TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Marking a decade of celebrating female
leaders, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) revealed the recipients of
the 10th annual Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. Each year,
these awards, co-presented by WXN, KPMG and Scotiabank, celebrate the
professional achievements of women across the country in the private,
public and not-for-profit sectors.
This year, Martha Fell, CEO of Women in Capital Markets, was among the
winners of this prestigious award recognizing exceptional women leaders
in the 'Champions' category. Martha joins a community of 653 women who
have received the Top 100™ Award over the last decade, recognizing the
highest achieving female leaders in Canada.
"We are extremely proud of Martha," said Kathryn Smith, Chair, WCM.
"This award not only honours the passionate commitment she makes as a
change agent and role model, but is also a tribute to her strategic
vision and leadership in advancing women in business."
Before becoming the inaugural CEO in 2008, Martha was Chair of the WCM
Board in 2005. Over her tenure, WCM's membership and stakeholder base
has multiplied and several important initiatives have been established
including the Executive Coaching Award Program, the Return to Bay
Street Award, and the Senior Women's Network.
"On behalf of the WXN community of 18,000 women, we congratulate each of
this year's Winners who we honour as part of the 10th year of the Top 100 Awards," said Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women's
Executive Network. "This is an extraordinary group of female leaders
who join our community, and they truly embody the qualities WXN strives
to recognize; they are dynamic, inspiring and engaging leaders blazing
new trails for the next generation." The complete list of 2012 Top 100
Award Winners can be found at top100women.ca
Top 100 Awards enjoys a strong commitment from corporate supporters. For
a complete list of Partners, click here http://www.top100women.ca/?w=top100.toronto.
WCM is a non-profit organization that promotes the entry, advancement
and development of women, fosters accountability for diversity and
recognizes leaders who have contributed significantly to the
advancement of women in the Canadian capital markets industry. Through
innovative programming, WCM offers its members diverse and creative
opportunities for networking, career growth and personal development,
and mentoring and coaching of both students and professionals. WCM.ca
About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers
innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development
to inform, inspire connect and recognize our community of 18,000 smart
women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables
our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as
employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.
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 the fall of 2008, WXN launched in
Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female
In June 2012, WXN Founder Pamela Jeffery was named the only Canadian
resident to Fast Company's 2012 League of Extraordinary Women, in the
leadership category. In its inaugural year, the League of Extraordinary
Women recognizes 60 women from the world's largest companies,
innovative start-ups, philanthropic organizations, government and arts
for their dedication to changing the lives of women and girls
everywhere. WXN is the only Canadian-based organization on the list.
Other Charter members include Hilary Clinton and Melinda Gates.
As individuals, we can inspire and be inspired. To our community of
members and partners, we thank you for inspiring WXN to lead.
More information and details are available at wxnetwork.com or top100women.ca.
SOURCE: Women in Capital Markets (WCM)
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