Vineland’s interim CEO Shelley Martin recipient of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award

Toronto, November 22, 2018 – The list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners presented by KPMG, was released today paying tribute to the outstanding women across Canada who have advocated for diversity in the workforce, and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders.

“We are celebrating 110 of Canada’s highest achieving women in diverse fields,” said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN. “All 110 are role models for the generations who will follow – which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements.”

The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN’s Diversity Council. The final vetting process for the 2018 Top 100 Award Winners was completed by WXN’s 2017-2018 Diversity Champions. “KPMG is proud to support the work of WXN and celebrate the country’s most powerful women,” said Elio Luongo, CEO and Senior Partner, KPMG in Canada. “An inclusive Canada is key to our strength and success as a nation. It is imperative that we break down barriers and create the necessary conditions and opportunities for women to thrive and succeed in leadership positions.”

Past Award Winners includes 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 CEO, Indigo Books & Music, and Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

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