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  Ce texte est également disponible en français.  For news releases and information on Status of Women Canada, go to women.gc.ca.    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  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/08/c1008.html  CO: Status of Women Canada ST: Ontario NI: TLS WNEWS ENT  
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