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Schneider Electric Canada president named to 2019 Most Powerful Women list

November 26, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Susan Uthayakumar, president, Schneider Electric Canada. Photo: Schneider ElectricSusan Uthayakumar. Photo: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric Canada’s president, Susan Uthayakumar, has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) for 2019.

WXN hosted an awards gala on November 21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for more than 1,400 senior-level professionals to recognize the Top 100 winners, who are women across Canada who advocate for diversity in the workforce and act as mentors for the next generation.

“I am honoured to be recognized among this list of incredible women as a Top 100 Award winner this year,” says Uthayakumar in a release. “Being considered one of Canada’s most influential women leaders reinforces my commitment to myself, my colleagues and my peers to continue leading with purpose and passion to inspire change for the betterment of society.”

Schneider Electric has a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, recognized through awards and accolades globally and in the markets where it operates. [Earlier this year, Manufacturing AUTOMATION chatted to Uthayakumar and Olivier Blum, global chief HR officer for Schneider Electric, about how to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.]


The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN’s Diversity Council. The final vetting process for the 2019 Top 100 Award Winners was completed by WXN’s 2018-2019 Diversity Champions.

“We are celebrating 110 of Canada’s highest achieving women in fields ranging from arts and entertainment to sports and science,” says Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN. “The Top 100 winners and 10 Hall of Fame Inductees exemplify power not through their standing or abilities, but rather through how they inspire, champion and empower others – which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements.”


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