Awards recognize female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Frontier College is pleased to announce that today Sherry Campbell, President & CEO 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.
Sherry Campbell 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 rewarding to be a part of an organization that is engaged and affecting positive change in all aspects in the communities we serve. I am honoured to accept this award and share this recognition with the thousands of volunteers, staff and community partners who work on the front lines and believe in our mission," says Sherry Campbell.
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 2007, Sherry broke new ground when she became the first female President in the organization's 115-year-old history. Sherry's vision has led Frontier College through important growth to ensure it is positioned as a truly pan-Canadian organization, working with government, corporate partners and members of the community. Sherry leads by example and drives personal and professional success for women in her organization. She oversees an all-female senior executive team, and works closely with the Board of Directors and Board of Governors to ensure their expertise and advice best serves Frontier College and its mission to give Canadians the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential and seize opportunities.
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/.
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.
About Frontier College
Founded in 1899, Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. We recruit and train volunteers to deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in communities across the country. Through a network of thousands of volunteers, Frontier College helps Canadians improve their literacy and increase their opportunities. We believe that literacy is a right. For more information visit www.frontiercollege.ca.
SOURCE: Frontier College
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