It is with great pride that the Business & Professional Women’s Club of Calgary (BPW Calgary) announces that Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla, President of BPW Calgary, and, Founder of Gulamani-Abdulla & Co., Immigration Consulting, has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. This prestigious award will be presented to Jenny by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) at a national gala ceremony on December 4, 2013 in Toronto. There will also be a regional gala in Calgary on March 6, 2014. (For more details about the gala and to order tickets, visit the WXN website.)
The WXN awards celebrate the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Since 1997, 728 remarkable women have been honoured. Jenny is receiving the honour for her outstanding executive leadership and contributions to the community under the RBC Champion Awards Category. She is being recognized for making a distinct and describable difference to the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace by serving as a role model and as an agent of change.
At BPW Calgary, Jenny has made a dramatic impact by strengthening the core programs through mentorship and scholarships. She is a solid advocate for Equal Pay and has reached out to various levels of government, civil societies, educational institutions and the public through media to move forward on the issue of gender wage gap which continues to persist in Canada. Jenny has led a resolution nationally on human trafficking through BPW Canada to improve conditions for female foreign workers by calling for tighter controls and identifying businesses that victimize women in the workplace.
Over the last two decades, through her immigration practice Jenny has assisted women worldwide to re-unite with their families in Canada by providing access to professional advice at no cost, especially at a time when they have been at high risk and most vulnerable. Through these various undertakings, Jenny has worked tirelessly to advance issues affecting women.
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