Stephenson named to power list

Carol Stephenson, Richard Ivey School of Business dean, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award in the Corporate Directors category.

“Carol is one of those exceptional leaders whose influence, experience, skills and knowledge have made a difference in multiple sectors of Canadian society,” says Amit Chakma, University of Western Ontario president. “In her role as the dean, Carol leads one of Canada’s greatest business schools, and her counsel is sought by a wide range of corporate, governmental and community organizations who recognize the value she can bring to practically any endeavour.”

Stephenson, named to this list for the third time, joins a community of 584 women who have received the award, recognizing the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada.

Since joining Ivey in 2003, Stephenson has led the drive to re-shape the teaching of business education. Originally from Petrolia, she spent many years in the Canadian telecom industry. As a widely respected CEO, she brings more than 30 years of progressive experience in marketing, operations, strategic planning, technology development and financial management to Canada’s premier business school. She currently serves on several boards for top Canadian companies including an appointment by the Governments of Canada and Ontario to serve as a board member for General Motors.

In December 2009, Stephenson was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.

“We are thrilled to recognize this year’s extraordinary group of winners, honouring leadership talent from coast to coast,” says Pamela Jeffery, Women’s Executive Network founder. “Our Top 100 winners form an amazing community of high-achieving women who are inspirations to Canada’s next generation of leaders.”

Visit the website to review the complete list of 2011 winners.