RBC's Jennifer Tory to Receive 2011 Catalyst Canada Honour
for Championing Women in Business
Tory demonstrates the power of innovation and active sponsorship in advancing women and diverse groups
TORONTO, JUNE 8, 2011— Catalyst Canada announced
today that it will honour Jennifer Tory, RBC's Regional President
of Greater Toronto, for her ongoing contributions to advancing
women in business. Ms. Tory has been instrumental in the advancement
of women and other diverse groups at RBC - where diversity
is a long-standing core value. The annual Catalyst Canada
Honours recognize exceptional individuals who have demonstrated
commitment, passion and results through their championship
of women's advancement in Canadian business.
"We believe that empowering women is both a business
imperative and the right thing to do. Jennifer is a true thought
leader who understands that to serve the market, you need
to hire the market," said Gordon M. Nixon, President
and CEO, RBC. "Jennifer has the ability to spot potential
early and has personally mentored and sponsored many women
and visible minority leaders at RBC. She has been a forerunner
and champion of active sponsorship and has helped our business
develop the full potential of our diverse talent."
A member of RBC's Diversity Leadership Council, chaired by
Mr. Nixon, Ms. Tory's innovative approaches have been successful
in advancing high-potential women and visible minorities as
part of her overall strategy of cultivating talent for results.
She has restructured regional market leadership roles to create
additional development opportunities and built a robust pipeline
of representative leaders by making it a personal goal to
select five junior diverse employees to proactively develop
and mentor each year. A champion and sponsor of diversity
throughout her 30-plus year career, Ms. Tory has also introduced
several strategic learning opportunities by supporting participation
on external boards, committees and special programs for women
and minorities, and by exposing talent to varied work experiences.
Ms. Tory's commitment to advancing women and diversity extends
beyond her role at the bank into the community, with her work
on the Boards of the Toronto International Film Festival and
the Toronto Board of Trade, and as the Chair of the Sunnybrook
Hospital Foundation's Capital Campaign.
Ms. Tory will be honoured for her commitment to advancing
women and diversity at The Catalyst Canada Honours dinner
on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at The Fairmont Royal York in
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ABOUT THE CATALYST CANADA HONOURS
The Catalyst Canada Honours celebrates champions of women
in Canadian business. Recognizing that what's good for women
is good for business, these exceptional individuals are personally
and visibly committed to the advancement of women and serve
as powerful role models for Canadian corporate leaders.
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For more information, please contact:
Georgia Maxwell, RBC