The Portuguese-Canadian Ana Lopes has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network.
Released annually, these awards celebrate and highlight the professional achievements of women across the country. Ana was one of seven recipients of the Sun Life Financial Arts and Communications Award recognizing her leadership in helping transform Canadian arts and healthcare organizations. The panel of judges noted that as Chair of the Board she led the restructuring of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and its return to financial health. As Chair of Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation she provides leadership for raising the funds to create one of the world's most important psychiatric institutions.
The judges also noted that she has won numerous awards including the 2009 Volunteer of the Year for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Order of Canada in 2011.
WXN Founder Pamela Jeffery says, "The 2013 Top 100 Winners are a testament to the broad range of talent and leadership found in Canada and we believe that by recognizing and sharing the accomplishments of these women, we are encouraging the next generation to reach higher so that one day there will be no ceiling, just possibility."
Join us in celebrating the other 99 extraordinary women. The full list of recipients can be found here.