Four Bell leaders named to the list of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Four Bell leaders named to the list of Canada's Most Powerful Women 

    --  Mary Ann Turcke inducted into the Women's Executive Network
        Hall of Fame
    --  Bell Media's Marilyn Denis, Michelle Dubé and Sandie Rinaldo
        also honoured

MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today congratulated four of its 
leaders recognized by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) with the Canada's 
Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award: Mary Ann Turcke, Bell's Executive Vice 
President of Field Operations, inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame this year; 
Marilyn Denis and Sandie Rinaldo, recognized in the Arts & Communications 
category; and Michelle Dubé, awarded in the Future Leaders category.

"Mary Ann, Marilyn, Sandie and Michelle are dynamic and engaging leaders, 
dedicated to their work and to their communities, able to translate their 
energy, commitment and experience into outstanding business results while 
serving as a clear inspiration for their fellow team members," said George 
Cope, President and CEO of Bell Canada and BCE Inc. "On behalf of everyone at 
Bell, I offer them sincere thanks for their achievements and warmest 
congratulations on this well-deserved recognition by the Women's Executive 

A four-time WXN Top 100 award winner inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame this 
year, Mary Ann Turcke has been recognized for her success in driving Bell's 
customer-focused service strategy and the growth of Bell's next-generation 
Fibe TV and Internet services, for her leadership in the Bell Let's Talk 
mental health initiative, and for her support of the Women@Bell program, which 
mentors talented women leaders across Bell's national operations. Mary Ann is 
a member of the advisory board of the Queen's School of Business and the 
capital campaign for Queen's Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, and 
serves on the board of directors of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE).

Marilyn Denis is host of Canada's #1 lifestyle series, The Marilyn Denis Show, 
and, for 27 years, co-host of the Roger, Darren & Marilyn morning radio show 
on 104.5 CHUM FM. A dominating presence in Toronto radio and Canadian 
television, Marilyn's quick wit, connection with the audience and charm has 
made her a fan favourite. She is a dedicated advocate for the fight against 
ovarian and breast cancer, a vocal supporter of organ donation, and was one of 
the first members of the SickKids Constellation, a premier group of 
celebrities who support the efforts of SickKids Foundation, a not-for-profit 
children's charity that raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick 
Children in Toronto.

Sandie Rinaldo is weekend anchor of CTV National News, Canada's most-watched 
national newscast since 1985, CTV News Channel noon anchor three days per 
week, and co-host and reporter for CTV's investigative news program W5. While 
on Canada AM, she made broadcast history when she became the first woman in 
Canada to anchor a daily network newscast. In addition to being recognized 
with numerous prestigious awards for her contributions to journalism and 
broadcasting, Sandie's powerful W5 investigative documentaries into issues 
such as elder abuse, questionable practices in nursing homes, or trafficking 
of Canadian women in the sex trade, serve to uncover truths, spark action, and 
in many cases, legislative changes. Sandie is a long-time advocate for the 
fight against lung cancer. In honour of her late husband, Sandie is raising 
funds to establish a research chair dedicated to making advancements in lung 
cancer research and treatment. She and her children have also raised money to 
build a quiet room at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto for families coping with 
a cancer diagnosis and the difficult decisions that follow.

Michelle Dubé became co-anchor of Toronto's #1 newscasts, CTV News at Six and 
CTV News at Noon, just five years after starting her professional career in 
television news in 2007. Michelle brings the same unflappable professionalism 
to anchoring that she demonstrated daily as a field reporter, whether in the 
centre of violent G20 protests in 2010 in Toronto, or reporting live from atop 
the CN Tower's Skywalk. She is an active seniors and youth health advocate in 
her community and helps raise awareness by hosting a wide variety of 
events across the GTA each year. Known as a poised, articulate, mature, and 
highly professional journalist, Michelle routinely mentors aspiring 
newscasters and young women.

Bell has a proud history of WXN award winners, including Hall of Fame 
inductees Karen Sheriff, President & CEO of Bell Aliant, and Martine Turcotte, 
Bell's Vice Chair, Québec. Other Top 100 recipients include Jeanne Beker, 
Host of FashionTelevisionChannel; Karyn Brooks, Bell's Senior Vice President & 
Controller; Wendy Freeman, President of CTV News; and Heather Tulk, Senior 
Vice President, Bell Business Markets.

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 Bell Canada is the country's largest communications company, 
providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home 
phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier 
multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, 
including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched 
specialty channels. To learn more, please visit

The Bell Let's Talk mental health Initiative is a national charitable and 
awareness program promoting mental health across Canada with the Bell Let's 
Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant Bell funding of community care 
and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit

SOURCE  Bell Canada 
Jacqueline Michelis Bell Canada 1 855-785-1427 
Amy Doary Bell Media 416-384-2593 
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