Mar 02, 2015


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Sharon Carry to be Honoured at Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Gala

CALGARY - Bow Valley College is pleased to announce that Sharon Carry, CEO and President of Bow Valley College, will be recognized for her Top 100 Award from the Women's Executive Network at a celebratory Awards Gala on March 4, 2015. 

The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada's strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.

Carry will be among 17 women from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan that will be honoured at the Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Gala in Calgary. Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay, International Human Rights & Democracy Activist will be the keynote speaker for this inspiring event.

"I'm delighted to receive the WXN Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 award. The WXN recognizes the great talent and skills of female leaders in diverse fields such as banking, journalism, higher education, health care, and not-for-profits, and I am truly honoured to be joining their ranks," said Carry.

The Top 100 Awards celebrate and highlight professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is under growing pressure to promote more female leaders into board and executive office positions.  

"Despite ever-changing styles and tastes, great leadership is timeless," says WXN Founder Pamela Jeffery. "Top 100 Award Winners are a testament to the incredible range of female talent and leadership in Canada and proof that change is happening, with more women earning a place at the highest levels of Canadian organizations."

Carry is a recognized leader in the education field, who continues to focus her efforts on the transformative potential of education to change the lives of adult learners. Under her leadership, the College has nearly doubled enrolment; expanded its reach; introduced dozens of new programs; embraced a new mandate as Calgary and region's one and only comprehensive community college; and substantially increased revenues. To meet the growing demands of the workplace, the College has also completed a $300 million campus expansion project to create access to careers for some 20,000 full-and part-time students.

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Editor's note:

The full list of WXN's 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN) At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,500 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Bow Valley College - Calgary and region's only Comprehensive Community College - with more than 14,000 full- and part-time students, is a leader in business and health career training, adult upgrading, and English Language Learning. BVC's Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES), workplace training for immigrant professionals and employment services provide a wide range of services for businesses and professionals. 

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