Three University of Calgary alumnae were recognized among Canada’s “100 Most Powerful Women” of 2013 by a national organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles.
The three – Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, BA’91, Janice Odegaard, LLB’84, and Marie Delorme, PhD’12 – were part of a group of 100 women whose accomplishments and leadership were honoured at a Women’s Executive Network regional awards gala Thursday evening at the Westin Calgary.
The WXN Foundation supports the advancement and empowerment of women by creating mentoring, learning and networking opportunities for high-potential women across Canada and internationally. Since 1997, 728 remarkable women have been honoured.
- Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla: The immigration consultant and president of Gulamani-Abdulla & Co. received the honour for her executive leadership and contributions to the community under the RBC Champion Award category.
- Janice Odegaard: Senior vice-president and general counsel for Suncor Energy, Odegaard was honoured in the Scotiabank Corporate Executives Award category, which recognizes innovative and strategic leadership resulting in enhanced corporate performance.
- Marie Delorme: A consultant and CEO of The Imagination Group, Delorme received the Glencore Trailblazers and Trendsetters Award, given to innovative pioneers who navigate new territory and lead by example.