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Allaster Receives Big Honor In Canada

The Women's Executive Network gave Stacey Allaster a very special honor on Tuesday, naming the Chairman & CEO of the WTA in its Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards list.

Published December 03, 2013 12:03

Allaster Receives Big Honor In Canada
Stacey Allaster

TORONTO, Canada - Stacey Allaster has been revealed as a recipient of the Women's Executive Network's 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, these awards celebrate and highlight the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is under growing pressure to promote more female leaders to senior management and corporate director roles.

Since 1997, the WXN has created and delivered innovative networking, mentoring and professional and personal development opportunities for women in leadership roles, growing into a community of more than 19,000 members strong across Canada and Ireland. As of today, they have honored 728 of Canada's most powerful women and inducted 93 of these women into the Top 100 Hall of Fame.

This year's Top 100 Leadership Summit and Awards Gala on December 4 is appropriately themed "What Glass Ceiling?" During the summit, Top 100 Award winners will give insights on how they managed to become leaders in their sectors to inspire over 400 women in attendance, including the next generation of female leaders. Speakers this year include Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada, Christine Magee, President & Co-Founder of Sleep Country Canada, Dr. Fiona Costello, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, and Sue Paish, CEO of Lifelabs.

"Every year we see the high quality of female leadership in this country as we review the applications for these Awards," Pamela Jeffery, Women's Executive Network Founder, said of Tuesday's news. "The 2013 Top 100 winners are a testament to the broad range of talent and leadership found in Canada and we believe that by recognizing and sharing the accomplishments of these women, we are encouraging the next generation to reach higher so one day there will be no ceiling, just possibility."

On the evening of December 4, over 1,100 attendees will honor the 2013 Top 100 Award winners at a gala dinner where the keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Roberta Bondar, who became the first Canadian female astronaut and neurologist in space aboard NASA's 1992 space shuttle Discovery. Returning for the second year as the Gala Emcee is News Anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake, co-host CBC News Toronto and 2011 Consumer's Choice Awards' GTA Woman of the Year. The complete list of WXN's 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winners can be found by clicking here.

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