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ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

KIRSTINE LAYFIELD

  • Executive director, network programming, CBC Television; Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Toronto

ALEXANDRA MONTGOMERY

  • Executive director, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto

JAGODA PIKE

  • Publisher, Toronto Star; President, Star Media Group, Toronto

HEATHER SHAW

  • Executive chair, Corus Entertainment Inc., Calgary

CHAMPIONS:

CASSIE CAMPBELL

  • Former captain, Canadian women's nationl hockey team; commentator, Hockey Night in Canada; Cassie Campbell Promotions Inc., Brampton, Ont.

LINDA HOHOL

  • Former president; TSX Venture Exchange, Calgary

GRACE ELLIOTT-NIELSEN

  • Executive director, Tillicum Haus Native Friendship Centre, Nanaimo, B.C.

BARBARA VANDERHYDEN

  • Corinne Boyer Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research; professor, department of cellular and molecular medicine, University of Ottawa; senior scientist, Centre for Cancer Therapeutics, Ottawa Health Research Institute

CORPORATE EXECUTIVES:

STACEY ALLERTON FIRTH

  • Vice-president, human resources; Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd., Oakville, Ont.

SONIA BAXENDALE

  • Senior executive vice-president; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto

FRANCINE BLACKBURN

  • Executive vice-president and chief internal auditor; Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group, Toronto

SHERRI BRILLON

  • Executive vice-president, strategic planning and portfolio management; EnCana Corp., Calgary

TERI CURRIE

  • Executive vice-president, human resources; Toronto-Dominion Bank Financial Group, Toronto

DINAZ DADYBURJOR

  • Senior vice-president, operations and administration; Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Toronto

JOAN T. DEA

  • Executive vice-president, head of strategic management and corporate marketing; Bank of Montreal Financial Group, Toronto

ELIZABETH DELBIANCO

  • Senior vice-president, human resources; chief legal officer and corporate secretary; Celestica Inc., Toronto

LAUREN P. FLAHERTY

  • Chief marketing officer; Nortel Networks Corp., Toronto

LISE FOURNEL

  • Senior vice-president, e-commerce and chief information officer; Air Canada, Dorval, Que.

SANDRA HANINGTON

  • Executive vice-president, personal and commercial banking Canada; Bank of Montreal, Toronto

WENDY HANNAM

  • Executive vice-president, domestic personal banking and distribution; Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto

MARIANNE HARRISON

  • Executive vice-president and controller; Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto

ALICE KEUNG

  • Senior vice-president and chief information officer; National Bank of Canada, Montreal

ANNALISA KING

  • Senior vice-president, business transformation; Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Toronto

MONIQUE F. LEROUX

  • Senior executive vice-president and chief financial officer; Desjardins Group, Montreal

CATHY MacDONALD

  • Senior vice-president, information technology; Rogers Communications Inc., Brampton, Ont.

BARBARA MASON

  • Executive vice-president, wealth management; Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto

KIM McKENZIE

  • Executive vice-president, information technology and solutions; Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto

WENDY MILLAR

  • Executive vice-president and senior risk officer, personal and commercial/private client group; Bank of Montreal Financial Group, Toronto

JACQUELINE MOSS

  • Executive vice-president, human resources; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto

JUDY SHUTTLEWORTH

  • Executive vice-president, human resources; Telus Corp., Vancouver

ETHEL TAYLOR

  • Senior vice-president, corporate stores; Sears Canada, Toronto

MARTINE TURCOTTE

  • Chief legal officer; Bell Canada, Montreal

DALE WEIL

  • Vice-president and general manager, pharmaceutical solutions; McKesson Canada, St-Laurent, Que.

CATHY WILLIAMS

  • Nominated in role as: chief financial officer, Shell Canada Ltd., Calgary
  • Current title: Managing director, Options Capital Ltd.

JANICE WISMER

  • Global vice-president, human resources; McCain Foods Ltd., Toronto

ENTREPRENEURS:

NANCY ADAMO

  • President and owner; Hockley Valley Resort, Orangeville, Ont.

ISABEL ALEXANDER

  • President and founder; Phancorp Inc., Brampton, Ont.

SHANNON BOWEN-SMED

  • President and CEO; Bowen Workforce Solutions Inc., Calgary

TERESA CASCIOLI

  • Former chair and CEO; Lakeport Brewing Income Fund, Hamilton, Ont.

EVELINE CHARLES

  • President and CEO; Veraart & Co. Ltd., Edmonton

CONNIE CLERICI

  • President and CEO; Closing the Gap Healthcare Group, Mississauga, Ont.

LINDA M. COLLIER

  • President and CEO; Tri-ad International Freight Forwarding Ltd., Mississauga, Ont.

GLORIA DONA

  • Fresident and founder; Optionelle, London, Ont.

LINDA LUNDSTROM

  • President and chief creative officer; Linda Lundstrom Inc., Toronto

MANUELA MARCHEGGIANI

  • Chief executive officer; Isomers Laboratories Inc., Toronto

KIM McARTHUR

  • President and publisher; McArthur & Company Publishing Ltd., Toronto

LEE McDONALD

  • President and CEO; Southmedic Inc., Barrie, Ont.

MANISHI SAGAR

  • President and CEO; The Kinderville Group, Candiac, Que.

SHERRI STEVENS

  • President; Stevens Resource Group Inc., Woodstock, Ont.

SANDRA WILSON

  • Founder; Robeez Footware Ltd., Burnaby, B.C.

