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International Women’s Forum President Deborah Shannon Trudeau Honored with Most Powerful Women: 100 Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Women’s Forum congratulates President Deborah Shannon Trudeau for being recognized as a 2019 RBC Champion by the Women’s Executive Network. The RBC Champions Awards recognize those who have made a describable difference to the advancement of women in the workplace.

The RBC Champions category is one of 12 categories under the larger Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, hosted by the Women’s Executive Network every year. It is Canada’s most recognizable award for the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

“We are so thrilled for Deborah, who has shown herself to be an exemplary leader of IWF,” said Stephanie O’Keefe, CEO of IWF. “We are fortunate that she has shared her life-long commitment to advancing women leaders with our 7,000-plus global members in 30 countries. She has made this passion a core tenet of her tenure here, and we are excited that she has been honored for it.”

“Deborah has been a very engaged IWF Canada member – sharing smart ideas and encouraging connections among our members,” said IWF Canada President Françoise Lyon. “This honor only solidifies what we already know: Deborah is a true game-changer for Canadian women.”

In addition to her role as President of IWF, Deborah is Senior Vice President of International Business and Licensing at Trudeau Corporation, a private company specializing in the design, development and distribution of its own kitchenware products around the world. She has over 30 years’ experience in project management, strategy, sales, marketing, brand positioning and international business relations.

The Women’s Executive Network is a member-based organization that exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. It delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs. Ms. Trudeau joins an esteemed list of 1,115 winners and 151 Hall of Fame inductees over the event’s 16-year history.

The International Women’s Forum (IWF) is an invitation-only membership organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. IWF advances women’s leadership and champions equality worldwide by connecting accomplished women both locally and globally. For more information, please visit


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International Women’s Forum President Deborah Shannon Trudeau Honored with “Most Powerful Women: 100 Award”
International Women’s Forum President Deborah Shannon Trudeau Honored with Most Powerful Women: 100 Award
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