Natasha Walji recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in WXN’s Top 100 to Celebrate and Inspire Female Leaders

Ismailimail is proud to share the story of Natasha Walji being recognized as one of the Women’s Executive Network’s  2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category.




Head of Industry, Branded Apparel, GOOGLE
BIO: Natasha Walji joined Google in 2010, holding various management roles in strategy and operations, finance and sales in both New York and Toronto. Before Google, Walji was a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company and, prior to consulting, she was a software developer. She currently serves on the boards for Ronald McDonald House Canada and Until the Last Child.
EARLY AND LASTING LESSONS: “Intrinsic motivation fuelled with meaningful purpose (e.g. to serve humanity) is more valuable than IQ to achieve your dreams.”
ON BEING DESCRIBED AS POWERFUL: “It is such an honour to be on this list. From my perspective, the word powerful is in reference to all the powerful influences that have shaped who I am.”
ON HOW TO RAISE YOUR VOICE: “I often find asking powerful, thought-provoking questions can be one of the most effective ways to raise your voice and to get others to revisit their perspective (through their own reflection).”


Ismailimail joins the Ismaili muslims community in celebrating Natasha Walji success and salutes her on being one Canada’s most powerful women & inspiring leaders.


Recognizing Canada’s top talent creates community of support for current and future generations

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ – The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) unveiled the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, who will be recognized during a gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s leading female executives who have raised their voices, overturned obstacles, empowered the voiceless and paved a path for the next generation. The Awards also applaud the organizations and networks that support them.

“Women are not just leading companies, headlines and new deals, we’re doing so in record numbers. In addition to closing the gender gap for participation in post-secondary education and the workforce, we’re excelling at the top levels of every sector.


The purpose of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards is about celebration and inspiration. By recognizing a community of now 939 remarkable women, we get the opportunity to look back, appreciate the hard work it took to get here and show the next generation of leaders what’s possible.”


– Sherri Stevens, WXN Owner & CEO



Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, the Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and are given to remarkable women in nine different categories: BMO Arts & Communications, RBC Champions, Accenture Corporate Directors, Scotiabank Corporate Executives, CIBC Entrepreneurs, TELUS Future Leaders, KPMG Professionals, PwC Public Sector Leaders, Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters, plus the inaugural Inclusion Vanguard Award, presented by Deloitte.

Earlier in the day, guests can attend the Leadership Summit, which delivers networking and inspiration on how, when and why to “Raise Your Voice.” Keynote speakers include Lt.-Gen. Christine Whitecross, 2011 & 2016 Award Winner; Lieutenant-General, Canadian Forces; Natasha Walji, 2016 Award Winner, Head of Industry, Branded Apparel, Google; and Cathy Sobocan, Voice & Presentation Skills Coach, Raise Your Voice Coaching.


Read the complete press release at WXN Unveils 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 to Celebrate and Inspire Female Leaders

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