Top 25 2013


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Wendy Cukier

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri WENDY CUKIER Vice-President, Research and Innovation; Founder and Director, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University WHAT SETS HER APART Wendy leads the strategy that contributes $30 million annually towards the university Publications: 35 in 2012 Founder of the Diversity Institute, she leads a $2.7-million initiative with more than 30 partners HER CHAMPION Jocelyne […]


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Tracy Redies

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Claudette Carracedo TRACY REDIES President and CEO, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union WHAT SETS HER APART CEO and President of the largest and fastest growing credit union in Canada based on membership—504,000 members; 1,650 staff Appointed to the federal government’s Status of Women Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards The company is […]


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Sue Paish

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri SUE PAISH CEO, LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services WHAT SETS HER APART LifeLabs delivers over 90 million diagnostic tests each year and includes 300 patient centers that support over 20,000 physicians 2013 saw two acquisitions—BC Biomedical Laboratories and Canadian Medical Laboratories; LifeLabs now has over 5,400 employees Sue was appointed to the […]


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Sharon Geraghty

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Jeremy Kohm SHARON GERAGHTY Partner, Torys LLP WHAT SETS HER APART Leads 163 employees, 62 of whom are senior leaders Completed deals this year: 16, including the sale of TMX Group for $3.6 billion HER CHAMPION Brian Davis, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Governance, National Bank Financial Inc. Prior to joining National Bank, […]


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Rosemary McCarney

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Jeremy Kohm ROSEMARY MCCARNEY President and CEO, Plan Canada, an arm of Plan International WHAT SETS HER APART Rosemary is responsible for all operations, including international development pro­grams, fundraising, and advocacy initiatives A key leader in an international organize­ation that stewards $818 million a year for development and humanitan projects in 69 countries […]


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Kimberly Mason

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Dan Callis KIMBERLEY MASON Regional President, Atlantic provinces, RBC Royal Bank WHAT SETS HER APART Kim is Royal Bank of Canada’s first female head in Atlantic Canada Responsible for 6.7% of RBC’s total operating budget; contributes over 7.2% to RBC’s gross revenue and posted Atlantic Canada’s best sales results ever Completed deals, directly […]


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Mitzie Hunter

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri MITZIE HUNTER MPP, Scarborough-Guildwood, formerly CEO, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance WHAT SETS HER APART Since 2012, Mitzie has delivered 31 speeches and participated in 23 committee events As CEO of GTCAA, lead 1,888 volunteers Sits on the advisory board of University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation HER CHAMPION Nadine […]


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Karen Sheriff

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Dan Callis KAREN SHERIFF President and CEO, Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc. WHAT SETS HER APART Karen invested more than one billion dollars to build out a fibre-to-the-home network Number of employees responsible for: 6,700 Woman of the Year, Canadian Women in Communications, 2012 Total number of boards: 6, including chair of the […]


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Janice O’Born

June, 4th, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri JANICE O’BORN Chairman, The Printing House (TPH) Charitable Office WHAT SETS HER APART Janice founded the Charitable Office in 1985 to promote philanthropy to the staff of TPH and has raised in excess of $44 million since 2010 recipient of the Canadian Centre for Diversity Human Relations Award in recognition of […]


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Janet Rossant

June, 3rd, 2014

Photography by Jeremy Kohm JANET ROSSANT Senior Scientist and Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children WHAT SETS HER APART Janet heads the Sick Kids Research Institute with a staff of 2,000; she manages a research budget of $160 million a year Total number of publications: 354 Total number of degrees: 4, including a […]


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Jane Allen

June, 3rd, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri JANE ALLEN Chief Diversity Officer and Partner, Deloitte WHAT SETS HER APART Jane led or participated in client engagements worth $10 million in sales in the past year Developed Deloitte’s 2020 talent strategy for enhancing diversity Jane is a member of the Board of the Energy Council of Canada and the […]


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Evelyn Jacks

June, 3rd, 2014

Photography by Joel Ross EVELYN JACKS Co-Founded the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum WHAT SETS HER APART Appointed by the federal finance minister to the 2010 Task Force on Financial Literacy Recently completed her 51st book on personal taxation and tax-efficient wealth HER CHAMPION Terri Williams, Toronto-based Vice-President, Marketing and Brand Management, Global Wealth Management and […]


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Dr. Marla Shapiro

June, 3rd, 2014

Photography by Jeremy Kohm DR. MARLA SHAPIRO Canada AM’s Health and Medical Expert WHAT SETS HER APART Marla has been medical consultant for CTV National News since 2003 Founding editor of ParentsCanada Magazine Lectures given: 100 HER CHAMPION Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News From Wendy Freeman As told to Kate Daley I first met Marla […]


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Dr. Janice Mackinnon

June, 3rd, 2014

[Photography by Cindy Moleski] DR. JANICE MACKINNON Professor, University of Saskatchewan WHAT SETS HER APART Janice is chair of Canada’s Economic Advisory Council that meets with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty Author of 3 books Recipient of the Order of Canada HER CHAMPION Mary Lou Finlay, a writer, radio and TV producer with more than 35 […]


