Congratulations to the 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners
President & CEO, SAVIRA CULTURAL + CAPITAL PROJECTS
BIO: A dedicated advocate for culture, architecture and technology, Wende Cartwright blends business with concept development for large-scale building projects and global cultural events. She is leading the vision and planning for Toronto’s Union Station revitalization.
BREAKING BARRIERS: “Profound and systemic barriers for women continue to exist in the creative industries. Women may rise up the ranks quickly, only to find they are frozen out of senior leadership roles. I address this issue by first mentoring and supporting young women at every opportunity and second by starting my own business.”
WOMEN IN THE MEDIA: “I take every public opportunity to voice support for women leaders nationally and internationally, to encourage women to be ambitious and to celebrate our individual and collective achievements.” to Top
Artist, PATRICIA K. GAGIC
BIO: As comfortable in the world of business as she is in the world of art and advocacy, Patricia Gagic is an accomplished international contemporary artist with an extensive career in finance, banking, property management and entrepreneurship. Her work has been accepted into prestigious exhibitions in Zurich, Geneva and Berlin, as well as across France, Austria, Spain and North America.
TEAM/LEADERSHIP BUILDING: “It takes time to nurture a good team and be a good leader. The vision opens the door for the team to participate. Listening carefully to their suggestions and recommendations keeps me on track. If it’s necessary to change course, the team will support you when you are honest and realistic with them.”
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE WOMEN: “…believe their dreams and aspirations will happen and consider intuition a valuable asset.” to Top
Managing Director, Integrated Solutions, GOOGLE CANADA
BIO: Sabrina Geremia brings 20 years of global marketing technology sales and general management experience, along with an entrepreneurial spirit, to her position advising the C-suite. She translates the potential of technology to human behaviour and business opportunity. She’s also the founder and executive sponsor of [email protected] Canada and co-leads the [email protected] global strategy to inspire girls and women around the world.
BREAKING BARRIERS: “Women make up half the Canadian workforce but hold only 30 per cent of technology jobs. I work with cross-functional teams to connect our [email protected] Employee group to globally amplify amazing programs like Made With Code and Actua Codemakers. Last year in Canada, we ran Made With Code parties with the Boys & Girls Clubs and Girl Scouts to get them excited about coding. By the end of the parties, I saw 10-year-olds programming electronic beats and building animations.”
VP, CTV NEWS
Nominated as: VP, CTV News / General Manager, CP24
BIO:With more than 25 years’ experience at CTV, Joanne MacDonald is currently responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic vision of CP24, as well as maintaining her role with the operations of CTV News. She actively contributes to the professional development of young journalists and is on the Advisory board for Sheridan College journalism broadcast program.
BREAKING BARRIERS: “When I started in journalism, the barriers were many. But over the years it has been become apparent that more voices and greater diversity makes for better journalism.”
TEAM/LEADERSHIP BUILDING: “Our strategy has always been ‘the best idea wins.’ We encourage everyone to speak up. We welcome input and even arguments. From these discussions, the best ideas come forward! to Top
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