George Brown College President Among Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - George Brown College president Anne Sado has been named one of Canada's most powerful women of 2013 by the Women's Executive Network (WXN).

For the third time, Sado received a prestigious Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the Public Sector Leaders category, acknowledging her many achievements at George Brown College and across the city of Toronto.

Since the award's inception over a decade ago, more than 720 accomplished female leaders have received this recognition. Winners are selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their organization's financial performance, and their commitment to their communities.

"It's truly an honour to receive this award along with so many visionary female leaders," said Sado. "I want to thank the Women's Executive Network for highlighting the extraordinary women across the country who are making a positive impact in our community and driving our economy forward."

This announcement adds to Sado's long list of outstanding achievements, including an appointment to Member of the Order of Canada earlier this year. She was also named a Women of Influence Diversity Champion and received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Since becoming George Brown's first female president in 2004, Sado has built a strong leadership team, developed meaningful partnerships with industry and government, expanded and updated the college's campuses and more than doubled enrolment. Under her leadership George Brown has become one of Canada's largest, most diverse and respected colleges, strengthening the cultural, social and economic fabric of the city of Toronto.

Sado will join her fellow recipients at the Top 100 Leadership Summit and Awards Gala on December 4, appropriately themed "What Glass Ceiling?" During the Summit held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Top 100 Award winners will provide insights on how they managed to become leaders in their sectors to inspire the next generation of female leaders.

"Every year we see the high quality of female leadership in this country as we review the applications for these Awards," said Pamela Jeffery, Founder of WXN, one of Canada's most respected organizations dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles.  "The 2013 Top 100 winners are a testament to the broad range of talent and leadership found in Canada and we believe that by recognizing and sharing the accomplishments of these women, we are encouraging the next generation to reach higher so that one day there will be no ceiling, just possibility."

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About George Brown College 

Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. The college offers programs from its three campuses located across the downtown core, including its newest location at the Toronto waterfront, which opened in September 2012. George Brown offers 135 full-time programs and 189 continuing education certificates/designations across a wide variety of professions to a student body of over 24,800 (full-time equivalent) students, including over 3,200 international students; and over 61,000 continuing education registrants. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, postgraduate certificates, apprenticeships and degrees.  

SOURCE: George Brown College

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