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Deb Matthews

June, 3rd, 2014

Photography by Jeremy Kohm DEB MATTHEWS MPP, London North Centre; Minister of Health and Long-Term Care; Deputy Premier of Ontario WHAT SETS HER APART Deb has been an MPP for London North Centre since 2003 Responsible for providing strategic direction on Ontario’s $49-billion health care system Deputy Premier of Ontario since 2013 HER CHAMPION Janet […]


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Daniela Crivianu-Gaita

June, 3rd, 2014

Photography by Jeremy Kohm DANIELA CRIVIANU-GAITA Vice-President, Information Management and Technology, and Chief Information Officer, The Hospital for Sick Children WHAT SETS HER APART Daniela provides strategic direction for all information management and technology services at the hospital Completed deals this year: 8 Number of committees: 19, including the GO Network Provincial Steering Committee of […]


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Connie Clerici

June, 3rd, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri CONNIE CLERICI President and CEO, Closing the Gap Healthcare Group WHAT SETS HER APART Number of employees: 750 Inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame in 2010; Diamond Jubilee winner Total number of boards: 5, including the Richard Ivey School of Business HER CHAMPION Eric Morse, Associate Dean, Programs, […]


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Claudia Hepburn

June, 2nd, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri CLAUDIA HEPBURN Executive Director and Co-founder, The Next 36 WHAT SETS HER APART Hers is regularly praised as one of the best-run charities in the country On track to raise over $2 million this year Winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal HER CHAMPION Joe Canavan, Chairman and Interim […]


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Profile: Christine Power

June, 2nd, 2014

Photography by Dan Callis CHRISTINE POWER President and CEO, Capital District Health Authority WHAT SETS HER APART Christine provides executive leadership for Capital District and oversees an operating budget of $830 million Inducted to the Hall of Fame for the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada Total employees responsible for: 12,000 HER CHAMPION Raymond P. […]


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Cheryl Reicin

June, 2nd, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri CHERYL REICIN Partner, Torys LLP. Chair, Life Science Practice WHAT SETS HER APART Cheryl created the only fully US/Canadian cross-boarder Life Science law practice LMG Life Science—Financial Transactional Lawyer of the Year (2013); and Best Lawyers in Toronto—Biotechnology Lawyer of the Year (2014) Number of boards: 8, including Founder and Chairman […]


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Beth Wilson

June, 2nd, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri BETH WILSON Managing Partner, Toronto and Canadian Managing Partner, Community Leadership, KPMG LLP WHAT SETS HER APART Beth leads the largest KPMG Canada practice with 2,500 employees, leverag­ing her skills and position to improve the lives of others Chair of the Toronto Board of Trade and involved in 6 committees, including […]


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Beatrix Dart

June, 2nd, 2014

[Photography by Jeremy Kohm] BEATRIX DART Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto WHAT SETS HER APART Beatrix is a winner of a Bud Fackler Service Award for international contributions to the executive MBA industry Corporate board director, Ellis Don, one of Canada’s largest construction companies Total degrees: 3, including […]


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Annette Bergeron

June, 2nd, 2014

Photography by Kourosh Keshiri ANNETTE BERGERON President, Professional Engineers Ontario WHAT SETS HER APART Annette provides leadership for 80,000 engineering license holders Elected the sixth female president of Professional Engineers Ontario since 1922 Total assets increased from $5 million in 2009 to $9 million in 2012 HER CHAMPION Tom Harris, Vice-Principal (Advancement), Queen’s University From […]


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Ann Buller

June, 2nd, 2014

ANN BULLER President, Centennial College WHAT SETS HER APART Transformed college education by embedding global citizenship and leadership across the curriculum Stellar financial stewardship led to multi-year surpluses, allowing significant reinvestment in the college Chairs two national postsecondary boards, and is Vice-Chair of Invest Toronto HER CHAMPION Ray Ivany, President and Vice Chancellor, Acadia University […]


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Amiee Chan

June, 2nd, 2014

Photography Credit: Claudette Carracedo AMIEE CHAN President and CEO, Norsat International Inc. WHAT SETS HER APART Amiee is responsible for a 25% expansion of Norsat, and 40% expense reduction Total awards received: 11, including Canada’s Top 3 Female Entrepreneurs—Profit/Chatelaine Number of senior leaders who report to her: 13 HER CHAMPION Joe Fikart, who has worked […]


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Top 25 Women of Influence™

November, 21st, 2013

They are teachers, doctors, lawyers, marketers, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters, champions of inclusivity, the epitome of strength. They will change our world.


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Top 25 Women of Influence™

November, 13th, 2012

They are teachers, doctors, lawyers, marketers, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters, champions of inclusivity, the epitome of strength. They will change our world.