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Beatrix Dart named to the Top 100 of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent

Beatrix Dart, a Rotman professor and founder of the Rotman Initiative for Women in Business, has been named to the Top 100 of Canada's most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network (WXN). Beatrix receives the RBC Champion award for her efforts to advance women in the Canadian workplace.

Beatrix Dart

The Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto is pleased to announce Professor Beatrix Dart, Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business has been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. Dart was granted the RBC Champion award in recognition of her work in making a distinct and describable difference to the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace.

Professor Dart founded the Initiative for Women in Business in 2008 and since then has had an incredible influence on the lives of thousands of professional women in support of developing their careers. “I’m honoured to win this award," said Dart. "What started as an idea in 2008 to provide leadership programs for women has evolved into a personal mission to play a facilitative role in bringing businesses, academia and policy makers together to create gender equality across Canada. We’ve made strides but there’s still more work to be done by all female and male leaders to advance women.” 

As a proud supporter of women in leadership, the Initiative has been committed to strengthening the female talent pipeline since 2008. Together with award-winning faculty and corporate partners, the Initiative proudly supports the career development, decision-making and leadership skills of female professionals.

Beatrix Dart joins a prestigious community of past Award Winners, including Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

View the full list of WXN’s 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.

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