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Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence

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Centennial College President and CEO Ann Buller has been named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence for 2013 by Women of Influence magazine. Now in its third year, the Top 25 showcases the achievements of the most influential Canadian women working in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services and the public sector.

Ann Buller is recognized for her outstanding work leading Ontario's first public college, which has been shaped by her belief that colleges must meet the economic and social inclusion imperatives facing our communities and our nation. Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO of Centennial, Ann was the first female Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at the Nova Scotia Community College.

In addition to her work at Centennial, Ann chaired the Governing Toronto Panel, which made recommendations on how to structure governmental powers under the province’s City of Toronto Act. More recently, Ann has lent her time and expertise to a number of boards and committees beyond Centennial, including as national chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges. Ann is also the national chair of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, and vice-chair of Invest Toronto.

Ms. Buller joins a diverse selection of women from many backgrounds, educational levels, skill sets, professions and interests. Candidates were chosen based on previous award recognition and their work on various boards, funds raised, business deals initiated and led, and published work. Celebrating their success underscores their importance as role models for Canadian women and girls.

All 25 winners will be profiled in the winter issue of Women of Influence magazine, and at a special speakers' luncheon in December. Women of Influence Inc. is North America's leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, in addition to publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. For more information, please visit Women of Influence.