Awards recognize female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - PwC is pleased to announce that today Carol Devenny and Sandra Pupatello have both been recognized among the Top 100 Award Winners of the Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women.
The Top 100 Awards recognizes Canada's strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.
Devenny and Pupatello join an elite group of Top 100 Award Winners that includes some of Canada's most iconic women trailblazers, such as Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, Chief Executive Officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, President, Sleep Country Canada; Kathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board, Royal Bank of Canada and Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada.
Carol (honoured in the KPMG Professionals category) has been with PwC since 1982. In 1995, she was named to the Canadian partnership and was one of the first 20 women at the firm to achieve this goal. Since that time, she has been a champion of important initiatives affecting women, including mentorship, paid maternity leave and flexible work arrangements.
Pupatello has been recognized in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category and is being honoured for her commitment to business development at the firm and her ability to facilitate strong connections between colleagues, clients and other stakeholders. Sandra has demonstrated a passion for public service as well through her role as a cabinet minister in the Government of Ontario, where at one point she was one of just three women in her caucus.
"We are honoured to have Sandra and Carol recognized amongst some of Canada's most successful and celebrated women," says Lori Ann Beausoleil, Chief Inclusion Officer at PwC. "We value the contributions they have made to the advancement of women both at the firm and within the community, and we look forward to seeing them continue to pave the way for the next generation."
Co-presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, the Top 100 Awards celebrate and highlight professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is undergoing pressure to promote more female leaders into board and executive office positions.
"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."
PwC also congratulates the winners in the PwC Public Sector Leaders category, which the firm is sponsoring for the first time. These winners, along with the full list of WXN's 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.
The Top 100 Awards enjoy a strong commitment from corporate supporters. For a complete list of partners, visit www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-women/.
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