Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

November 23, 2007 08:15 ET

Six Ontario CAs Among 2007 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100

Four other CAs join the inaugural class entering the Top 100 Hall of Fame

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2007) - The presence of six Ontario Chartered Accountants on the 2007Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list once again shows the empowering nature of the designation. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is pleased that so many Chartered Accountants were recognized at the Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 5th Annual Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards and Summit on November 21.

In addition to the CAs being honoured on this list, four others joined the inaugural class entering the newly established Top 100 Hall of Fame. They'll be joining 40 other accomplished women who have been named to the Top 100 list at least three times in its first four years.

"By becoming a Chartered Accountant, these professional achievers have earned respect and recognition, and have used it to make a big impact at senior levels of Canada's business community," said Brian Hunt, FCA, President and CEO of the Institute, "It's no wonder that today, more than half of graduating CAs are women. For anyone considering a career in business, the CA designation fosters superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and leadership."

WXN is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in Canada's workplaces. Under its auspices, the Top 100 are chosen by an independent advisory board. Winners are categorized by:

- Corporate Executives

- Entrepreneurs

- Public Sector Leaders

- Trailblazers and Trendsetters

- Professionals

- Champions

- Arts and Communications

- Future Leaders

The Ontario CAs entering the Top 100 Hall of Fame include:

- Janice Fukakusa, CA, Chief Financial Officer, RBC Financial Group, Royal Bank of Canada

- Colleen Johnston, FCA, Group Head Finance and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Financial Group (nominated for her previous role as Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President)

- Karen Maidment, FCA, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, BMO Financial Group

- Barbara Stymiest, FCA, Chief Operating Officer, RBC Financial Group

The Ontario CAs on the 2007 Top 100 List as Corporate Executives include:

- Dinaz Dadyburjor, CA, Senior Vice-President, Operations & Administration, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

- Sandra Hanington, CA, Executive Vice-President, Personnel & Commercial Banking Canada, BMO Bank of Montreal

- Marianne Harrison, CA, Executive Vice-President and Controller, Manulife Financial

The Ontario CA on the 2007 Top 100 List under Trailblazers & Trendsetters is:

- Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ontario CA on the 2007 Top 100 List under Public Sector is:

- Janice Baker, City Manager & Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga

The Ontario CA on the 2007 Top 100 List under Professionals:

- Jane Craighead, CA, Vice-President, Compensation & Benefits, Global Practice Leader, Rio Tinto

"Ontario's CAs salute all 100 winners of the 2007 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards, the 44 women entering the Top 100 Hall of Fame and the WXN for promoting this worthy event," said Hunt. " We look forward to Chartered Accountants continuing to enjoy their prominence on this list - and in Canadian workplaces."

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 32,000 CAs and 4,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's high standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Recognized internationally, the CA designation denotes financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and leadership. The Institute website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.ca2b.biz.

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