A Vancouver Island woman is among Canada’s most powerful females.
Dana Collins of the Comox Valley was named to the 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners list by Women’s Executive Network.
The list recognizes outstanding women nationwide who advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow’s leaders. Recipients were selected by WXN’s Diversity Council of Canada, with awards in 13 different categories.
“I’m honoured to be named amongst this illustrious group of powerful women who are all committed to inspiring change,” Collins said in a press release.
Collins is the corporate executive officer for The Juniper Collective and made the list under the Manulife Science and Technology category, in recognition of the varied roles she’s played in challenging the status quo for knowledge, and female empowerment within Canada’s forest sector, according to the Women’s Executive Network.
“In a country that hosts 9 per cent of the world’s forests, I feel fortunate to work within Canada’s forest sector, building a career dedicated to the sustainable management of our natural resources,”
Other winners this year include Rona Ambrose, former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada; Shreya Patel, actress and mental health advocate; Angelyn Francis, a reporter with the Toronto Star; Corina Moore, president and chief executive officer of Ontario Northland; Anna Sinclair, entrepreneur and founder of Total Mom Inc.; Léonie Côté-Martin, president of Serenis; Dr. Gillian Mandich, founder of the International Happiness Institute of Health Science Research; and Janet Lin, a senior director with Loblaw Companies.
“When I look at this year’s winners, I see a group of radically authentic women who remind us all of what it means to stand up with courage, for ourselves and those around them,” Sherri Stevens, owner and chief executive officer of the Women’s Executive Network, said in a press release. “By recognizing and celebrating the strength, fearlessness, resilience and heart these women demonstrate, we can inspire more of the same in generations to come.”
For more information on WXN and the Top 100 awards, visit https://wxnetwork.com/