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Women's executive network grows to 16,000 global members

By Workplace Staff

The Women's Executive Network (WXN), the largest association of female executives in Canada and Ireland, announced today that the organization has grown to include 16,000 members: 13,300 across Canada and 2,700 across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. These membership statistics reflect an annual growth of 33 per cent in Canada, and 26 per cent in Ireland.

“The advancement of women continues to be a top concern and business imperative for all organizations” says Pamela Jeffery, founder, Women’s Executive Network. “We have cultivated a strong community of women leaders. Through our programs, we continue to support their career advancement through delivering networking, mentoring and professional development. For our sponsors and corporate members, their partnership with us ensures they are recognized as employers of choice and champions for equality in the workplace.”

Members of WXN are managers, entrepreneurs, executives and professionals with expertise spanning all industries, including financial services, health and public service, government and public administration, legal services, technology, and professional services. Membership has increased steadily across all markets, with significantly strong growth in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Republic of Ireland.

In an effort to connect its members internationally, WXN recently launched a new web site to establish an online networking community. Members also have the opportunity to join the WXN LinkedIn group which now counts more than 2,400 members since it launched in September 2009.

The Women's Executive Network (WXN) is Canada's most influential female audience and the country's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of executive-minded women in the workplace. Since 1997, WXN has expanded rapidly to meet the needs of the growing number of female managers and executives across Canada. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of women leaders. WXN is also a founding member of The Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity on corporate and federal public sector boards. More information details are available at or

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