SOURCE: Women's Executive Network

October 21, 2015 18:23 ET

Women's Executive Network (WXN) Founder, Pamela Jeffery, Receives Prestigious TIAW World of Difference 100 Award

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 21, 2015) - Pamela Jeffery, founder of the Women's Executive Network (WXN), has been named a 2015 recipient of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 100 Award.

The TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards recognize extraordinary individuals who have made a significant contribution to the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide. Pamela is being recognized under the area of Entrepreneurship and is one of only nine Canadian women recipients for 2015. Other notable past recipients include WXN UK Advisory Board member Dame Fiona Woolf, Sally Armstrong, and Janice McDonald.

This year's nominations were received from 54 different countries, with the final 100 recipients reflecting a wide range of contributions on six continents. The awards are being presented at the TIAW Awards Gala on October 22, 2015 in Washington, DC during the TIAW Annual Global Forum.

About Pamela Jeffery

Since founding WXN in 1997, Pamela has helped oversee the organization's growth to include a community of 19,500 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. Her extensive background in business and public affairs includes serving as a political advisor in the Ontario government and as a communications advisor to former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Paul Martin.

In 2012, she was the only resident Canadian named as a charter member of Fast Company's League of Extraordinary Women, which recognized 60 women globally, including Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates, for their dedication to changing the lives of women and girls.

Pamela currently serves as a member of the federal government's Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards, the Ivey School of Business Entrepreneurship Council and is a Director of The Hincks-Dellcrest Foundation.

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)

WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize a community of 19,500 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. Many of the 100+ partners and corporate member organizations are global brands and WXN enables them 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. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders. Most recently, WXN launched in the United Kingdom, further expanding their international presence. For more information, visit

About The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)

The International Alliance for Women connects leading women's organizations worldwide to leverage their reach and resources, creating a global community of economically empowered women. TIAW member associations yield a combined reach of more than 35,000 women. Individual members are executives, business owners and professional women from the developed and developing worlds. For more information, visit

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