4th Annual

Top 25 Women of Influence

This is our annual salute to women who are accomplishing awe-inspiring
change and we are beyond honoured to bring you their stories.

A transformational outlook is emerging among executive women in business today.

We strive to recognize women who’ve gone beyond the traditional measures of success, to truly influence change.

We have found women leveraging their roles and success to contribute to an even greater cause within their companies, industries and in communities both at home and around the world.

Candidates are approached and ranked on these measures of influence:

Number of Degrees held
Number of current board directorships held
Number of current and past Awards received
Value of contribution to organization served this year
Number of employees managed now
Number of deals led and/or closed this year
Number of lectures, publications or speeches delivered
Number of social media connections and followers
And more…

This process works because it is measurable and fair; designed to stand out among other Awards and lists of the successful and powerful, because it identifies the most influential people within the current year, and not necessarily over a lifetime career.

Do you want to be a champion of their success?

The Top 25 Cover Contest voting has now closed. Thank you for participating!
Results will be revealed on November 21st with the launch of our Special Winter Issue of Women of Influence Magazine.

Celebrate their success with us!


Suhayya (Sue) Abu-Hakima

Co-Founder, President & CEO
Amika Mobile

Kathy Bardswick

President & CEO
The Co-operators Group Limited

Zabeen Hirji

Chief Human Resources Officer
Royal Bank of Ontario

Karen Sheriff

President & CEO
Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc.

Mary Ann Turcke

Executive Vice President, Field Operations
Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.
Voting has now ended.


Ann Buller

President & CEO
Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology

Olga Kovalchuk

Professor and Board of Governors' Research Chair, CIHR Chair in Work and Health
University of Lethbridge

Anne Sado

George Brown College

Dr. Janis Sarra

UBC Presidential Distinguished Professor
UBC, Faculty of Law and Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Kathleen Wynne

Government of Ontario
Voting has now ended.


Fiona Macfarlane

Managing Partner, British Columbia, Chief Inclusiveness Officer
Ernst & Young LLP

Sharon Geraghty

Torys LLP

Cheryl Reicin

Partner, Chair of the Technology and Life Sciences Practice Groups
Torys LLP

Annette Bergeron

Bergeron Consulting

Pernille Fischer Boulter

President & CEO
Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc & Europe
Voting has now ended.


Farah Mohamed

Founder & CEO

Sara Austin

Director - President's Office
World Vision Canada

Rosemary McCarney

President & CEO
Plan International Canada Inc.

Irene Orysia Sushko

World Federation of Ukranian Women's Organization

Carol Wilding

President & CEO
Toronto Region Board of Trade
Voting has now ended.


Dr. Catherine Zahn

President & CEO
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Dr. Rosemary Moodie

YWCA of Toronto

Dr. Eve Tsai

Staff Neurosurgeon & Clinical Scientist
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa

Daniela Crivianu-Gaita

Vice President & CIO
The Hospital for Sick Children

Connie Clerici

President & CEO
Closing the Gap Health Care Group
Voting has now ended.
Voting has now ended.

Public Sector

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Provincial Government
Voting has now ended.

See the Top 25 2013 Winners List