WFUWO Named to Prestigious Top 25 Women of Influence™ Ranking

Irene (Orysia) Sushko Joins Ranks of Canada’s Most Influential Female Executives

The World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations (WFUWO) is proud to announce its President, Irene (Orysia) Sushko, C.M. has been named as one of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence™ by Women of Influence, Inc., North America’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women. This prestigious ranking celebrates and showcases the accomplishments of Canadian senior executives who have achieved the highest levels of professional success and have made a significant difference in their field. Irene was one of only five women applauded for their contribution and influence in the NGO category.

“The level of influence, stature and accomplishments of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence is without question, outstanding and unparalleled,” said Carolyn Lawrence, President and CEO of Women of Influence. “Although this year’s women have varied backgrounds, professions, personalities and skills, they all share the same passion, ambition and drive to make meaningful and transformational contributions to the Canadian economy, their communities, their workplaces, and to the next generation. They are women of influence in every sense of the word.”

Irene (Orysia) Sushko, C.M. will be profiled alongside fellow recipients in the winter issue of Women of Influence magazine. But that’s not all – from September 2nd to September 15th, fans and supporters are encouraged to show their support and vote for Irene as the woman they would like to see featured on the cover of this marquee issue. This flagship edition will be available November 21, 2014.

“Thank you for this profound honour”, beamed Irene. “To stand alongside such powerhouse women as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence for 2014, is a truly humbling privilege. May Canadian women continue to blaze trails in every field of business, government and community, in this nation and across the globe, and may we continue to celebrate these achievements with recognitions such as the Top 25 Women of Influence. Celebrating, supporting and encouraging one another in our varied endeavours is critical to broadening the scope of opportunities available to all Canadian women.”

Irene’s achievements will also be celebrated on December 4, 2014, at the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s 25th Premier and the first woman to serve in this role, will be headlining this event. Ranked among this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence™, her talk will focus in part on how she made history as the first female Premier in Ontario politics and how she is handling the pressures of the public eye.

For a full list of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence™, visit www.womenofinfluence.ca.

About the Top 25 Women of Influence™

Now in its fourth year, the Top 25 Women of Influence™ recognizes a select group of executives who have are influential in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services and the public sector. Recipients are selected based on both accomplishment and the magnitude of their influence over the past year, including number of employees, awards, board memberships, funds raised, business deals initiated and/or led, and published work. Having made a significant difference in their fields, these women serve as important role models for future female leaders across Canada. For more information, visit: www.womenofinfluence.ca/events/top-25.

About Women of Influence

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Intelligence, professional coaching, events, and media. It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine cities across North American including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit: www.womenofinfluence.ca.

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