VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - November 23, 2016) - ACL, a Vancouver-based software provider helping governments and the world's largest companies quantify risk, stamp out fraud and optimize performance, is proud to announce CEO Laurie Schultz has been named to Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women list. Launched in 2003, the awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada's top 100 female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks.
"It's a tremendous honour to be recognized among so many inspiring women in Canada," said Schultz. "Leaders create a future that otherwise would not have happened by making promises they don't know how to keep and then spending every moment living up to their word. Every day I get to work with amazing leaders at ACL and this recognition is a testament to all of them and the remarkable future they are creating."
With over 25 years of experience in software and technology sectors, Schultz has been responsible for driving ACL's strategic growth plans by mobilizing talent toward transformation of culture, product, and business model. Under Schultz's leadership the company has successfully pivoted from hard sales of software to a software-as-a-service model with 300 employees worldwide.
"Women are not just leading companies, headlines and new deals, we're doing so in record numbers. In addition to closing the gender gap for participation in postsecondary education and the workforce, we're excelling at the top levels of every sector," said WXN Owner and CEO, Sherri Stevens. "When WXN created Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, part of the purpose was celebration. By recognizing a community of now 939 remarkable women, we get the opportunity to look back and appreciate the hard work and hurdle jumping it took to get here."
Schultz joins a community of Canada's most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.
The full list of WXN's 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at: https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.
ACL delivers technology solutions that are transforming audit and risk management. Through a combination of software and expert content, ACL enables powerful internal controls that identify and mitigate risk, protect profits, and accelerate performance. Our actively engaged community of more than 14,000 customers around the globe includes 89% of the Fortune 500. Visit us online at www.acl.com.