Calgary winners in Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 honoured



    Local trailblazers on leading in turbulent times

    CALGARY, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - Women's Executive Network (WXN)(TM) will honour
local winners of the 2008 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100(TM) at a
summit and gala awards luncheon at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on
Wednesday.
    Joanne Cuthbertson, Chancellor of the University of Calgary, will give
the luncheon keynote address. For a full list of 2008 winners and the summit
agenda, including speaker biographies, visit www.wxnetwork.com.
    "We are currently facing uncertain economic times," stated Women's
Executive Network Founder Pamela Jeffery. "But at WXN, we are seeing that
women remain committed to ongoing professional development and moving their
careers forward - perhaps now more than ever. I believe this is partially due
to the inspiration of the amazing women we are honouring today."
    WXN will provide a half-day of concentrated professional development at
this year's summit. The awards luncheon will celebrate the achievements of the
most influential women in Canada, with a special focus on winners in Calgary.
    A special panel on "Leading in Turbulent Times" will feature Monica
Zurowski, Managing Editor, The Calgary Herald, moderating a discussion with
winners Cathy Williams, Managing Director, Options Capital Limited; Jennifer
Hatfield, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary; and Mary Rozsa de
Coquet, Chair, Calgary Arts Development Authority.
    Partners of the Calgary Top 100 summit include TransCanada, TELUS,
Transcontinental and Scotiabank Group.

    The Women's Executive Network (WXN) is Canada's most influential female
audience and the country's leading organization dedicated to the advancement
and recognition of executive-minded women in the workplace. Since 1997, WXN
has expanded rapidly to meet the needs of the growing number of female
managers and executives across Canada. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in
Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of women leaders.





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For further information: For logistics, questions or to schedule an
interview: Ron Barry, (416) 361-1475, ext. 249, rbarry@thejefferygroup.com


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