Women's Executive Network Names PwC's Miriam Pozza among Canada's Most Powerful Women

Among 2015 Top 100 Award Winners recognized for excellence, professional achievement and leadership  

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - PwC is pleased to announce that Miriam Pozza, PwC Canada's Deals Leader in the Quebec region, is a winner of the coveted Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. These awards celebrate and highlight the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

"We congratulate Miriam for being named one of Canada's most powerful women", says Bill McFarland, CEO and Senior Partner of PwC Canada. "Miriam's passion and inspiration, and her commitment to working with our teams to make a difference to the success of our clients, is celebrated through this award. She is a natural mentor and empowers our people to develop to their full potential. Miriam truly represents the very best of PwC."

"We have been fortunate to witness Miriam's strength as a leader and her unrelenting commitment to growing our Deals practice in the Quebec region," says Nicolas Marcoux, National Managing Partner, Montréal office and major Cities of PwC. "I see in her a visionary who can rally her colleagues and who is dedicated to creating a work environment that fosters opportunities for development and growth for the men and women she works with every day."  

Pozza is being recognized amongst an outstanding group of women for her vision and leadership skills as well as her contribution to the firm's performance, and her role in growing PwC's presence in the Quebec region. She is also being acknowledged for more than a decade of community service and her devotion to various associations focused on the support of women and providing a healthy environment for their professional advancement.

 "I have been fortunate to have received strong mentorship throughout my career and that PwC has provided me the ability and environment to pursue my ambitions. I strive to in turn provide the same opportunities to the talented people I work with every day," says Miriam Pozza, PwC Canada's Deals Leader in the Quebec region. "I am truly honoured to be counted among this group of exceptional women. Many of whom have been inspirations to me throughout my career. I would also like to thank WXN for shining a spotlight on talented women in Canada's business community and for the role they play in inspiring other women to pursue their ambitions – whatever they might be."

Along with its sponsorship of the WXN Top 100 PwC Public Sector Leaders Award, PwC Canada has a long standing commitment to supporting gender equality in the workplace. The firm's Women in Leadership (WiL) program recently celebrated its latest graduates, bringing this year's total to over 50 women. The program provides mentoring, coaching and practical experience to support the career advancement of the firm's high performing women. PwC is also one of the founding IMPACT 10x10x10 Champions of the UN Women movement HeForShe, an initiative dedicated to mobilizing men to promote gender equality.

For more information on gender equality at PwC Canada and any of these programs please visit http://www.pwc.com/ca/en/about-us/diversity-inclusion/inclusion-matters.html.

The full list of WXN's 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/#main.

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About PwC Canada
PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. More than 6,500 partners and staff in offices across the country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC network of firms with more than 195,000 people in 157 countries. Find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/ca.

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For further information: Dominique De Lierre, T: +1 514 205 5160, Email: dominique.de.lierre@ca.pwc.com; David Gollom, T: +1 416 869 2386, Email: david.i.gollom@ca.pwc.com


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