Awards recognize female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Rexall is pleased to announce that today, Sharon Driscoll, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named a Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada's strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.
Ms. Driscoll joins 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.
"It is a humbling experience to be recognized alongside so many outstanding Canadian women that have worked hard and achieved great things both professionally and personally," said Ms. Driscoll. "I am deeply honoured to receive this award."
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."
"In her role as Chief Financial Officer for Katz Group Canada Ltd. (Rexall), Ms. Driscoll is a key member of the executive leadership team, and has made significant contributions to the management and strategic direction of the organization. We are fortunate to have her on our team, and very proud of this well deserved recognition," said Warren Jeffery, Chief Operating Officer of Katz Group Canada Ltd. (Rexall).
The full list of WXN's 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at https://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, click here www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-women/.
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About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.
As individuals, we can inspire and be inspired. To our community of members and partners, we thank you for inspiring WXN to lead.
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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Derek Tupling, Rexall, [email protected], 905.501.7894; Kelly Lynn Armstrong, Harbinger Communications, 416-960-5100 ext. 241, [email protected]; Catherine Flint, Harbinger Communications, 416-960-5100 ext. 226, [email protected]