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Meet the 2024 Top 25 Women of Influence®

The Annual Awards Program Spotlights Outstanding Women Leaders Who Have Catalyzed Significant Change Over the Past Year

TORONTO, ON, March 5, 2024 — Today, Women of Influence+, a leading global organization dedicated to promoting gender equity in the workplace, has announced the recipients of its annual Top 25 Women of Influence® Awards. Honourees will be celebrated during the Top 25 Women of Influence Luncheon on April 9, 2024, in Toronto.

The annual awards program recognizes the achievements and contributions of women who have made significant contributions in their respective fields, driving meaningful progress and change in business and society. This year’s recipients exemplify innovation, leadership, and the pursuit of gender equity and inclusion, breaking barriers and setting new precedents in various sectors. They represent a diverse range of industries, each with their own unique stories of success and impact. 

“At Women of Influence+, our commitment is to shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of self-identifying women who have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible,” said Dr. Rumeet Billan, CEO, Women of Influence+. “Their accomplishments demonstrate the important role that women play in driving meaningful progress in business and society. Through celebrating their stories, we aim to inspire others to challenge the status quo, paving the way for future generations. Wishing a huge congratulations to this year’s recipients.”

This year’s Top 25 Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Lindsay Glassco, President and CEO, Plan International Canada.

Lindsay’s journey is a powerful illustration of resilience and transformative leadership, marked by more than 30 years of international experience in developing and managing social policies and programs across diverse environments. Her people-centred approach, empathy, and courage have helped define her unique leadership style.

“I share this recognition with every individual who has walked alongside me, guided by the North Star, to make a meaningful contribution to social change,” said Lindsay. “We often question our individual capacity to tackle global challenges. Yet, I’ve seen the undeniable power of collective action as a force for change. Each one of us plays a critical role in creating a just world, no matter how small our part may seem. Thank you to Women of Influence+ for continuing to shine a spotlight on the contribution and impact of inspiring leaders. Congratulations to all the 2024 Top 25 Women of Influence+ recipients. To be among you is a true honour.”

 This year, several hundred applications were submitted between December 1, 2023, and January 12, 2024. The 2024 Top 25 Women of Influence recipients are:

  • Raissa Amany
  • Dr. Anna Banerji
  • Jennifer Bishop
  • Bernice Carnegie
  • Yvonne Chan
  • Lee Allison Clark
  • Gaby Dabrowski
  • Simran Dhillon
  • Angela Diano
  • Christiana Egi
  • Dr. Pamela Farrell 
  • Jennifer Flanagan
  • Tori Ford
  • Vanessa Génier
  • Meseret Haileyesus
  • Nakissa Koomalsingh
  • Dr. Victoria Lee
  • Dr. Atty Mashatan
  • Geetha Moorthy
  • Orlane Panet
  • Lynn Posluns
  • Martine Roy
  • Tina Singh
  • Dr. Ingrid Waldron
  • Zoey Williams


About the Top 25 Women of Influence Awards

The Top 25 Women of Influence Awards recognizes and celebrates the notable accomplishments of self-identified women and gender-diverse role models. The awards acknowledge the unique achievements of diverse women representing various sectors, career stages, and contributions to the advancement of women. The awards consider the following criteria:

  • Initiative. From grassroots campaigns to global programs, recipients have demonstrated that they are role models leading the charge when it comes to impactful, inclusive, and inspiring action.
  • Inspiration. Recipients are breaking barriers to reach impressive heights on a global stage, they are inspirational examples of what it means to “define success on your own terms.”
  • Influence. From sparking important conversations to setting a positive example, recipients use their influence to drive wide-reaching change.

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About Women of Influence

For almost 30 years, Women of Influence+ (WOI+) has been the community where ambitious women with wide-ranging expertise, and innovative ideas go to create a new future for themselves and for the world of work at large. A future where women-led leadership thrives. At WOI+, our ethos is rooted in making meaningful and impactful change. We do this by placing ourselves and our community in positions of influence and power — places where we can drive transformation. 

We measure influence by impact — the ripples that are made, the doors that are opened, the number of seats that are added to the proverbial decision-making table. Influence is about how decisions, innovations, and systems create a more inclusive and equitable world for everyone. At WOI+, we are unafraid to shake the status quo to transform society’s expectations of our capabilities.

We are dedicated to sharing and elevating the unfiltered success stories of a diverse group of role models. We know that when done right — from the podium or the page — these stories not only inspire, educate, and connect — they start to redefine our perceptions of gender roles and abilities. We are changing the narrative. The result? Our community is equipped with the connections, support, training, and tools to carve new pathways, and excel within their careers on their own terms.

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