TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent
Business (CFIB) is pleased to note that its chair, Catherine Swift, has
been named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women in the Trailblazers and
Now in its tenth year, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) will present
Swift with her award at a special event tomorrow in Toronto. Each year,
WXN celebrates the professional achievements of women across the
country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
"I can't think of anyone more deserving of this prestigious honour than
Catherine Swift," said CFIB president Dan Kelly. "Catherine is an
inspiration, not only to women everywhere, but to everyone who has had
the opportunity to meet and work with her."
Throughout her career, Catherine has focused on advocating for positive
public policy changes for all entrepreneurs and has put special focus
on female small business owners. As CFIB president, Swift was one of
the first women in Canada to head a major business association. In
2011, Swift was named President of the International Small Business
Congress, a global body of small business organizations and advocacy
Away from the office, Swift has given her time to a number of charities
and is currently a board member of SOS Children's Villages Canada, an
organization that helps orphaned children.
"Catherine is a role model for all of us in courage and perseverance,"
added Kelly. "On behalf of all her CFIB colleagues, I want to
congratulate Catherine on this well deserved recognition."
As Canada's largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses,
CFIB is Powered by Entrepreneurs™. Established in 1971, CFIB takes
direction from more than 109,000 members in every sector nationwide,
giving independent business a strong and influential voice at all
levels of government and helping to grow the economy
SOURCE: CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
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