Nominate a woman leader for 2008 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100(TM) Awards

    Women's Executive Network (WXN)(TM) announces nominations are now open
    for 2008 Top 100 Awards

    TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100(TM)
Awards has become one of the most recognizable awards bestowed on Canada's
most successful women. Offered under the leadership of the Women's Executive
Network (WXN)(TM), the Top 100 continues to attract and honour a broad range
of women leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. This is
the sixth year that members of the general public have been invited to
nominate deserving women from across Canada in five of the eight award
    "Last year WXN marked the fifth anniversary of the Top 100 Awards with
its biggest audience ever - over 1150 attendees celebrated the success of our
100 award winners and the 45 women who were named to the Top 100 Hall of Fame
as three-time winners of the Top 100 Award," said Pamela Jeffery, WXN Founder.
"This year, nominations will be open until May 23, giving everyone a two month
window to identify and nominate deserving and accomplished women who are
trailblazers or trendsetters, champions, successful professionals, future
leaders or leaders in the arts and communications field."
    The Top 100 Advisory Board has been broadened this year to ensure
representation from a variety of sectors and from across Canada. The board has
the responsibility of determining the nominees in these three categories:
Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs and Public Sector Leaders. This year's Top
100 Advisory Board consists of: JoAnne Caza, Sylvia Chrominska, Paul-Emile
Cloutier, Ken Dobell, Bonnie Dupont, Dr. Jim Fleck, Blake C. Goldring, Tim
Hockey, Robin Howlings, Wanda Kaluzny, Sue Lee, Lois Nahirney, Ian Pearce, The
Hon. David Peterson, Sarah Raiss, Carol Stephenson, Kirsten Tisdale, Louis
Vachon and Janet Yale.
    Last year's Top 100 winners include: Cheryl Doiron, Deputy Minister, Nova
Scotia Department of Health; Hélène V. Gagnon, VP Public Affairs &
Communications, Bombardier Aerospace; Dr. Louise Cloutier, Chair, Board of
Directors, Canadian Medical Association; Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion;
Kim McKenzie, EVP IT & Solutions, Scotiabank; Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information &
Privacy Commissioner of Ontario; Christine Magee, President & Co-Founder,
Sleep Country Canada; Author and TV Host Dr. Marla Shapiro; Paddy Meade,
Deputy Minister, Alberta Health & Wellness; Monique F. Leroux, President &
CEO, Desjardins Group; Patricia Lovett-Reid, Senior Vice President, TD
Waterhouse Canada Inc.; Cassie Campbell; Hannah Taylor, Founder, The Ladybug
Foundation; Sandra Wilson, Founder, Robeez.
    This year's Top 100 Awards Luncheon, which is the centerpiece in a day
that consists of networking, learning, sharing and celebrating, takes place in
Toronto at the Metro Convention Centre on Tuesday, November 25. Mark your
calendars now, as the event sells out quickly!
    For complete criteria for each category, and to download a nomination
form, go to

For further information:

For further information: Cindy Goldrick, Senior Events Director, at
(416) 361-1475 (toll free at 1-866-465-3996) x 235 or email

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