Mercedes-Benz Canada is pleased to announce an exceptional cohort of Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award winners, as part of the Womens Executive Networks (WXN) 20th Annual Top 100 Awards Gala. The 14 winners will be recognized at the gala, themed Live Your Truth, on November 17, 2022 at the Fairmont Royal York Toronto.
First launched in 2018, as part of the OEMs global Shes Mercedes platform, the Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award recognizes professional women (aged 30-40) who are seen as high-potential contributors and who have achieved successive leadership positions. Around the world, Shes Mercedes serves as a catalyst for high-performing women to develop new ideas and connect with likeminded peers across industries, which makes it a natural fit with WXN.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award recipients are:Lauren Tedesco, Senior Vice-President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers AssociationRacheal Awe, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO, Canadian Tire CorporationNurin Thawer, AVP, Portfolio Management & Enterprise Planning, Canadian Tire CorporationRoanne Weyermars, Vice President Public Affairs, Communications and Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Coast Capital SavingsJane Hung, AVP, Corporate Development, Definity Financial CorporationNatalia Larrea Brito, Director, Euroconsult USDr. Angie Clarke, Associate Vice-President, Academic and Student Affairs, Marine Institute of Memorial UniversityShelly-Ann Rampersad, Vice President, Clinical Operations, Maple CorporationTehsin Jaffer, Lead, Global Youth Engagement, Plan International CanadaCaroline Tutakiewicz, Senior Director, Fraud and Security Risk Management, RBCNupi Zubair, Vice President Direct Investing Acquisition & Distribution, TD BankSimone Harrington, Vice President, Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health PartnersDr. Sabine Kuss, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Associate Editor, Electrochemical Science Advances (Wiley)Raman Dhaliwal, Associate Vice-President (Administration), University of Manitoba; Executive Director, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
In September 2022, Mercedes-Benz Canada hosted two inspirational events to celebrate and inspire exceptional women. On September 21, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award recipients participated in a Shes Mercedes retreat that included: a workshop with Wellness Leader & Life coach Eva Redpath to focus on personal goal-setting and achievement; a Style Masterclass by celebrity stylist and fashion consultant Julianne Costigan; and a professional headshot photoshoot with Erin Leydon.
On September 22, the first-ever WXN Emerging Leaders Summit presented by Mercedes-Benz offered high-achieving women a full day of professional and personal development opportunities. Themed Driven by Purpose, this engaging day included a powerful keynote from professional racecar driver Demi Chalkias (featured in the latest Shes Mercedes x Mercedes-AMG campaign), as well as a series of presentations and conversations designed to address topics that professional women identified as their biggest challenges, opportunities and areas of interest.
Mercedes-Benz Canada is proud of its longstanding partnership with WXN and our shared goal to put more women in the drivers seat. We cant wait to celebrate this diverse group of women, who exemplify intelligence, grit and impactful leadership, while pushing boundaries and opening new doors for themselves and for others.Andreas Tetzloff, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada
Our long-lasting partnership with Mercedes-Benz is vital to the way we fuel the next generation of professional women as they rise as leaders within their organizations and communities. Im proud of the passion, purpose and accomplishments achieved by this years winners, just as Im proud of the difference were making through this partnership to not only show young, professional women whats possible but also help them take real steps to realize their goals.Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN
About Shes Mercedes As part of its commitment to female advancement, Mercedes-Benz supports Shes Mercedes, a platform which connects, inspires and empowers women who are at the top of their game. It is intended to serve as a network for successful womena catalyst for great conversations, a forum for developing new ideas, and a space to connect likeminded women who have the will to forge and define their own path. This mindset was embodied in the past by the visionary automotive pioneer Bertha Benz. As a source of inspiration and business partner to her husband Carl Benz, Bertha was the first person to undertake a long-distance journey in a motorized vehicle; by doing so, she laid the foundation for a whole new industry and paved the way for the Mercedes-Benz success story.
To learn more about the Shes Mercedes platform, please visit https://www.mercedes-benz.ca/en/shesmercedes.
About Mercedes-Benz Canada Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes-EQ passenger vehicles, as well as Mercedes-Benz Vans. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada employs approximately 250 people across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 59 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 36,240 vehicles in 2021. This positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the eighth consecutive year.