ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
- Executive director, network programming, CBC Television; Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Toronto
- Executive director, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto
- Publisher, Toronto Star; President, Star Media Group, Toronto
- Executive chair, Corus Entertainment Inc., Calgary
- Former captain, Canadian women's nationl hockey team; commentator, Hockey Night in Canada; Cassie Campbell Promotions Inc., Brampton, Ont.
- Former president; TSX Venture Exchange, Calgary
- Executive director, Tillicum Haus Native Friendship Centre, Nanaimo, B.C.
- 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
STACEY ALLERTON FIRTH
- Vice-president, human resources; Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd., Oakville, Ont.
- Senior executive vice-president; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto
- Executive vice-president and chief internal auditor; Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group, Toronto
- Executive vice-president, strategic planning and portfolio management; EnCana Corp., Calgary
- Executive vice-president, human resources; Toronto-Dominion Bank Financial Group, Toronto
- 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
- Senior vice-president, human resources; chief legal officer and corporate secretary; Celestica Inc., Toronto
LAUREN P. FLAHERTY
- Chief marketing officer; Nortel Networks Corp., Toronto
- Senior vice-president, e-commerce and chief information officer; Air Canada, Dorval, Que.
- Executive vice-president, personal and commercial banking Canada; Bank of Montreal, Toronto
- Executive vice-president, domestic personal banking and distribution; Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto
- Executive vice-president and controller; Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto
- Senior vice-president and chief information officer; National Bank of Canada, Montreal
- Senior vice-president, business transformation; Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Toronto
MONIQUE F. LEROUX
- Senior executive vice-president and chief financial officer; Desjardins Group, Montreal
- Senior vice-president, information technology; Rogers Communications Inc., Brampton, Ont.
- Executive vice-president, wealth management; Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto
- Executive vice-president, information technology and solutions; Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto
- Executive vice-president and senior risk officer, personal and commercial/private client group; Bank of Montreal Financial Group, Toronto
- Executive vice-president, human resources; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto
- Executive vice-president, human resources; Telus Corp., Vancouver
- Senior vice-president, corporate stores; Sears Canada, Toronto
- Chief legal officer; Bell Canada, Montreal
- Vice-president and general manager, pharmaceutical solutions; McKesson Canada, St-Laurent, Que.
- Nominated in role as: chief financial officer, Shell Canada Ltd., Calgary
- Current title: Managing director, Options Capital Ltd.
- Global vice-president, human resources; McCain Foods Ltd., Toronto
- President and owner; Hockley Valley Resort, Orangeville, Ont.
- President and founder; Phancorp Inc., Brampton, Ont.
- President and CEO; Bowen Workforce Solutions Inc., Calgary
- Former chair and CEO; Lakeport Brewing Income Fund, Hamilton, Ont.
- President and CEO; Veraart & Co. Ltd., Edmonton
- President and CEO; Closing the Gap Healthcare Group, Mississauga, Ont.
LINDA M. COLLIER
- President and CEO; Tri-ad International Freight Forwarding Ltd., Mississauga, Ont.
- Fresident and founder; Optionelle, London, Ont.
- President and chief creative officer; Linda Lundstrom Inc., Toronto
- Chief executive officer; Isomers Laboratories Inc., Toronto
- President and publisher; McArthur & Company Publishing Ltd., Toronto
- President and CEO; Southmedic Inc., Barrie, Ont.
- President and CEO; The Kinderville Group, Candiac, Que.
- President; Stevens Resource Group Inc., Woodstock, Ont.
- Founder; Robeez Footware Ltd., Burnaby, B.C.
- Director of development, special projects; University of Calgary
- Co-founder, executive director; Taking it Global, Toronto
RENÉE MARGARET HODGKINSON
- Chief operations director; Leaders Today, Toronto
- 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
- Founder; The Ladybug Foundation, Winnipeg
- Senior vice-president, national accounts; Laurentian Bank of Canada, Montreal
- Family physician, Dartmouth, N.S.; chair, board of directors; Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa
- 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
- Senior vice-president, strategy, knowledge and reputation; Farm Credit Canada, Regina
- Senior vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary; Telus Corp., Vancouver
- President and CEO; Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., Ottawa
- Vice-president, finance, operations; Bell Canada, Montreal
- 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
- Executive vice-president, personal financial services; HSBC Bank Canada, Vancouver
- Doctor; Toronto
- President and CEO; Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Markham, Ont.
- Chief executive officer; Alberta WaterSmart, Calgary
PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS:
JANICE M. BAKER
- City manager and chief administrative officer; City of Mississauga, Ont.
- President and CEO; Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, Sask.
CHERYL A. DOIRON
- Deputy minister; Nova Scotia Department of Health, Halifax
- 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
- President and CEO; B.C. Lottery Corp., Kamloops, B.C.
SHELLY L. JAMIESON
- Deputy minister; Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Toronto
- Deputy minister to the Premier and cabinet secretary, Province of British Columbia; Office of the Premier, Victoria
- Deputy minister; Alberta Health and Wellness, Edmonton
- President and CEO; Capital District Health Authority, Halifax
INDIRA V. SAMARASEKERA
- President; University of Alberta, Edmonton
TRAILBLAZERS AND TRENDSETTERS:
- Chief executive officer; Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce, Montreal
- President and CEO; ING Bank of Canada, Toronto
- Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Toronto
- Deputy minister; Ontario Ministry of Government Services, Toronto
- President; NeuroScience Canada Partnership and NeuroScience Canada Foundation, Montreal
- Deputy governor; Bank of Canada, Ottawa
- Chancellor, University of Ottawa
- Senior vice-president; TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., Toronto
- Humanitarian, former parliamentarian; Ottawa
- Mayor; City of Mississauga, Ont.
- President; United Way of Calgary and Area
- Retired senator; Moncton, N.B.
- President and chief investment officer; Sionna Investment Managers Inc., Toronto
- CEO; Stornoway Diamond Corp., Vancouver
- 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 .