Allison Sekuler Named One Of Canada's Top 100
The annual award recognizes outstanding Canadian women from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors who advocate for diversity in the workforce and inspire the next generation of leaders.
The Women's Executive Network is a member-based organization for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada.
Allison, a professor with the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, also serves as a professor with the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, the Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, Vice President Research at Baycrest Health Sciences, Managing Director and Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute and Managing Director at the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation. Allison and three other female scientists have cofounded FoVea - Females of Vision et al - to build an international community of support for women and recognize exceptional women scientists.
"Canada's Most Powerful Women Award is the only award I have received that has made me want to show I can do more," Allison said in an interview with the Financial Post. "It has given me impetus - and the responsibility - to take things one step further and implement a program that will use the power of social media to bring mentors into the lives of women around the globe who lack these resources in their own area."