Cathy Press named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Cathy Press, CEO of Chinook Helicopters Ltd, has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner, presented by KPMG in Toronto, Ontario, on Nov. 21, 2019.

Cathy Press, CEO of Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Chinook Helicopters Photo
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The list of Top 100 Winners was released on Nov. 21, paying tribute to the outstanding women across Canada who advocate for diversity in the workforce and inspire the next generation of leaders.

“We are celebrating 110 of Canada’s highest achieving women in fields ranging from arts and entertainment to sports and science,” said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN.

“All 110 winners exemplify power not through their standing or abilities, but rather through how they inspire, champion and empower others – which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements,” Stevens concluded.

The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN’s Diversity Council. The final vetting process for the 2019 Top 100 Award Winners was completed by WXN’s 2018-2019 Diversity Champions.

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Past award winners include Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music; and Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

To mark this year’s awards, WXN hosted an Awards Gala on Nov. 21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, with more than 1,400 senior professionals in attendance.

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