TORONTO, November 5, 2012 - Catalyst Canada paid tribute to RBCs President and CEO Gordon M. Nixon for championship in the advancement of women in corporate Canada. The annual honours were presented at the organizations November 2012 gala.
Shortly after Mr. Nixons appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of RBC in 2001, he established the Diversity Leadership Council, which is responsible for overseeing the banks 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 Canadas 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 whats 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.