Congratulations 2019 Top 100 Award Winners!
Welcome to Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners Portal
Your exclusive online resource to keep up to date on next steps, upcoming events/announcements and how to get more involved.
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Congratulations on being selected as a 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. We applaud you on your incredible achievements and we are honoured that you are part of our influential community of over 1,100 remarkable women. The following information will outline details of the event and important information we require leading up to the event.
1. Confidentiality - Important Notice
We ask that your identity as one of our Top 100 award winners be kept 100% confidential. We are adamant about preserving the confidentiality of our Award Winners until the announcement in late November. The list of the 2019 Top 100 Award Winners is under embargo until November 20, 2019, the day prior to the Toronto Awards Gala.
2. Headshot, Biography, Name, Job Title and Company
To celebrate this accomplishment, we will honour you as our Award Winner on stage at the Awards Gala. Included in your Nomination Package, a headshot and biography was provided. This is the picture and information that will be used in the on-screen presentation (headshot), our Program Book (headshot) and the Financial Post Magazine (headshot and abbreviated bio).
If you would like to provide us with an updated headshot, name, company name, or job title that is different from the one submitted in your Nomination Package, please email these changes to Tia McNabb, (email@example.com) by September 17, 2019.
Please provide an abbreviated bio. BIO CANNOT EXCEED 80 WORD COUNT.
If you would like to submit a new headshot the file must be PNG or JPEG - high resolution at least 300dpi - minimum 1 MB
Name, job title and company name:
If you have updated information for your name, job title or company, than what was submitted in your Nomination package please submit your new information by September 17, 2019, otherwise we will use the information that was provided in your Nomination package. Note that your name, job title and company name will be printed and appear exactly the way it was submitted.
Each year, the December issue of the Financial Post Magazine includes a special section featuring our Top 100 Award Winners. Our Media Partner, the National Post, works closely with WXN to provide this coverage to a broad, nationwide audience. We are very proud of this publication and work closely with our Award Winners each year to garner content. We receive early advance copies to provide to our guests at the event.
3. Award Winner Survey (for featuring all Award Winners in the Financial Post Magazine)
Survey Deadline: September 17, 2019
It is imperative that you respond to our Award Winner’s survey by September 17, 2019. The team at the National Post works with WXN to feature the responses in a beautiful and engaging section in the magazine. We look forward to celebrating this honour with you and telling your story at the Top 100 Awards Gala. To help facilitate this process, we ask that you complete a short Award Winner’s Survey which will provide us with some interesting facts about you and your journey. This survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete and we ask that you please complete and submit the survey by Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Some of the information will also be published alongside your profile in the Financial Post Magazine - see example below from our 2018 publication.
If you do not provide us with a completed survey, along with all of the information required, your profile will be seen as incomplete next to the other award winners. As well, the editorial staff will be creating articles in the magazine featuring some of our award winners in greater depth. Selected winners will be chosen based on answers to the questions so this is a great opportunity to show your passion! Complete the survey here
4. To ensure we have all the details necessary to complete your registration, please click on the link below and enter your information.
As a Top 100 Award Winner, your seats at these events are complimentary. Please RSVP your complimentary tickets through the winner RSVP Portal linked above. Additional seats for guests can be purchased online for the Gala and Summit (coming soon). Please use the "2019 Top 100 Winner: Individual Ticket(s) or Table Purchases" attendee type to purchase additional tickets or tables.
Award Winners are recognized in eleven categories:
- Arts, Sports and Entertainment
- BMO Entrepreneurs
- CIBC Trailblazers and Trendsetters
- CP Industry Sector and Trades
- HSBC Corporate Executives
- KPMG future Leaders
- Manulife Science and Technology
- Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders
- Intact Professionals
- Public Sector Leaders
- RBC Champions
WXN will also recognize the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees, who are women that have won the Top 100 Award four times and who have been selected for recognition of their extraordinary accomplishment. As a Top 100 Award Winner, your seats to all events are complimentary.
Additional seats for guests can be purchased online for the Gala and Summit (coming soon). Please use the 2019 Top 100 Winner: Individual Ticket(s) or Table Purchases attendee type to purchase additional tickets or tables.
RSVP for Events
VIP Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, 188 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3
The celebration for Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards begins on November 20 at the Top 100 VIP Cocktail Reception. This is the official ‘kick-off’ to the celebration and an opportunity for you to connect with your fellow Award Winners and key members of the WXN community. All winners will receive an acknowledgement piece. We welcome you as our guest.
The dress code for this event is cocktail attire.
This event is “Award Winners and a plus one” - your exclusive chance to connect with the Top 100 Community.
Top 100 Leadership Summit
Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Rooms 205-206, North Building, MTCC
Register for Summit (coming soon)
Following the cocktail reception, our Award Winners and guests enjoy a full day of inspiration at the Top 100 Awards on November 21. The Summit brings together our Top 100 Award Winner community, corporate Partners, members and guests to deliver a powerful day of learning and inspiration to align leaders, develop solutions to problems and introduce new strategies. We encourage you to invite your top talent to this inspiring afternoon for professional development. Additional seats can be purchased and are on a first come, first served basis. The dress code for this event is business professional attire.
