Women in the Lead profiles FanTrust President Catherine Warren

Women in the Lead profiles FanTrust President Catherine Warren

Corporate and non-profit boards looking to strengthen and diversify in 2009 now have the definitive resource for targeting top talent. Women in the Lead, a new book and online resource, features outstanding women from across Canada already at the helm and ready to take on more.

“It is critical for boards to attract and retain female directors in order for both corporations and non-profits to thrive and prosper,” said Catherine Warren, president of FanTrust Entertainment Strategies and one of the women featured in the publication. “With today’s economy hanging in the balance, there is no better time to improve governance and strengthen board leadership with women’s voices, influence and experience.”

A veteran board director, Warren currently serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including the United Way and the Bell Broadcast & New Media Fund.

Individuals cited in the directory have distinguished themselves in a wide variety of sectors, representing more than 3000 boards. According to the publisher, these accomplished women were chosen because their professional expertise and experience recommend them as candidates for corporate board appointments. Each leader was selected from a large number of submissions by an advisory group using rigorous criteria.

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The book was designed as the go-to directory for board chairs, CEOs and nominating committees who want to tap a powerful talent pool of qualified individuals for board appointments. It names prominent women and cites their notable credentials from a vast array of sectors including technology, media, law, medicine, healthcare, engineering, higher education and business.

Published through the Ivey School of Business and now in its fourth edition, the resource was edited by Doreen McKenzie-Sanders, C.M., an award-winning editor and former journalism professor with a long career in the field of business writing and publishing.

“The women listed are leaders in their work and communities,” noted McKenzie-Sanders. “They will certainly be counted among the outstanding Canadians with power and influence, now and in the future.

To learn more, or to access the directory, visit https://www.womeninthelead.ca/