Plan Canada Named to Prestigious Top 25 Women of Influence™ Ranking

Rosemary McCarney joins ranks of Canada’s most influential female executives.

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Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan Canada

Rosemary McCarney has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence in 2014.

Toronto (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Plan Canada is proud to announce its President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney, has been named as one of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence™ by Women of Influence, Inc., North America’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women. This prestigious ranking celebrates and showcases the accomplishments of Canadian senior executives who have achieved the highest levels of professional success and have made a significant difference in their field. Rosemary McCarney was one of only five women applauded for their contribution and influence in the NGO category. Rosemary McCarney has also won this award in 2013, 2012, and 2011 – every year since the ranking's inception.

“The level of influence, stature and accomplishments of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence is without question, outstanding and unparalleled,” said Carolyn Lawrence, President and CEO of Women of Influence. “Although this year’s women have varied backgrounds, professions, personalities and skills, they all share the same passion, ambition and drive to make meaningful and transformational contributions to the Canadian economy, their communities, their workplaces, and to the next generation. They are women of influence in every sense of the word.”

Rosemary McCarney will be profiled alongside fellow recipients in the winter issue of Women of Influence Magazine. But that’s not all – from September 2 to September 15, 2014, fans and supporters are encouraged to show their support and vote for Rosemary McCarney as the woman they would like to see featured on the cover of this marquee issue. To place your vote, please visit http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/top-25-cover-contest/. This flagship edition will be available on November 21, 2014.

Rosemary McCarney will also be celebrated on December 4, 2014 at the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s 25th Premier and the first woman to serve in this role, will be headlining this event. Ranked among this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence™, her talk will focus in part on how she made history as the first female Premier in Ontario politics and how she is handling the pressures of the public eye.

For a full list of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence™, visit: http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/events/top-25/

About Plan and the Because I am a Girl initiative

Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. Because I am a Girl is Plan’s global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty. Visit plancanada.ca and becauseiamagirl.ca for more information.

About the Top 25 Women of Influence™

Now in its fourth year, the Top 25 Women of Influence™ recognizes a select group of executives who have are influential in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services and the public sector. Recipients are selected based on both accomplishment and the magnitude of their influence over the past year, including number of employees, awards, board memberships, funds raised, business deals initiated and/or led, and published work. Having made a significant difference in their fields, these women serve as important role models for future female leaders across Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/events/top-25.

About Women of Influence

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Intelligence, professional coaching, events, and media. It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine cities across North America including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit: womenofinfluence.ca.