Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia,centre, hopes to motivate and inspire future leaders.

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia,centre, hopes to motivate and inspire future leaders.

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President and CEO of Digital Nova Scotia, has been named a Top 100 Award Winner in KPMG’s Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women event. It is the fourth year in a row she has made the list and so has been inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame.

The list of Top 100 Winners recognizes outstanding women across Canada who have advocated for workplace diversity and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders, the organizers said in a release.

“My hope is that by profiling and acknowledging influential women, we will inspire and motivate our future leaders and show them that they have the power to drive change,” Bahr-Gedalia said.

Sherri Stevens, Chief Executive of WXN, said all 100 winners are role models for the generations who will follow.

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 2018 Top 100 Award Winners was completed by WXN’s 2017-2018 Diversity Champions.

Past winners include some of Canada’s best-known female trailblazers: author Margaret Atwood; astronaut Roberta Bondar; former Governor General Michaëlle Jean; Heather Reisman, founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music, and Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board at the Royal Bank of Canada.