Congratulations 2018 Top 100 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.
Don’t see an answer to your question below?
Simply email Julie Nadeau, Top 100 Liaison [email protected] and she will be happy to help!
Julie will be your liaison at WXN and go-to resource over the coming months.
Again, congratulations on your selection as 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winner; we look forward to celebrating with you. To properly honour you at this prestigious event, we need to gather the information below from you.
1. Headshot, Biography, 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, you provided a biography and headshot. This is the information and picture 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 or biography, have recently changed employers or have an updated job title different from the one submitted in your Nomination Package, please email these changes to Julie Nadeau, ([email protected]) by August 30, 2018.
For the headshot, please provide files no larger than 3MB and ensure that they are at least 300 dpi for accurate resolution. If you have changed roles or companies since your Nomination packages was submitted please note that we will honour you in your 'Nominated As' role and will also acknowledge your current role and company. Beyond that time period we will use what was provided.
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.
2. Award Winner Survey (for featuring all Award Winners in the Financial Post Magazine)
It is imperative that you respond to our Award Winner survey by August 30, 2018. The team at the National Post works with WXN to feature the responses in a beautiful and engaging section in the magazine. If you do not respond to the survey by the deadline, we will use an extended version of your bio for this purpose. Historically, 99% of Award Winners have responded. To maintain consistency and ensure you are featured, please respond in a timely manner.
3. 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 seat to these events is complimentary. Additional seats for guests can be purchased online for the Gala and Summit. Please use the promo codes (Gala table: 2018Top100Winner or Summit table: 2018WinnerSummit) to purchase a table of ten, at which you will be seated. This code allows you to purchase a table, while maintaining your complimentary seat and seating with your guests.
Award Winners are recognized in ten categories:
- BMO Arts & Communications
- RBC Champions
- Accenture Corporate Directors
- HSBC Corporate Executives
- Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders
- TELUS Future Leaders
- KPMG Professionals
- PwC Public Sector Leaders
- CIBC Trailblazers & Trendsetters
WXN will also recognize the 2018 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. Please use the promo code (Gala table: 2018Top100Winner or Summit table: 2018WinnerSummit) to purchase a table of ten, at which you will be seated. This code allows you to purchase a table of ten, while maintaining your complimentary seat and seating with your guests.
RSVP for Events
VIP Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The celebration for Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards begins on November 21 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 22, 2018 9:30 AM– 2:00 PM
Rooms 205-206, North Building, MTCC
Following the cocktail reception, our Award Winners and guests enjoy a full day of inspiration at the Top 100 Awards on November 22. 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 22, 2018
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
The Awards Gala is the most exciting part of the Top 100 celebration. At the Gala, we will celebrate you as a 2018 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 optional).
As a Top 100 Award Winner, your seat to these events are complimentary. Additional seats for guests can be purchased online here. Please use the promo code (Gala table: 2018Top100Winner or Summit table: 2018WinnerSummit) to purchase a table of ten, at which you will be seated. This code allows you to purchase a table, while maintaining your complimentary seat and seating with your guests
Top 100 Regional Events
We understand that it may be difficult for your friends and family to celebrate with you at the Toronto festivities. It is for this reason that we created the Top 100 Regional Events. At these events we celebrate the women of that particular geographic area, to fully showcase how remarkable they truly are. Event dates and information will follow in the upcoming weeks, stay tuned!
As a Top 100 Award Winner, you now have a complimentary, one-year 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: [email protected]
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 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.
WXN is thrilled to have a long standing partnership with the National Post/ Postmedia. Since 2010, we have highlighted the accomplishments of you, our Top 100 Awards Winners, in the December issue of the Financial Post Magazine.
This is the largest issue of the year; many of our Partners and Corporate Members purchase advertising space within the magazine. We want to provide you with the same opportunity. Catherine Bosworth, Account Executive at the National Post ([email protected]) will be in touch regarding this option that traditionally many Award Winners have done.
Release of information
A final reminder that, as in previous years, we would appreciate your discretion. Names of the Award Winners will not be made public until November 22, 2018. We appreciate that this is an exciting "secret" to keep and hope that you’ll help us add to the anticipation of the big announcement. 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.
A reminder that the Award Winners names are embargoed until November 22, 2018. 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 21, 2018, announcing the Awards and that the Winners will be announced the following day
- press release sent the morning of November 22, 2018, including Winners’ names
- a full list of all of our 2018 Award Winners on our website on November 22
- a full page ad in the National Post on November 22 featuring all Award Winners
- a supplement in the National Post on November 22 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 22 (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.
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.
In 2003, our goal in establishing the Awards was simply to shine a much-needed light on the outstanding work and accomplishments of female leaders. We are motivated by the lack of attention given to women and wanted to create more opportunities for women to be recognized. When the idea was first considered, many people doubted we could even find 100 women to honour. In our fifteenth year, we will celebrate the accomplishments of 1071 remarkable women through Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards.