Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 03, 2010 12:37 ET

Two Canadian Forces Officers Receive Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Awards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2010) - Two senior Canadian Forces (CF) officers were recognized among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by The Women's Executive Network (WXN)™ on Monday, November 29.

Brigadier-General Hilary Jaeger, Director General Reserves and Cadets from Ottawa, Ont., received an Award under the Cisco Public Sector Leader category, and Commander Josée Kurtz, Commanding Officer, Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Halifax from Halifax, NS, received the Xstrata Nickel Trailblazers & Trendsetters Award.

"I am so proud of the accomplishments of these two outstanding officers," said General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff. "This award is a real testament to their leadership and commitment to the Canadian Forces." 

The history of Canadian service women is an important part of the CF national military heritage and their achievements contribute to the full and equal inclusion of women in our society and national institutions.

Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards is Canada's most recognizable award for the country's highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors where women are selected for recognition by an independent advisory board.

Biographies of Brig.-Gen. Jaeger and Cmdr Kurtz are posted on-line at: under 2010 Winners section.

For further information on The Women's Executive Network (WXN)™, and to view the list of the 2010 Top 100, please visit:

To learn more about the historical achievements or accomplishments of Canadian Forces female members, visit:

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