Women's Executive Network founder Pamela Jeffery named to Fast Company's League of Extraordinary Women
TORONTO, June 28, 2012 - The Women's Executive Network (WXN) announced today that its founder, Pamela Jeffery has been named to Fast Company's 2012 League of Extraordinary Women in the leadership category.
The League of Extraordinary Women recognizes 60 women from the world's largest companies, innovative start-ups, philanthropic organizations, government and arts for their dedication to changing the lives of women and girls everywhere. Jeffery joins other charter members of this inaugural list as influencers who are changing the world.
"It's an honour to be included in the company of these great women," Jeffery said. "At WXN we inspire smart women to lead. WXN works hard every day to enrich the personal and professional lives of thousands of women around the world so that they can go on to inspire the next generation of leaders who will hopefully be included in lists like this."
Jeffery joins luminaries on the list including Maria Eitel, CEO of the Nike Foundation and Charlotte Oades, Global Director of Coca-Cola 5 By 20, who are responsible for giving women's issues a voice in large organizations. Also included are others such as Pat Mitchell, CEO of The Paley Center for Media who is dedicated to bringing together leaders in the media as well as famous names including Melinda Gates, Tory Burch, Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton.
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WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire connect and recognize our community of 18,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.
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