Minister Leitch Congratulates Recipients of Canadian Women in Communications and Technology Awards

Minister Leitch Congratulates Recipients of Canadian Women in Communications 
and Technology Awards 
OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of 
Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the recipients of the 
Canadian Women in Communications and Technology (CWCT) 2014 awards during an 
address at their annual event in Ottawa last evening. This event honours 
outstanding achievement in the fields of communications and technology each 
year. 
This year's award recipients are: 


    --  Woman of the Year: Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News (Bell
        Media)
    --  Company of the Year: COGECO Cable Canada
    --  Chair of Distinction: Barb Williams, SVP Content, Shaw Media
    --  Leadership Awards:
        o Trailblazer - Corporate: Mary Ann Turcke, EVP Field
          Operations, Bell Canada
        o Trailblazer - Media: Rosemary Thompson, Director of
          Communications & Public Affairs, and Corporate Secretary,
          National Arts Centre (Ottawa)
        o Game Changer (Advocate of Women in a Non-Traditional Role):
          Nathalie Cook, VP of Sales & Partnerships, TSN (Bell Media)
        o Diversity Champion: Sabrina Geremia, Managing Director,
          Integrated Solutions, Google Canada
        o Technology Innovator: Lynda Partner, CEO, Partners Inc.
        o Mentor of the Year: Philip Porado, Executive Editor, Advisor
          Group, Rogers Publishing Ltd.
        o Innovator: Shelagh Stoneham, SVP & GM, Brands & Marketing
          Communications, Rogers Communications Inc.
        o WCT Leader: Dennie Theodore, Senior Manager, Strategic
          Planning & Partnerships for Transformation, TD Bank
        o Communicator - Corporate Communications: Jackie King, SVP &
          General Manager, Hill & Knowlton Canada
        o Communicator - Communications Excellence: Laura Peck, VP &
          Principal, McLoughlin Media, Media Training & Counsel

Quick Facts
    --  For over 20 years, CWCT (formerly known as Canadian Women in
        Communications) has advanced women in the fields of
        communications and technology by providing opportunities to
        network, share knowledge, and advance their careers.
    --  Through Status of Women Canada, the government's support for
        community-based projects has nearly doubled since 2006-2007,
        from $10.8 million to close to $19 million, its highest level
        ever, and supporting more than 680 projects across Canada.
    --  Since 2007, the Government of Canada has delivered more than
        $53 million through the Women's Program at Status of Women
        Canada for projects that improve women's economic security and
        prosperity, and more than $21 million for projects that promote
        women in leadership and decision-making roles.

Quotes

"On behalf of the Government of Canada, and as Minister of Status of Women, I 
would like to offer heartfelt congratulations to each of this year's award 
recipients. Through their leadership and excellence, these individuals are 
supporting the success of businesses in a sector where women are at the 
forefront, while helping communities to thrive and our economy to prosper."

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch Minister of Labour and Minister of Status 
of Women

Additional Links
    --  Information About Status of Women Canada at women.gc.ca

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SOURCE  Status of Women Canada 
For media inquiries only: Andrew McGrath, Press Secretary, Office of the Hon. 
Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of 
Status of Women, Tel: 819-953-5646; For all other inquiries: Nanci-Jean Waugh, 
Director General, Communications and Public Affairs, Status of Women Canada, 
Tel: 819-420-6810 
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