Women’s Executive Network honours Canada’s most powerful women

Women’s Executive Network honours Canada’s most powerful women

Women’s Executive Network honours Canada’s most powerful women A sold-out gala event takes place Thursday evening in Toronto recognizing Canada’s 100 most powerful women. Are you one of this year’s honourees? RBC's Katie Taylor is.
 
The chair of Canada’s largest bank leads a stellar list of award winners in what’s become a very prestigious annual event for women across Canada. Taylor, the former CEO of Four Seasons Hotels, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s shindig to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
 
Bankers are well represented amongst this year’s winners with a total of 10 from the big six. However, there’s something for everyone in financial services, whether its Judy Goldring, chief operating officer of AGF Management or Stephanie Kingsmill, executive vice president of human resources and communications for Manulife Financial, women are doing great things in the world of finance.
 
And why wouldn’t they?
 
Recently, WP spoke with financial advisor Sybil Verch about her company’s (Raymond James) efforts to increase the percentage of women advisors at her firm from 15% today to 25% by 2025. A laudable goal that’s easily doable, the talent lurking amongst WXNs 2014 winners suggests women in this country are only getting started.
 
No one is more proud of the accomplishments of women than RBC with three recipients in 2014. In a press release acknowledging its three winners, RBC CEO Dave McKay stated, “We are extremely proud that our leaders are being recognized for their ability to inspire and effect change both in their corporate roles and in their communities. Developing our leaders of today and tomorrow challenges us all to be better and achieve more.”
 
Actions of course speak louder than words.
 
On that count RBC seems to be doing a commendable job with 37% of its executives, 33% of its board of directors, and Katie Taylor herself, women all.
 
Congratulations to WXNs 2014 winners. You make Canada a more exciting place to do business.