George Brown President Anne Sado inducted into WXN Hall of Fame

Anne SadoGeorge Brown College President Anne Sado joins a distinguished list of leaders—women who've demonstrated vision, influence, strong corporate performance and a commitment to their communities—as she's inducted into the Women's Executive Network Open New Browser Window (WXN) Top 100 Hall of Fame.

Sado is the first college president to receive the honour.

The WXN named her among Canada's most influential female leaders in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Sado receives the Hall of Fame distinction in the public sector category for her impressive achievements at George Brown and across Toronto. She received the honour at the Top 100 Leadership Summit on Nov. 27.

"It is an honour and a privilege to be inducted into the Top 100 Hall of Fame along with so many extraordinary female leaders," said Sado. "I want to thank the Women's Executive Network for shining a light on women leaders who are building better communities, pushing boundaries, and driving our economy forward."

The theme for the 2014 WXN summit is "Agents of Change"—an appropriate title considering Sado is among the honourees. Since Sado took the helm at George Brown in 2004 as the college's first female president, she:

  • Doubled the number of George Brown College graduates entering the workforce.
  • Led George Brown to become one of Canada's largest and most-respected colleges, playing an important role in strengthening the cultural, social and economic fabric of Toronto.
  • Has been named Chair of Polytechnics Canada (2013).

"Despite ever-changing styles and tastes, great leadership is timeless," says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. "Top 100 Award winners are a testament to the incredible range of female talent and leadership in Canada and proof that change is happening, with more women earning a place at the highest levels of Canadian organizations."

Learn more about George Brown College President Anne Sado.