CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) - Who are some of Canada's boldest female leaders who will stop at nothing to push boundaries within their careers and organizations?

On November 27, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) revealed its 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners at a Gala in Toronto. This event shined a spotlight on remarkable women who are agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.

"Despite ever-changing styles and tastes, great leadership is classic," says WXN Founder, Pamela Jeffery. "Top 100 Award Winners are a testament to the incredible range of female talent and leadership in Canada and proof that change is happening, with more women earning a place at the highest levels of Canadian organizations."

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, WXN will be celebrating the Winners from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan at their Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Leadership Summit & Awards Gala at The Westin Calgary.

The Leadership Summit features keynotes and a panel discussion from Top 100 Award Winners Andrea Robertson, President and CEO, STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Una Power, Chief Financial Officer, Nexen Energy. Allison Grafton, President, Rockwood Custom Homes, Lesley-Anne Scorgie, Best-selling Author and Founder, MeVest and Ann Lewis-Luppino, President & CEO, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Awards Gala will feature several guest speakers, including The Honourable Jim Prentice, Premier of Alberta, as well as a keynote from Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay, International Human Rights & Democracy Activist.

The Top 100 Award Winners from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan who will be celebrated are:

  • Debby Carreau, CEO & Founder, Inspired HR, AB
  • Heather Treacy, Office Managing Partner, Calgary, Davis LLP, AB
  • Cheryl Barker, Interim Chair of the Board, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), MB
  • Andrea Goertz, SVP, Strategic Initiatives & Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, TELUS, AB
  • Tracy Dahl, Opera Singer; Sessional Instructor, Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba, MB
  • Una Power, Chief Financial Officer, Nexen Energy, AB
  • Allison Grafton, President, Rockwood Custom Homes, AB
  • Geeta Sankappanavar, President & COO, Grafton Asset Management, AB
  • Joanne Alexander, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Precision Drilling Corporation, AB
  • Kate Chisholm, SVP, Legal and External Relations, Capital Power, AB
  • Anne Kirker, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, AB
  • Sherry Schluessel, Senior Managing Partner, ProCura Real Estate Services, AB
  • Sharon Carry, President & CEO, Bow Valley College, AB
  • Terri Harris, Chief of Operations, Premier's Office, Government of Saskatchewan, SK
  • Andrea Robertson, President & CEO, STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), AB
  • Dr. Zahra Kazem-Moussavi, Professor; Director, Biomedical Engineering Program; Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, University of Manitoba, MB
  • Rosa Walker, President & CEO, Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, MB

The full list of WXN's 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at

Top 100 Award Winners include some of Canada's most iconic women trailblazers, such as Dr. Roberta Bondar, Astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, Chief Executive Officer, Venture Communications, Christine Magee, President, Sleep Country Canada, Kathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board, Royal Bank of Canada and Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada.

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Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Leadership Summit & Awards Gala will be held at The Westin Calgary. The Top 100 Award Winners from British Columbia were celebrated in Vancouver (January 29) and Québec Winners will also be celebrated in Montréal (April 14).

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.

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For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Pamela Jeffery or any of our guest speakers, please contact:

Contact Information:

Jennifer Chappell
Harbinger Communications
416-960-5100 ext. 264

Catherine Flint
Harbinger Communications
416-960-5100 ext. 226

Onsite Contact:
Kelly Tyson