Friday, November 25, 2005

Supreme Court Law Clerk Named One of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Roxanne Joyal, one of the law clerks at the Supreme Court of Canada, has been named one of the top 100 most powerful Canadian women. She is one of four young women selected for the Future Leaders category.

This is the third year that the top 100 list has been compiled by the Women's Executive Network, a leading association of Canadian women executives.

Ms. Joyal was nominated for her work with Free the Children, a group she helped found that aims to eliminate child exploitation around the world.

The Top 100 Awards Program recognizes exceptional Canadian women in seven categories: Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs, Public Sector Leaders, Trailblazers, Professionals, Champions and Future Leaders.

According to the November 24 Globe and Mail article A new generation of powerful women [subscription may be required after 7 days], 2005 marks the first year that a Future Leaders category has been included. Pamela Jeffery, founder of the top 100 list, is quoted as saying "'The women who paved the way, they're usually the award winners ... and their attitude often is that they had to work very hard to get where they are. They had to work twice as hard as a man. They had to make some really hard choices.' Among younger women, there's a greater sense of optimism, she said. 'They believe that things are going to be better for them,' she said, 'so there's an attitude shift there'."

The full Top 100 list can be found on the Women's Executive Network website.


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:29 pm


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