Nominations for annual Top 100 Awards kicks off today with pay-it-forward social media campaign
TORONTO, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - As part of International Women's Day, Women's Executive Network (WXN) CEO, Sherri Stevens, announced nominations for Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards officially opened to the public today. Top 100 was created to recognize the incredible accomplishments of women, develop a community of support, and increase the visibility of strong leaders in order to inspire future generations. Honourees span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN's Diversity Council.
"International Women's Day is the perfect day to open the nominations for the Top 100 Awards. Our country is full of outstanding women who have advocated for diversity in the workforce, and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders," said Stevens. "Top 100 Awards recognizes female leaders who are not only driving positive change and progress, but also to remind us of the importance of empowering women in our workforce and in communities across Canada regardless of race, sexual orientation, abilities, or cultural background."
This year, WXN announces two new categories: Science and Technology, and Industry and Trades. Other categories recognize achievement in areas such as arts, sports and entertainment, entrepreneurship, corporate directorship, emerging leadership, and more. For full list of categories, click here.
Past award winners include: best-selling author Margaret Atwood, astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson, television personality and journalist Marci Ien, activist and author Maayan Ziv, doctor Nirvani Umadat, and among others.
Also launching today is a social media campaign in support of Top 100 nominations called "#NominateHer" where women across the nation will be encouraged to use their social media platforms to select other female leaders to be considered for one of the coveted Canada's Most Powerful Women spots. Harnessing the power of social media to reach groups who haven't been reached before, the pay-it-forward campaign seeks to inspire women to recognize and honour female leaders who have made a difference in the corporate world.
To find out more about the nomination process and criteria, click here.
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About the Top 100 Awards
The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with recipients selected by an independent advisory board. To date, 1115 powerful women have been given this prestigious award. The list of Award Winners is revealed the day prior to the Leadership Summit and Awards Gala, which will take place November 21, 2019.
About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
Women's Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. At WXN, equity, inclusion and the advancement of professional women make industry stronger and society better. Their passion is 100% centered on empowering women and creating positive social change. WXN currently operates in Canada and Ireland.
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