Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Nov 21, 2019

EIN 48 SusanU 400Susan Uthayakumar, country president, Schneider Electric, has been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner, presented by KPMG.

The list of Top 100 Winners was released today, paying tribute to the outstanding women across Canada who advocate for diversity in the workforce and inspire the next generation of leaders.

“I am honoured to be recognized among this list of incredible women as a Top 100 Award winner this year,” says Susan Uthayakumar, country president, Schneider Electric. “Being considered one of Canada’s most influential women leaders reinforces my commitment to myself, my colleagues and my peers to continue leading with purpose and passion to inspire change for the betterment of society.”

Schneider Electric has a strong and longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, recognized through awards and accolades globally and in the diverse markets where it operates. The company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion ensure that its employees—no matter who they are, or where in the world they live—feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best, leading to greater engagement, performance and innovation.

The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN’s Diversity Council. The final vetting process for the 2019 Top 100 Award Winners was completed by WXN’s 2018-2019 Diversity Champions.

“We are celebrating 110 of Canada’s highest achieving women in fields ranging from arts and entertainment to sports and science,” said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN. “The Top 100 winners and 10 Hall of Fame Inductees exemplify power not through their standing or abilities, but rather through how they inspire, champion and empower others – which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements.”

Past Award Winners includes Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author, Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications, Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada, Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada, Heather Reisman, founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music, and Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

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