Local trailblazers on leading in turbulent times
VANCOUVER, 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 Pan Pacific Hotel on Tuesday.
Finance Minister Colin Hansen 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
A special panel on "Leading in Turbulent Times" will feature winners
Kirsten Tisdale, Senior Client Partner & Office Managing Partner, Korn/Ferry
International, Tracey Redies, EVP Personal Financial Services & Wealth
Management, HSBC; Sue Paish, CEO, Pharmasave; and Lisa Pankratz, President,
Mackenzie Cundill Investment Management.
Partners of the Vancouver Top 100 summit include Simon Fraser University,
Korn/Ferry International, TELUS, Transcontinental, Business in Vancouver,
Scotiabank Group and the Vancouver Board of Trade.
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, professionals and executives across Canada. In the fall of 2008, WXN
launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of
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