FashionTelevisionChannel's Jeanne Beker and CTV News President Wendy Freeman Among Canada's Most Powerful Women in 2012

FashionTelevisionChannel's Jeanne Beker and CTV News President Wendy Freeman 
Among  Canada's Most Powerful Women in 2012 
- Women's Executive Network (WXN) reveals 2012 Winners at 10(th) anniversary 
of Top 100 Awards - 
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TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media, today 
congratulated Jeanne Beker, Canadian fashion icon and FashionTelevisionChannel 
host, along with Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News, for receiving the 
prestigious 2012 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the Arts & 
Communications category. Winners are selected based on their strategic vision 
and leadership, their organization's financial performance, and their 
commitment to their communities. 
As the Top 100 Award marks its 10(th) anniversary of celebrating the 
professional achievements of women across the country, Freeman and Beker join 
a community of 653 women who have received the Top 100 Award over the last 
decade in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. 
"We are very proud to see Jeanne and Wendy recognized by WXN for their 
outstanding talent and invaluable contributions not just to broadcasting, but 
to excellence in Canadian business and the communities in which they serve," 
said Crull. 
Jeanne Beker is one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion 
industry, both here in Canada and around the world. Recently announced as one 
of the key media personalities for, Bell Media's innovative new 
lifestyle brand, Beker is also the host of FashionTelevisionChannel - Canada's 
first and only 24-hour channel dedicated to fashion, beauty and 
design.Previously host of Canada's leading fashion series FASHION TELEVISION 
for 27 years, she is now a contributing editor to The Toronto StarandThe 
Kit, a columnist forMetro, a published author of five books (the latest two 
released in Spring 2011 - Finding Myself in FashionandStrutting It: The 
Grit Behind The Glamour), and a regular contributor to CANADA AM, THE MARILYN 
"Jeanne Beker continues to be an incredible trailblazer in the Canadian 
television industry," said Crull. "Through innovation, tenacity, and élan, 
she has ensured Canadian content is seen and celebrated around the world." 
Since being named President of CTV News in December 2010, Freeman has been 
responsible for news, information, and current affairs programming, including 
CTV NATIONAL NEWS, CTV News Channel, BNN, CP24, and Also under her 
leadership are CANADA AM, W5, QUESTION PERIOD, and CTV News specials. Freeman 
presides over all Bell Media news editorial content and newsgathering efforts, 
and oversees the newsrooms' day-to-day operations, leading CTV News' 
award-winning and most-watched coverage of the world's biggest news stories, 
including the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, London 2012, and 
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. In 2012 under Freeman's leadership, the CTV News 
division was recognized with the prestigious RTNDA Bert Canning Award for Best 
Newscast for CTV NATIONAL NEWS, along with 46 other RTDNA awards for local and 
national news programs. 
"Wendy Freeman is a passionate leader who continues to work tirelessly in 
ensuring Canadian viewers, in places big and small, get the local, regional, 
national, and international news content that matters to them," said Crull. 
"On behalf of the WXN community of 18,000 women, we congratulate each of this 
year's Winners who we honour as part of the 10(th) year of the Top 100 
Awards," said Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women's Executive Network. "This is an 
extraordinary group of female leaders who join our community, and they truly 
embody the qualities WXN strives to recognize; they are dynamic, inspiring and 
engaging leaders blazing new trails for the next generation." 
Co-presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, WXN has awarded an outstanding group of 
women this year from a variety of industries ranging from corporate executives 
and entrepreneurs to trailblazers and trendsetters changing the world with 
their professional contributions. This year, WXN celebrates a decade of the 
Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, paying tribute to the 653 
incredible women who have received this honour to date, including 88 of whom 
who have joined the Top 100 Hall of Fame. The complete list of 2012 Top 100 
Award Winners can be found at 
Beker AND Freeman will attend the award celebration on December 5 at the 
Sheraton Centre Toronto, where the Top 100 Award Winners will lead WXN's 
afternoon leadership Summit, appropriately themed "An Afternoon of Inspired 
Leadership," offering insight to the more than 400 women in attendance. Award 
winners will then be celebrated at the Top 100 Awards 10(th) annual Gala 
Dinner that evening. Gala attendees will hear from Laureen Harper, who will 
present the Public Sector Leaders Award category, as well as from keynote 
speakers Jeanne Beker and Bonnie Brooks, Hudson's Bay Company President and 
About the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the 
advancement and recognition of 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. 
In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an 
international community of female leaders.
More information and details are available at or 
About Bell Media 
Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in 
television, radio and digital. With passion and an unrelenting commitment to 
excellence, Bell Media entertains, informs and inspires Canadians. Bell Media 
owns 28 conventional stations, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, 
and owns and operates 30 specialty channels, including TSN, Canada's #1 
specialty channel and RDS, Canada's #1 French-language specialty channel. Bell 
Media also owns 33 radio stations, dozens of websites including the portal, and Dome Productions Inc. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. 
(TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell 
Media, please visit 
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