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Catalyst Canada Honours RBC's CEO Gordon M. Nixon as a Champion of Women's Advancement

TORONTO, November 5, 2012 - Catalyst Canada paid tribute to RBC’s President and CEO Gordon M. Nixon for championship in the advancement of women in corporate Canada. The annual honours were presented at the organization’s November 2012 gala.

“Shortly after Mr. Nixon’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of RBC in 2001, he established the Diversity Leadership Council, which is responsible for overseeing the bank’s diversity and inclusion strategy, key goals and results, and he has chaired the Council ever since,” Catalyst said in announcing the award. “Mr. Nixon has personally sponsored the development of many women at RBC, and during his tenure as CEO, many have achieved senior leadership positions.”

Catalyst, founded in 1962, has a mission to create visible role models for Canada’s current and future leaders. The Catalyst Canada Honours were created to inspire a robust pipeline of women and men leaders who will sponsor, champion, and promote the advancement of women in Canadian business, contributing to the overall sustainability and well-being of corporate Canada. The awards description recognizes that what’s good for women is good for business and says winners are exceptional individuals who are personally and visibly committed to the advancement of women and serve as powerful role models for Canadian corporate leaders.

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