Silvia Montefiore joins community of Canada’s most iconic female leaders
We are pleased to announce Silvia Montefiore, Canadian Managing Partner, Business Enablement and Operations for KPMG in Canada has been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2018 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
The list of Top 100 Winners was released today, paying tribute to the outstanding women across Canada who have advocated for diversity in the workforce, and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders.
"We are celebrating 100 of Canada's highest achieving women in diverse fields," said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN. "All 100 are role models for the generations who will follow – which is why it's very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements."
"Silvia is one of KPMG's most respected and admired partners. She is forward thinking and strategically minded," said Elio Luongo, CEO and Senior Partner, KPMG in Canada. "She has been instrumental in leading our firm through a number of important changes over the past two years, including introducing innovative robotics technology to help better manage internal processes. She is an integral part of our management team and the lead partner on some of Canada's most important companies."
The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN's Diversity Council. The final vetting process for the 2018 Top 100 Award Winners was completed by WXN's 2017-2018 Diversity Champions.
Past Award Winners includes Canada's most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author, Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications, Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada, Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada, Heather Reisman, founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music, and Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.
To mark this year's awards, WXN is hosting an Awards Gala on November 22nd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More than 1400 senior professionals will attend.
For a full list of winners, please visit https://wxnetwork.com/wxn/top100winners/.
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 200,000 professionals, in 154 countries.
The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.
About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
Women's Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. At WXN, equity, inclusion and the advancement of professional women make industry stronger and society better. Their passion is 100% centered on empowering women and creating positive social change. WXN currently operates in Canada and Ireland.