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City Manager & CAO Janice Baker Named as One of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Nov 30, 2009

Today, City Manager and CAO Janice Baker was named as one of Canada's most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) as part of the 2009 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Summit and Gala to be held in Toronto this evening.

"This recognition is an honour," said City Manager and CAO Janice Baker. "To be included amongst the most successful and influential women in our country is exciting. This program encourages all women to become leaders in their fields and reach for their dreams."

Baker won in the Public Sector Leaders Category. This category recognizes women who hold senior positions in Canada's public sector organizations. Nominees were judged on the following four criteria: Management Role; Vision and Leadership; Corporate Performance; Community Service, and were selected from federal government departments, provincial ministries and universities, municipalities, hospitals and regional health authorities.

This is the third and final WXN win for Baker, who won the designation in 2005 and 2007. WXN limits the maximum number of awards to three. For Janice Baker's biography, please visit

The WXN is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of executive-minded women in the workplace. For more information about the awards and the WXN, please visit

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."

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