SOURCE: Women's Executive Network

Women's Executive Network

April 13, 2015 09:47 ET

Women's Executive Network Celebrates Their Quebec Top 100 Award Winners

Awards Celebrate Legacy of Female Leaders Who Continually Redefine What Is Possible

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2015) -  Who are some of Canada's boldest female leaders who will stop at nothing to push boundaries within their careers and organizations?

On November 27, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) revealed its 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners at a Gala in Toronto. This event shined a spotlight on remarkable women who are agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, WXN will be celebrating the Winners from Québec at their Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Leadership Summit & Awards Gala at The Westin Montréal.

"Despite ever-changing styles and tastes, great leadership is classic," says WXN Founder, Pamela Jeffery. "Top 100 Award Winners are a testament to the incredible range of female talent and leadership in Canada and proof that change is happening, with more women earning a place at the highest levels of Canadian organizations."

The Leadership Summit will feature keynotes and a panel discussion from: Diane Giard, WXN Top 100 Award Winner 2014; Executive Vice President, National Bank; Wanda Kaluzny, WXN Top 100 Award Winner 2004; Founder, Conductor and Artistic Director, Montréal Chamber Orchestra; Gertrude Bourdon, WXN Top 100 Award Winner 2014; Executive Director, CHU de Québec; Kim Thomassin, WXN Top 100 Award Winner 2012; Managing Partner, Québec Region and Partner, McCarthy Tétrault, Colonel Jennie Carignan, WXN Top 100 Award Winner 2011; Commandant, Royal Military College Saint-Jean, and Tatiana Fraser, WXN Top 100 Award Winner 2010; President, Carold Institute; Treasurer, Food Secure Canada.

The Awards Gala will feature several guest speakers, including Lise Watier, Founder & President, Lise Watier Cosmétiques; WXN Top 100 Award Winner 2009 & 2012.

The Top 100 Award Winners from Québec who will be celebrated are:

  • Christiane Bergevin, EVP, Desjardins Group Partnerships and Business Development, Office of the President, Desjardins Group, QC
  • Manon Brouillette, President & CEO, Videotron, QC
  • Johanne Le�pine, EVP & Leader, Eastern Canada, Aon Reed Stenhouse; President & CEO, Aon Parizeau, QC
  • Annipier Simard, Senior Manager, Deloitte, QC
  • Gertrude Bourdon, Executive Director, CHU de Que�bec, QC
  • Isabelle Hudon, President, Sun Life Financial, Que�bec, QC
  • Diane Giard, EVP, Personal and Commercial Banking, National Bank of Canada, QC
  • De�sire�e McGraw, President & Executive Director, Jeanne Sauve� Foundation, QC

The full list of WXN's 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at

Top 100 Award Winners include some of Canada's most iconic women trailblazers, such as Dr. Roberta Bondar, Astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, Chief Executive Officer, Venture Communications, Christine Magee, President, Sleep Country Canada, Kathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board, Royal Bank of Canada and Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada.

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Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Montréal Leadership Summit & Awards Gala will be held at The Westin Montréal on April 14. The Top 100 Award Winners from British Columbia were celebrated in Vancouver (January 29) and the Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Top 100 Award Winners were celebrated in Calgary (March 4).

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)

At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,500 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. 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.

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Contact Information

  • For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Pamela Jeffery, please contact:

    Jennifer Chappell
    Harbinger Communications
    416-960-5100 ext. 264
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    Catherine Flint
    Harbinger Communications
    416-960-5100 ext. 226
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