Purdys Chocolatier CEO Karen Flavelle is one of three B.C. leaders named to the WXN Hall of Fame, along with Dana Hayden, president of Hayden Consulting Services, and Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, CEO of Absolute Spa Group / Crew Management Ltd.
The B.C. achievers on WXN's 2016 Top 100 list of Canada's Most Powerful Women
The Women's Executive Network (WXN) has named 20 B.C. women to its 14th annual Top 100 list, up from 15 in 2015 and 16 in 2014.
The 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners gala is November 24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. In Vancouver, winners will be celebrated at a leadership summit and awards luncheon on January 20, 2017 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
Since 2003, the Top 100 Awards have celebrated “Canada’s leading female executives who have raised their voices, overturned obstacles, empowered the voiceless and paved a path for the next generation,” as well as the organizations and networks that support them.
Founded in 1997, WXN promotes the advancement and recognition of Canadian 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. WXN launched in Dublin, Ireland, in 2008 and in London, England, in 2015. It has 18,500 members in Canada, 2,500 in Ireland and 1,000 in the U.K.
Previous Top 100 award winners include Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, CEO of Venture Communications; Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada; and Christine Magee, president of Sleep Country Canada.
2016 B.C. winners by category
BMO ARTS & COMMUNICATIONS
Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV – BC
Karina Briño, President & CEO, Mining Association of British Columbia – BC
Anne Giardini, Chancellor, Simon Fraser University – BC
SCOTIABANK CORPORATE EXECUTIVES
Karen Hardie, VP, Global Sales, Rocky Mountaineer
Kathy McGarrigle, COO, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Cathy McLay, CFO and EVP, Finance and Corporate Services, TransLink
Charlene Ripley, EVP, General Counsel, Goldcorp Inc.
Laurie Schultz, President & CEO, ACL
Catherine Wood, SVP, Head of Online Brokerage, Insurance Products & Marketing, Qtrade Financial Group
Shannon Rogers, President & General Counsel, Global Relay Communications
Petra Kuret, Office Managing Director, Accenture
Valerie Mann, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP
PWC PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS
Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
Kathy Kinloch, President, British Columbia Institute of Technology
SUN LIFE FINANCIAL TRAILBLAZERS & TRENDSETTERS
Natalie Dakers, President & CEO, Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator
Dr. Ann Dale, Professor, Trudeau Fellow Alumna, Canada Research Chair (2004-2014), Royal Roads University
Sandra Oldfield, President & CEO, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
WXN HALL OF FAME
Karen Flavelle, CEO, Purdys Chocolatier
Dana Hayden, President, Hayden Consulting Services
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, CEO, Absolute Spa Group / Crew Management Ltd.