TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - George Brown College President Anne Sado has been named one of Canada's most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) for the fourth time. Among Canada's most influential female leaders in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Sado will be officially inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame, becoming the first college president to receive this distinction. The award, presented in the public sector category, acknowledges her exemplary leadership at George Brown and achievements across the city of Toronto.
This announcement adds to Sado's long list of outstanding achievements, including being named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence earlier this year. She was also appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2013 and received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
Since becoming George Brown's first female president in 2004, Sado has propelled the college forward, doubling the number of George Brown graduates entering the workforce. Sado, who was named Chair of Polytechnics Canada in 2013 and is a former Chair of Colleges Ontario's Committee of Presidents, has led George Brown to become one of Canada's largest and most respected colleges, playing an important role in strengthening the cultural, social and economic fabric of Toronto.
"It is an honour and a privilege to be inducted into the Top 100 Hall of Fame along with so many extraordinary female leaders," said Sado. "I want to thank the Women's Executive Network for shining a light on women leaders who are building better communities, pushing boundaries, and driving our economy forward."
Sado will join her fellow recipients at the Top 100 Leadership Summit on Nov. 27, appropriately themed "Agents of Change." During the Summit, thought leaders and Top 100 Award winners will share inspirational stories about being agents of change and creating their own career paths. Following the Summit, Sado will attend the Awards Gala celebrating the legacy left by Canada's strong, fearless female leaders.
"Despite ever-changing styles and tastes, great leadership is timeless," says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. "Top 100 Award winners are a testament to the incredible range of female talent and leadership in Canada and proof that change is happening, with more women earning a place at the highest levels of Canadian organizations."
Since its inception over a decade ago, more than 800 accomplished female leaders have received a prestigious Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award and 106 have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Winners are selected based on their management role, vision and leadership, corporate performance and their commitment to their communities.
For more information about Anne Sado, visit www.georgebrown.ca/bio-anne-sado.
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 142 full-time programs and 193 continuing education certificates/designations across a wide variety of professions to a student body of over 25,800 (full-time enrolment) students, including over 3,500 international students; and over 62,800 continuing education registrants. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, postgraduate certificates, apprenticeships and degrees. www.georgebrown.ca
SOURCE: George Brown College
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