Top 25 Women of Influence 2011

The Top 25 Women of Influence is designed to celebrate the most influential women in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services, and the public sector over the course of the year. These women have not only made a significant difference in their chosen fields, but they are important role models for future women leaders across Canada.

Business

Zabeen Hirji

Chief Human Resources Officer
RBC Financial Group
Business

Teri Currie

Group Head, Direct Channels, Corporate and People Strategies
TD Bank Group
Business

Willa Black

Vice-President, Corporate Affairs
Cisco Canada
Business

Kirstine Stewart

Executive Vice President, 
English Services
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Business

Heather Reisman

Founder & CEO
Indigo Books and Music
Business

Health

Dr. Eve Tsai

Neurosurgeon, Division of Neurosurgery
University of Ottawa
Health

Mary Jo Haddad

President & Chief Executive Officer
The Hospital for Sick Children
Health

Janet Davidson

President & Chief Executive Officer
Trillium Health Centre
Health

Sue Paish

Chief Executive Officer
Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd.
Health

Dr. Jennifer Blake

Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Health

NGO

Rosemary McCarney

President and Chief Executive Officer
Plan Canada
NGO

Margot Franssen

Founder and Past President
The Body Shop Canada
NGO

Rosalind Prober

President and Co-Founder
Beyond Borders/ECPAT Canada
NGO

Dianne Lister

President and Executive Director
ROM Governors
NGO

Farah Mohamed

President
The Belinda Stronach Foundation
NGO

Professional Services

Dale Ponder

Managing Partner
 and Chief Executive
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Professional Services

Lynda Bowles

Partner, Audit & Advisory Services, Public Sector Group
Deloitte 
& Touche LLP
Professional Services

Eileen Mercier

Chair
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Professional Services

Evelyn Jacks

Founder and President
The Knowledge Bureau
Professional Services

Beth Symes

Partner
Symes & Street
Professional Services

Public Sector

Dr. Olga Kovalchuk

Professor and Board of Governors’ Research Chair, CIHR Chair
 in Gender and Health
University of Lethbridge
Public Sector

Dr. Sandra Smeltzer

Associate Professor, Faculty of Information & Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
Public Sector

Dr. Fiona Costello

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Calgary
Public Sector

Carol Stephenson

Dean
Richard Ivey School of Business, University 
of Western Ontario
Public Sector

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Provincial Government
Public Sector

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