Local CEO inducted into Canada’s most powerful women hall of fame


(press release)

Ottawa, Ontario (November 24, 2016): The Beacon Agency is proud to announce that its President and CEO, Janice McDonald has been inducted into the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame


McDonald received the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, presented by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Launched in 2003, Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards has become one of Canada’s most recognizable honours and is bestowed on Canada’s highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Janice Macdonald (submitted)

Janice Mcdonald (submitted)


“It’s a great honour to be recognized four years in a row,” said McDonald.  “Canada is the best country in the world and I am proud to play a role in the advancement of women’s leadership.” 


McDonald recently co-authored the pioneering national study on women entrepreneurs and their approach to risk in partnership with BMO and Carleton University called “A Force to Reckon With.”  Her latest startup is This Space Works.  


Earlier this year, McDonald was recognized with the Chair’s Award of Distinction from Women in Communications and Technology (WCT). With McDonald’s vision, WCT reached new levels of sustainability and member engagement, launching exciting, innovative programs and attracting new corporate sponsor and partners. She is a board director with Futurpreneur, Ashbury College, International Women’s Forum –Leadership Foundation, The Ottawa Senators Foundation and the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School.



More information about McDonald’s companies is available at:



About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of more than 19,500 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. 

OttawaStart Staff



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