TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women,
congratulated recipients of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100
Awards™ of 2012, hosted by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) at the
VIP Reception and Gala Dinner.
"The Government of Canada is committed to the advancement of women in
leadership and decision-making roles. Indeed, all of Canada benefits
when women can participate fully, as leaders across society - in
communities, in business, in government," said Minister Ambrose. "The
Government of Canada salutes the outstanding women named by WXN as
being among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada."
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the
advancement and recognition of women in management, executive,
professional and board roles. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian
Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of
Canada's corporate boards.
"In Economic Action Plan 2012, our government announced the creation of
an advisory council of leaders from the private and public sectors to
promote women's participation on corporate boards," Minister Ambrose
added. "By working together, we will see a more equitable
representation of women and men on boards, championing women's
leadership, and linking corporations to a network of women with
professional skills and experience."
"The Government of Canada's decision to establish an advisory council to
promote women on boards is definitely a major step forward," said
Ms. Pamela Jeffery, Founder of The Jeffery Group Limited, the Women's
Executive Network and the Canadian Board Diversity Council. "As we
celebrate women in leadership roles, we can look forward to seeing
others follow their outstanding examples."
Through Status of Women Canada, the Government of Canada has nearly
doubled funding to the Women's Program since 2007 to $19 million - its
highest level ever. Since 2007, through the Women's Program of Status
of Women Canada, more than $16.5 million in funding has been approved
for projects that promote women's leadership and democratic
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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