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Women in Communications and Technology award winners unveiled

February 20, 2014  

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Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) today announced the names of 13 recipients of its Annual Awards, which recognize individual and corporate leadership in advancing women’s achievement in Canada’s rapidly growing digital economy.

Formerly Canadian Women in Communications (CWC), the revamped WCT organization now represents 2,500 women in professions and industries from traditional media and corporate communications to information management and technology.

The awards will be presented at WCT’s Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on Apr. 7.

“We are very proud of the calibre of talent we are recognizing this year,” said Joanne Stanley, executive director of the WCT.  “Each person and company we are honouring plays a significant role in defining and inspiring positive change, advancement and opportunities for women in the sectors WCT represents.”

2014 Annual Awards Winners:

Woman of the Year
Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News (Bell Media).

Company of the Year: 
Cogeco Cable Canada

Chair of Distinction
Barb Williams, SVP Content, Shaw Media.

Leadership Awards 

Trailblazer – Corporate
Mary Ann Turcke, EVP Field Operations, BellCanada.

Trailblazer – Media
Rosemary Thompson, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, and Corporate Secretary, National Arts Centre (Ottawa).

Game Changer (Advocate of Women in a Non-Traditional Role)
Nathalie Cook, VP of Sales & Partnerships, TSN (Bell Media).

Diversity Champion
Sabrina Geremia, Managing Director, Integrated Solutions, Google Canada.

Technology Innovator 
Lynda Partner, CEO, Partners Inc. 

Mentor of the Year 
Philip Porado, Executive Editor, Advisor Group, Rogers Publishing Ltd.

Shelagh Stoneham, SVP & GM, Brands & Marketing Communications, Rogers Communications Inc. 

WCT Leader 
Dennie Theodore, Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Partnerships for Transformation, TD Bank.

Communicator – Corporate Communications 
Jackie King, SVP & General Manager, Hill&KnowltonCanada.

Communicator – Communications Excellence 
Laura Peck, VP & Principal, McLoughlin Media, Media Training & Counsel.


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