TORONTO, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - On International Women's Day, March 8th, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) is waiving its membership fee to encourage smart women to be part of a community of female leaders.
"International Women's Day reminds us that we need to applaud the achievements of women in Canada," said WXN Founder, Pamela Jeffery. "Women are a powerful part of the workforce and the economy. Yet despite some progress, we are still underrepresented at the top of organizations. We must continue to strive to mentor, advance and inspire women."
To this end, on Thursday March 8th, 2012 WXN is launching four initiatives in celebration of women:
- Free Membership: For one day only, WXN is waiving its $95 membership fee encouraging smart, successful women to join its community of 17,000 professional women. WXN creates and delivers innovative speaker series events, networking, mentoring, and professional development to inform, inspire, connect, and recognize our community of remarkable women across Canada and Ireland.
- $100 off Mentoring Programs: WXN is offering a $100 discount off its sought-after WXNWisdom Peer Mentoring and Top 100 Mentoring programs from March 8th to 15th. Peer Mentoring gives women access to their own personal advisory board to exchange ideas, share successes and challenges, make strategic contacts and get feedback on personal and professional strategies. Top 100 Mentoring is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn directly from the country's most influential women. Top 100 Mentoring provides four one-on-one mentoring sessions from one of Canada's Most Powerful Women augmented with three full days of classroom instruction through Beedie School of Business/SFU, focused on career and personal success. Sessions available in: Downtown Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver.
- Launch of 2012 Awards Nominations: Nominations open March 8th for the 2012 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, honouring female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Top 100 nominations are open to the public. This is a great opportunity for Canadian organizations and individuals to shine a national spotlight on remarkable women. To date, 584 female leaders have been recognized with the Top 100 Award and each recipient is selected by an independent advisory board. Please visit top100women.ca for more information. WXN is thankful for the generous support of Co-Presenting Partners KPMG and Scotiabank; Platinum Partners Accenture, CIBC, Sun Life Financial, TELUS and Xstrata Nickel; Gold Partners Norton Rose Canada and Mercedes-Benz; Gala Keynote Co-Presenting Partner Norton Rose Canada; Leadership Forum Co-Presenting Partners KPMG and Beedie School of Business; VIP Reception Presenting Partner Mercedes-Benz; and National Media Partner National Post.
- WXN Celebrates 18 Women From Central Canada: WXN is hosting the 2012 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Summit and Awards Gala in Calgary on March 8th, 2012. Moira Forbes, President and Publisher of ForbesWoman magazine will be the Gala Keynote Speaker. WXN is thankful for the generous support of Co-Presenting Partners KPMG and McCarthy Tétrault; Platinum Partners Agrium Inc., CIBC and TELUS; and National Media Partner National Post.
About the Women's Executive Network
Since 1997, WXN has created and delivered innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inspire and applaud our community of 17,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence.
WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN enables our partners and Corporate Members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women. 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.
For further information:
Alfa Hilwan, Public Relations Advisor