FUTURE LEADERS:

CANDICE ARBOLEDA

  • Director of development, special projects; University of Calgary

JENNIFER CORRIERO

  • Co-founder, executive director; Taking it Global, Toronto

RENÉE MARGARET HODGKINSON

  • Chief operations director; Leaders Today, Toronto

DIANA JURICEVIC

  • International criminal litigation associate; Greenberg Traurig LLP, The Hague, Netherlands

NICOLETTE KOST-DE SÈVRES

  • Assistant corporate secretary and director, legal affairs; Transat A.T. Inc., Montreal

JANE POLAK SCOWCROFT

  • Co-president; Engineers Without Borders Manitoba; University of Manitoba; Winnipeg

HANNAH TAYLOR

  • Founder; The Ladybug Foundation, Winnipeg

PROFESSIONALS:

DANA ADES-LANDY

  • Senior vice-president, national accounts; Laurentian Bank of Canada, Montreal

LOUISE CLOUTIER

  • Family physician, Dartmouth, N.S.; chair, board of directors; Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa

JANE CRAIGHEAD

  • Nominated in previous role: Head of executive compensation practice, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Montreal
  • Current title: Global practice leader, total rewards; Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., Montreal

JANET DE SILVA

  • Nominated in previous role: President, Sun Life Financial (China), Hong Kong.
  • Current title: CEO, Retail China Ltd., Hong Kong

HÉLÈNE V. GAGNON

  • Vice-president, public affairs and communications; Bombardier Aerospace, Montreal

KELLIE GARRETT

  • Senior vice-president, strategy, knowledge and reputation; Farm Credit Canada, Regina

AUDREY HO

  • Senior vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary; Telus Corp., Vancouver

ROSEMARIE LECLAIR

  • President and CEO; Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., Ottawa

LYNN LOEWEN

  • Vice-president, finance, operations; Bell Canada, Montreal

CHRISTINE MAGEE

  • President and co-founder; Sleep Country Canada, North York, Ont.

CLAUDIA M.L. NG

  • Entrepreneur, independent consultant; Info-Concept Technologies Inc., Vancouver

JANICE L. PASIEKA

  • Clinical professor of surgery and oncology, Department of Surgery, Calgary Health Region, Calgary

TRACY REDIES

  • Executive vice-president, personal financial services; HSBC Bank Canada, Vancouver

MARLA SHAPIRO

  • Doctor; Toronto

SHIRLEE SHARKEY

  • President and CEO; Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Markham, Ont.

KIM STURGESS

  • Chief executive officer; Alberta WaterSmart, Calgary

PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS:

JANICE M. BAKER

  • City manager and chief administrative officer; City of Mississauga, Ont.

MAURA DAVIES

  • President and CEO; Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, Sask.

CHERYL A. DOIRON

  • Deputy minister; Nova Scotia Department of Health, Halifax

DIANNE DOYLE

  • President and CEO; Providence Health Care, Vancouver

IDA J. GOODREAU

  • President and CEO; Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver

MARY JO HADDAD

  • President and chief executive officer; Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

DANA HAYDEN

  • President and CEO; B.C. Lottery Corp., Kamloops, B.C.

SHELLY L. JAMIESON

  • Deputy minister; Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Toronto

JESSICA McDONALD

  • Deputy minister to the Premier and cabinet secretary, Province of British Columbia; Office of the Premier, Victoria

PADDY MEADE

  • Deputy minister; Alberta Health and Wellness, Edmonton

CHRIS POWER

  • President and CEO; Capital District Health Authority, Halifax

INDIRA V. SAMARASEKERA

  • President; University of Alberta, Edmonton

TRAILBLAZERS AND TRENDSETTERS:

FRANÇOISE BERTRAND

  • Chief executive officer; Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce, Montreal

JOHANNE BROSSARD

  • President and CEO; ING Bank of Canada, Toronto

ANN CAVOUKIAN

  • Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Toronto

MICHELLE DIEMANUELE

  • Deputy minister; Ontario Ministry of Government Services, Toronto

INEZ JABALPURWALA

  • President; NeuroScience Canada Partnership and NeuroScience Canada Foundation, Montreal

SHERYL KENNEDY

  • Deputy governor; Bank of Canada, Ottawa

HUGUETTE LABELLE

  • Chancellor, University of Ottawa

PATRICIA LOVETT-REID

  • Senior vice-president; TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., Toronto

FLORA MacDONALD

  • Humanitarian, former parliamentarian; Ottawa

HAZEL McCALLION

  • Mayor; City of Mississauga, Ont.

RUTH RAMSDEN-WOOD

  • President; United Way of Calgary and Area

BRENDA ROBERTSON

  • Retired senator; Moncton, N.B.

KIM SHANNON

  • President and chief investment officer; Sionna Investment Managers Inc., Toronto

EIRA THOMAS

  • CEO; Stornoway Diamond Corp., Vancouver

ANNETTE VERSCHUREN

  • Division president, Canada; Home Depot, Toronto

About the awards

Given by: The fifth annual Top 100 women awards are given by the Women's Executive Network, a Toronto-based networking and advocacy group founded in 1997 by Pamela Jeffery.

How winners are chosen: The 100 honorees, divided into eight categories, are chosen by an independent advisory board under the leadership of the WXN.

In three categories, winners are selected directly by the board. In Corporate Executives, the WXN identifies women in senior positions at the top 30 public and private companies as listed in the Report on Business magazine. In Entrepreneurs, their selection is based on data in Profit magazine. For Public Sector Leaders, they are chosen based on the size of the operating budgets for which they are responsible.

In five other categories - Arts and Communications, Champions, Future Leaders, Professionals, and Trailblazers and Trendsetters - contenders are nominated by the public and winners are selected by the board.

New this year: The WXN's new Hall of Fame honours 44 women who have won the Top 100 award three or more times. Their names and details can be found online at: www.globeandmail.com or www.wxnetwork.com .

 

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