RBCs Kim Mason named one of Canadas
Top 25 Women of Influence
TORONTO, September 12, 2013 - RBC today congratulated
Kim Mason, the bank's Regional President for Atlantic Canada,
on being named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence
by Canada's Women of Influence Inc. She is one of five women
recognized for exceptional achievement in the business category
of the program.
"At RBC, we've built a culture that is deeply committed
to the advancement of women," said Wayne Bossert, executive
vice-president of Sales, Canadian Banking. "Gifted leaders
like Kim have helped to make us a more relevant, competitive
organization and a better corporate citizen through her tireless
dedication to the Atlantic communities we serve. Kim is an
outstanding role model, mentor and force for social good.
We couldn't be more proud to see her recognized in this way."
The Top 25 Women of Influence program is designed to
honour and celebrate women who have demonstrated, over the
last year, strong and unyielding leadership in one of five
distinct sectors spanning business, health care, non-governmental
organizations, professional services and the public sector.
Candidates are selected based solely on quantitative and
measurable criteria, including the number of notable positions
held, the number of board directorships, recent awards, the
person's contribution to their organization's growth and the
number of deals led and/or closed this year.
"I feel very privileged and humbled by this honour,
and am grateful to all of those who have played a role in
helping me achieve it," said Ms. Mason. "Special
thanks to my extremely dedicated team in Atlantic Canada,
my mentors, champions, peers and family, who have supported
me and my career aspirations every step of the way. Having
Canada's most valuable brand behind me has been a major factor
in my success as well. I feel privileged to work for a company
like RBC that is dedicated to helping all employees discover
their true potential. My hope is that this award will inspire
other women in business to pursue their goals without inhibition
and show them that having true passion for what you do does
translate into personal fulfillment and professional success."
Ms. Mason is responsible for setting the direction, developing
strategy and managing the performance and delivery of RBC's
products and services to more than 800,000 clients in the
four Atlantic Provinces.
Other accolades Ms. Mason has been honoured with include
Top 50 Atlantic CEO (2012 & 2013) and the Progress Women
of Excellence Award (2013). In 2012, she was also one of only
30 women from across the country to attend The Judy Project,
a leading executive program for women in Canada.
Ms. Mason's commitment to business leadership and the advancement
of women extends beyond her role at the bank into the community.
She devotes significant time to a number of not for profit
boards, with a specific emphasis on health care, education
and social services. She is also a much sought-after speaker
at community, academic and business events and panels.
Ms. Mason will receive her award at the Deloitte Women of
Influence Top 25 Luncheon in Toronto on December 3, 2013.
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries
operate under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest
bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and
are among the largest banks in the world, based on market
capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified
financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial
banking, wealth management services, insurance, and investor
services and wholesale banking on a global basis. We employ
approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve
more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S.
and 44 other countries. For more information, please visit
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through
donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities.
In 2012, we contributed more than $95 million to causes worldwide,
including donations and community investments of more than
$64 million and $31 million in sponsorships.
About Women of Influence
Women of Influence Inc. is North America's leading organization
dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It offers
solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender
Intelligence, professional coaching, events, and media. It
produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence
Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the
publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women
of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine
cities across North American including Vancouver, Calgary,
Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City,
and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.ca.
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For further information, please contact:
Lori Smith, Manager
of Public Affairs, RBC Atlantic Region,
Director, RBC Communications, 416 974-0833