WXN Announces Joanne Sallay, CEO of Teachers on Call, as one of 2023 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners

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WXN Announces Joanne Sallay, CEO of Teachers on Call, as one of 2023 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners

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WXN (Women’s Executive Network) and its partners proudly announced that President & CEO, Joanne Sallay, of Teachers on Call was named as one of 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners in the Compass Rose Entrepreneurship category. This prestigious award celebrates the incredible achievements and impact of women leaders across the country who have made significant contributions to their fields and communities.

Women entrepreneurs are leaving their mark on the world in creative and groundbreaking ways. This award announcement arrives just in time for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, which takes place annually on November 19th. Female founders and entrepreneurs play a vital role in transforming entire industries by closing the gender gap and empowering women and girls to become leaders in Canadian and global economies.

“After I graduated from university and first started out in my career, I attended the WXN Top 100 Awards Gala and was in awe of the accomplishments of the women on stage. Fast forward to present, I am both humbled and honoured to join this year's inspirational recipients to carry the light forward and ultimately pass the torch to the next generation of women leaders.”– Joanne Sallay, President & CEO, Teachers on Call

Joanne Sallay joins a community of remarkable leaders creating transformational change in 12 categories. The 2023 winners will be celebrated in person at the 21st annual Top 100 Awards Gala, hosted at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3 on November 30, 2023. The Top 100 Awards cover the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, with the winners selected by WXN's Diversity Council of Canada.

To date, 1628 women have been honoured, with 173 hall of fame inductees. How are the Top 100 Award Winners chosen? The WXN Diversity Council of Canada review each nominee to verify that they meet the selection criteria for the category in which they were nominated.

The WXN Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards are presented to impactful leaders in 12 categories:

  • Canadian Tire Community Impact

  • Canada’s Most Powerful CEOs, presented by Postmedia

  • C-Suite Executives

  • Amex Emerging Leaders

  • Compass Rose Entrepreneurs

  • Executive Leaders

  • RBC Future Launch Future Leaders

  • Professionals


  • CPKC Skilled Trades

  • Women of Courage, presented by Richardson Wealth

  • WXN Hall of Fame

Joanne Sallay joins the following leaders from across Canada as Compass Rose Entrepreneurs 2023 WXN National Award winners:

  • Anita Agrawal, CEO, Best Bargains Jewellery/Jewels 4 Ever

  • Kelsey Bessel, President, CEO and Founder, KMB Consulting

  • Rose Caputo, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Board Member, KeyData Associates Inc.

  • Erin Craven, CEO & Freedom Founder, UROSPOT

  • Dr. Marjorie Dixon, Founder, CEO, Medical Director, Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health

  • Kristi Hines, Founder & CEO, Hines Health Services Inc.

  • Gina Livy, CEO & Founder, Weight Loss by Gina, Inc. / The Livy Method

  • Jenn Lofgren, Founder and Managing Partner, Incito Executive & Leadership Development

  • Lisa Melchior, Founder & Manager Partner, Vertu Capital

  • Fadwa Mohanna, Founder & CEO, One37

  • Megan Rafuse, CEO & Co-Founder, Shift Collab

  • Ami Shah, Co-Founder and CEO, Peekapak

  • Allison Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager, Invico Capital Corporation

For a full list of winners, please visit this link.“It takes a powerful woman to lead like a legend in her field, organization or community, and it takes a powerful woman to empower those around her to do the same,” said Sherri Stevens, Owner, and CEO of WXN. “We stand on the shoulders of giants. Our winners show us how powerful we are today through the continued legacy that weaves through all 21 years of the Top 100 Awards.”

About WXN and Top 100 Awards:

WXN (Women’s Executive Network) is North America’s premiere member-based organization that meaningfully recognizes and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN achieves this success through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners.

WXN's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards is Canada's most recognized honour for the highest achieving female leaders in business, arts, sports, community, entrepreneurship, not-for-profit ventures, skilled trades, science, service, and philanthropy.


Founded and produced by WXN, the Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards include presenting sponsors Canadian Tire, Postmedia, Amex, Compass Rose, RBC, BMO, CPKC and Richardson Wealth.

About Joanne Sallay:

Joanne Sallay is a respected leader in the education sector with a passion for creating positive learning outcomes for students of all ages to help them achieve academic success. She is known for her innovative approach to in-person and online tutoring and her commitment to improving the quality of education for elementary and secondary students across Canada. Joanne is passionate about community service and volunteers as Chair of the Corsage Project in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada.

Learn more about Joanne and the story behind Teachers on Call’s family owned and operated business here. 

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