A Powerful Leader

Redwood Classics is thrilled to inform you that today, Kathy Cheng was named as a recipient of the Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) award for 2013’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, these awards celebrate and highlight the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

“I am thrilled and humbled beyond belief to be named among such a prestigious group of trailblazers,” said Kathy Cheng, President, Redwood Classics Apparel. “Our company started as a small-scale sewing group in a largely male-dominated industry. Today, many of our top-level positions are occupied by strong women – a true testament to how far we’ve come in corporate Canada. This is the world I want my little girl to grow up in; one that has no boundaries when it comes to achieving greatness.”

Since its inception in 1997, WXN has created and delivered innovative networking, mentoring and professional and personal development opportunities for women in leadership roles, growing into a sizable community of more than 19,000 members strong across Canada and Ireland.  As of today, WXN has honoured 728 of Canada’s most powerful women and inducted 93 of these women into the Top 100 Hall of Fame.

This year’s Top 100 Leadership Summit and Awards Gala on December 4th, 2013, is themed “What Glass Ceiling?” Speakers include Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada; Christine Magee, President & Co-Founder of Sleep Country Canada; Dr. Fiona Costello, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary; and Sue Paish, CEO of Lifelabs. On the evening of the event, more than 1,100 attendees will honour the 2013 Top 100 Award Winners at a Gala dinner where the keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian female astronaut and neurologist in space aboard NASA’s 1992 space shuttle Discovery. Returning for the second year as the Gala Emcee is News Anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake, co-host CBC News Toronto and 2011 Consumer’s Choice Awards’ GTA Woman of the Year.

“Every year we see the high quality of female leadership in this country as we review the applications for these Awards,” said Pamela Jeffery, WXN Founder. “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.”

The full list of WXN’s 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-women/.

More information and details are available at wxnetwork.com or top100women.ca.