TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC today congratulated Kim Mason, the
bank's Regional President for Atlantic Canada, on being named one of
the Top 25 Women of Influence™ by Canada's Women of Influence Inc. She
is one of five women recognized for exceptional achievement in the
business category of the program.
"At RBC, we've built a culture that is deeply committed to the
advancement of women," said Wayne Bossert, executive vice-president of
Sales, Canadian Banking. "Gifted leaders like Kim have helped to make
us a more relevant, competitive organization and a better corporate
citizen through her tireless dedication to the Atlantic communities we
serve. Kim is an outstanding role model, mentor and force for social
good. We couldn't be more proud to see her recognized in this way."
The Top 25 Women of Influence™ program is designed to honour and
celebrate women who have demonstrated, over the last year, strong and
unyielding leadership in one of five distinct sectors spanning
business, health care, non-governmental organizations, professional
services and the public sector.
Candidates are selected based solely on quantitative and measurable
criteria, including the number of notable positions held, the number of
board directorships, recent awards, the person's contribution to their
organization's growth and the number of deals led and/or closed this
"I feel very privileged and humbled by this honour, and am grateful to
all of those who have played a role in helping me achieve it," said Ms.
Mason. "Special thanks to my extremely dedicated team in Atlantic
Canada, my mentors, champions, peers and family, who have supported me
and my career aspirations every step of the way. Having Canada's most
valuable brand behind me has been a major factor in my success as well.
I feel privileged to work for a company like RBC that is dedicated to
helping all employees discover their true potential. My hope is that
this award will inspire other women in business to pursue their goals
without inhibition and show them that having true passion for what you
do does translate into personal fulfillment and professional success."
Ms. Mason is responsible for setting the direction, developing strategy
and managing the performance and delivery of RBC's products and
services to more than 800,000 clients in the four Atlantic Provinces.
Other accolades Ms. Mason has been honoured with include Top 50 Atlantic
CEO (2012 & 2013) and the Progress Women of Excellence Award (2013). In
2012, she was also one of only 30 women from across the country to
attend The Judy Project, a leading executive program for women in
Ms. Mason's commitment to business leadership and the advancement of
women extends beyond her role at the bank into the community. She
devotes significant time to a number of not for profit boards, with a
specific emphasis on health care, education and social services. She is
also a much sought-after speaker at community, academic and business
events and panels.
Ms. Mason will receive her award at the Deloitte Women of Influence Top
25 Luncheon in Toronto on December 3, 2013.
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 are 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,
and investor services and wholesale banking on a global basis. We
employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve
more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 44 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed
more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in
About Women of Influence
Women of Influence Inc. is North America's leading organization
dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It offers solutions
to women through corporate consulting on Gender Intelligence,
professional coaching, events, and media. It produces and hosts the
renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women
Entrepreneur Awards and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine cities
across North American including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo,
Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more
information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.ca.
For further information:
Lori Smith, Manager of Public Affairs, RBC Atlantic Region, 902 421-8121
Georgia Maxwell, Director, RBC Communications, 416 974-0833