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Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Names 105 Outstanding Women for 2022 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards

Press Release

Toronto, ON, Oct. 19, 2022 — The 2022 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners list was released by Women’s Executive Network along with their partners today, recognizing 105 outstanding women across Canada who create meaningful change in the way they lead within their organizations and communities.

WXN will celebrate each 2022 winner in person at its 20th annual Top 100 Awards Gala, hosted at the Fairmont Royal York Toronto on November 17. In addition, the gala features two special guests: Dr. Gillian Mandich, award-winning, internationally recognized happiness researcher, speaker, educator, and author; and Mandy Rennehan, host of HGTV’s Trading Up, author of The Blue Collar CEO and founder of (not the grocery store!).

“This year’s winners truly inspire us in the way they lead from a place of truth. They make Canada a better place by unabashedly following their passions and purposes without apologies, excuses or hesitation,” said Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN. “Their bravery, grit, focus and strength shine not only in their own accomplishments, but also in the way they show future generations what’s possible.”

The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the winners selected by WXN’s Diversity Council of Canada. The awards are presented to remarkable women in 12 categories:

  • Canadian Tire Community Impact
  • Canada’s Most Powerful CEOs, presented by Postmedia
  • KPMG C-Suite Executives
  • Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders
  • BMO Entrepreneurs
  • Executive Leaders
  • RBC Future Launch Future Leaders
  • Professionals
  • Science and Technology
  • CP Skilled Trades
  • Women of Courage, presented by Richardson Wealth
  • WXN Hall of Fame

“This year’s winners join a continuing legacy of powerful women leading change, established 20 years ago when we began this awards program, and 25 years ago when WXN first began as an organization. We have a lot to celebrate in this milestone year,” Stevens said.

That legacy includes some of Canada’s most iconic Top 100 winners, including The Honourable Rona Ambrose, former leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons; The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman elected to the House of Commons; Melissa Grelo, co-host of CTV’s The Social; Michele Romanow, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist; and Susan Aglukark, award-winning musician.

Winners who were recognized at WXN’s virtual Top 100 events in 2020 and 2021 will also be recognized on stage.

Visit for event details and tickets.
For a full list of winners, please visit

About WXN

Women’s Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, is North America’s #1 and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN operates in Canada and the U.S.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Sherri Stevens, please contact: Garry Atkinson, Research & Analytics Manager

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Women’s Executive Network (WXN)



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