Women of Indian origin in Canada’s ‘100 most powerful’ list
Film-maker, actress and mental health advocate Shreya Patel; board member of Ontario Health and Ontario Power Generation Anju Virmani; founder & CEO of social enterprise STEM Minds Corp Anu Bindai; CEO and founder of smart wheelchairs startup-up Braze Mobility Inc Dr Pooja Viswanathan; academician and provost vice -president academic of University of British Columbia Okanagan Dr Ananya Mukherjee Reed; vice president consumer health, TELUS Health Juggy Sihota; founder and president, Articulate Youth Activisim initiative Bhanvi Sachdeva; COO of Surrey Hospitals Foundation Azra Hussain; and Plan International Canada supervisor Lavanya Hariharan are all among an elite group of Canada’s most powerful women. These women of Indian-origin are all on a list of Canada’s Most Power Women: Top 100 Award Winners for 2021.
The list, released last month by Women’s Executive Network, recognizes 105 outstanding women across Canada who advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow’s leaders. “When I look at this year’s winners, I see a group of radically authentic women who remind us all of what it means to stand up with courage, for themselves and those around them,” said Sherri Stevens, owner, and CEO of WXN. “By recognizing and celebrating the strength, fearlessness, resilience, and heart these women demonstrate, we can inspire more of the same in generations to come.” The awards, present in 13 categories, span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
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