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City Manager & CAO Janice Baker Inducted into Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame™

Nov 29, 2010

Today, the City of Mississauga's City Manager and CAO, Janice Baker, was inducted into Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) as part of the 2010 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Summit & Gala to be held in Toronto this evening.

"To be recognized with Canada's most powerful women by an organization dedicated to the advancement of women is an honour," said City Manager and CAO Janice Baker. "I hope other women are encouraged to enter into leadership roles and use their skills and talents to benefit their communities and organizations while pursuing career development."

Baker won previously three times in the Public Sector Leaders Category in 2005, 2007 and 2009 which resulted in her induction into the Hall of Fame this year. The Public Sector Leaders 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. For Janice Baker's biography, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/citymanager.

"Janice made a significant contribution as a leader in the public sector," said Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women's Executive Network. "Our Top 100 community is a powerful group of women who are at the top of their game, exemplify success and empower the next generation of women to take their careers to the next level."

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: www.top100women.ca.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 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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