SFU Business salutes EMBAs from Top 100 Most Powerful Women list

Dec 20, 2010

The Faculty of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University congratulates its outsanding alumni who have been included in the recently published “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” list from the Women’s Executive Network.

The SFU Business graduates are Zabeen Hirji (EMBA ’94), Chief Human Resources Officer at RBC; Loreen Paananen (EMBA ’95), Executive VP of Retail Development at Shoppers Drug Mart; and Bev Park (EMBA ’02), President and CEO, Couverdon Real Estate.

The three EMBA graduates are recognized in today’s Vancouver Sun (Canada & World section, page B4).

Annually, the Women’s Executive Network honours 100 women who are 2010’s top achievers — and leaders — in Canada’s private, public and not-for-profit sectors. The women recognized by the Top 100 Awards are creating legacies, changing perspectives and altering the face of business according to WXN founder Pamela Jeffery.

“With women like them succeeding in male-dominated industries, heading large corporations and starting their own businesses, the barriers to equality don’t seem insurmountable,” she said. “With the acknowledgment that organizations thrive when they have women on their leadership teams, more men are joining in and supporting the growth and development of women leaders. Our hope at WXN is that by recognizing and celebrating Canada’s female leaders, we will demonstrate to women in the Canadian workplace that women belong in boardrooms and executive offices across Canada and around the world.

The list — which includes the EMBA alumni from SFU Business — can be viewed in its entirety at: