Joins community of Canada's most iconic female leaders
TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - We are pleased to announce that Cynthia Hansen, executive vice president of utilities and power operations for Enbridge Inc., has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2018 by Women's Executive Network (WXN).
The list of Top 100 Winners released today pays tribute to the outstanding women across Canada who have advocated for diversity in the workforce, and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders.
"We are celebrating 100 of Canada's highest achieving women in diverse fields," said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN.
Cynthia Hansen was recognized for her leadership as founder and chair of an Enbridge Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee whose three-year strategy focuses on empowering employees to model the right diversity and inclusion attitudes and behaviours; building a diverse and inclusive workplace and improving the attraction, progression and retention of diverse talent.
"At Enbridge we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals feel respected, are treated fairly and have an opportunity to excel – our diversity makes us stronger," said Cynthia Hansen. "This award is particularly meaningful as it provides an opportunity to celebrate female leaders who have successfully pushed boundaries in their careers and sends a message that opportunities are increasing for female leaders to have an impact at the highest organizational levels."
"All 100 women are role models for the generations who will follow – which is why it's very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements," Stevens concluded.
The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN's Diversity Council. The final vetting process for the 2018 Top 100 Award Winners was completed by WXN's 2017-2018 Diversity Champions.
Past Award Winners includes Canada's most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author, Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications, Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada, Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada, Heather Reisman, founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music, and Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.
For a full list of winners, visit https://wxnetwork.com/wxn/top100winners
ABOUT ENBRIDGE INC.
Enbridge Inc. (the Company) is North America's premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. The Company safely delivers an average of 2.9 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline; accounts for approximately 62% of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil exports; and moves approximately 22% of all natural gas consumed in the U.S., serving key supply basins and demand markets. The Company's regulated utilities serve approximately 3.7 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Enbridge also has interests in more than 1,700 MW of net renewable generating capacity in North America and Europe. The Company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past nine years; its common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB.
Life takes energy and Enbridge exists to fuel people's quality of life. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
Women's Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. At WXN, equity, inclusion and the advancement of professional women make industry stronger and society better. Their passion is 100% centered on empowering women and creating positive social change. WXN currently operates in Canada and Ireland.
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SOURCE Enbridge Inc.