
and Isabelle Hudon, President of Sun Life Financial, Quebec, are
recipients of the Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2013 Canada's Most
Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. These Awards celebrate and highlight
the professional achievements of women across the country in the
private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
"Mary and Isabelle are dedicated and determined businesswomen who have
won the respect and admiration of both the business community and the
Sun Life family. Their passion, insight, knowledge and engagement are
all hallmarks of these exceptional leaders," said Dean Connor,
President & CEO, Sun Life Financial.
Mary De Paoli is accountable for brand, digital, marketing, philanthropy
and public and corporate affairs functions globally, and for leading
the company's focus on customers. Highly regarded as a dynamic and
inspirational leader, Mary joined Sun Life Financial in 1999, rising to
the role of Executive Vice-President in 2012. Previously, Mary steered
our Canadian Group Retirement Services division into the #1 market
share position, which Sun Life Financial has retained. She was named to
Canada's Top 40 under 40 in 2002 and chosen as Strategy Magazine's
Marketer of the Year in 2012.
Isabelle Hudon is the first to occupy the position of President, Sun
Life Financial, Quebec. She is responsible for shaping and leading our
ambitious growth strategy in Quebec. On top of championing ways to
increase the number of women on corporate boards as a member of the
Table des partenaires influents and the Advisory Council for Promoting
Women on Boards, she is also a board member at Hydro-Québec, Turquoise
Hill Resources, and Holt Renfrew Canada—all while leading Sun Life
Financial Quebec's 1800 employees.
"Both Mary and Isabelle are true industry leaders, serving as excellent
examples for women who aspire to leadership positions. It is a pleasure
to see these leaders recognized for their hard work and ongoing
commitment to our customers, employees and other stakeholders," said
This year's Top 100 Leadership Summit and Awards Gala hosted by WXN on
December 4 is appropriately themed "What Glass Ceiling?" Over 1,100
attendees will honour the 2013 Top 100 Award winners at the Gala dinner
where the keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Roberta Bondar, who
shattered the glass ceiling when she became the first Canadian female
astronaut and neurologist in space aboard NASA's 1992 space shuttle
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate
customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key
markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United
Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India,
China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of
September 30, 2013 the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total
assets under management of $590 billion. For more information please
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
Note to editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE: Sun Life Financial Inc.
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