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Women’s Executive Network celebrates women leaders

TORONTO, December 5, 2012 - Marking a decade of celebrating female leaders, the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) revealed the recipients of the 10th annual Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. Each year, these awards celebrate the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer, has been named a recipient of this prestigious award for 2012. As a four-time Top 100 Award Winner, Zabeen’s achievements are further honoured this year through her induction into the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame.

Zabeen joins a community of 653 women who have received the Top 100 Award, and 88 women who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame over the last decade.

Zabeen joined RBC in 1977 and has global responsibility for Human Resources as well as Brand, Communications and Corporate Citizenship. As a member of RBC's Group Executive, she is one of eight executives responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC. Zabeen’s community leadership includes serving as Co-Chair of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, member of the Governing Council for the University of Toronto and director of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program from the University of Michigan Business School.

The complete list of 2012 Top 100 Award winners can be found at


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