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards Gala
Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:15 PM - 10:00 PM
At 5:15 we will take the Top 100 Award Winner portrait and ask that all Top 100 Award Winners be ready and available at this time for the photo. This will take place in Hall C.
Top 100 Cocktail Reception 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Foyer, Constitution Hall, North Building, MTCC
Top 100 Awards Gala 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Constitution Hall, North Building, MTCC
Register for Gala (coming soon)
The Awards Gala is the most exciting part of the Top 100 celebration. At the Gala, we will celebrate you as a 2019 Top 100 Award Winner, highlighting your accomplishments in the company of over 1,300 guests. The event is preceded by a brief cocktail reception and then we invite all guests to join us in the Ballroom. We will also enjoy an inspiring keynote complemented by dinner and networking. Please note that historically this has been a sold out event.
The dress code for this event is formal (black tie).
As a Top 100 Award Winner, your seat to these events are complimentary. Additional seats for guests can be purchased soon. We will notify you when tickets sales open. Please use the "2019 Top 100 Winner: Individual Ticket(s) or Table Purchases" attendee type to purchase additional tickets or tables.
As a Top 100 Award Winner, you now have a complimentary, lifetime membership to WXN, which entitles you to all of our exclusive member pricing and benefits. We remind those Winners that have won in previous years to take advantage of your WXN membership! There are many ways to participate in and we encourage Award Winners to engage high-performing talent within their organization to attend WXN events and programs.
Our Membership at a glance:
- 20% of our members have 6-9 years of full-time work experience in a management, director or executive role; 43% have 10 - 20 years of experience and 31% have over 20 years of experience
- 18% of our members have a C-Suite, Managing Director or Founder title; 13% have an EVP or VP title; 22% have a Director or Senior Manager title; and, 15% have a Manager title
- 50% of our members in Canada earn an annual personal income of over $100,000; 20% earn in excess of $200,000 per year
Questions about your Membership or any changes needed? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stage Presence at the Event
Each year, Award Winners ask if there is a requirement for Winners to go on stage. Depending on your nomination, please refer to the following information for more details.
Top 100 Award Winners: For each Category, Winners will be announced via a video on screen with your photo, name, title and company. After each category, individuals will be asked to stand or raise your hand at their tables to be recognized. You will not have to make any remarks and will not have to go on stage.
Hall of Fame Inductees: Our team will come to your table and bring you to side stage at the end of the evening before the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony takes place. Each of you will be announced via a video on screen with your photo, name, title and company. You will take to the stage (one at a time) to be honoured. You will not have to make any remarks. More details about this process will be provided in the conference calls before the event.
Top 100 Special Feature
National Post will be producing this special issue of the Financial Post Magazine as well as a special section in the National Post. These are opportunities to provide you and your company with increased national recognition and a platform to celebrate your incredible accomplishment. For more information, please contact Catherine Bosworth at email@example.com. Catherine will also be reaching out to each of the award winners.
Release of information
As final reminder, we ask that your identity as one of our Top 100 award winners be kept 100% confidential. We are adamant about preserving the confidentiality of our Award Winners until the announcement in late November. The list of the 2019 Top 100 Award Winners is under embargo until November 20, 2019, the day prior to the Toronto Awards Gala. We understand that you will need to share with close family, friends and select colleagues to arrange seating at the event and ask that you request their confidentiality as well.
We work with our PR firm to support the press and media activities around the event and look forward to sharing your Award with the greater public. A few elements that you will see:
- press release sent the morning of November 20, 2019, announcing the Awards and that the Winners will be announced the following day
- press release sent the morning of November 21, 2019, including Winners’ names
- a full list of all of our 2019 Award Winners on our website on November 21
- a full page ad in the National Post on November 21 featuring all Award Winners
- a supplement in the National Post on November 21 featuring WXN content
- December issue of the Financial Post magazine featuring all Award Winners (and your survey responses!), which is available in advance at the Awards on November 21 (and to the public in the paper on December 1)
A few weeks before the event, we will provide you with a template that your communications team can use to share the good news about your Award.
We recommend you stay at the InterContinental Hotel (which is directly connected to the MTCC) and take advantage of our preferred rate. Many Award Winners who live in the city also book a room to have a ‘home base’ to go to throughout the day and a more private place to change for the evening. You may access the preferred rate by calling the toll free number: 1-800-235-4670 or click here to book online. Please make sure to use the rate code: "WXN Top 100 GALA" when booking your room.
Women’s Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. We provide training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for our valued members and partners.
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ was created to recognize the incredible accomplishments of women, develop a community of support, and increase the visibility of strong leaders in order to inspire future generations.
What makes the Top 100 Winners the most powerful women in Canada? Their personal power isn’t about title, its that they are resilient and strong. They inspire, learn and grow. They have faced professional and personal challenges and come out stronger. They are champions and advocates for others. There are extraordinary and powerful women all around us. Nominate and empower someone today and help change the face of business in Canada.
For the past 16 years, we have honoured 1115 powerful women and inducted 151 women into the Hall of Fame. We look forward to sharing our 2019 winners in November!