PwC named National Sponsor of Women Presidents’ Organization

View this page in: Français TORONTO, June 8, 2012—PwC has been named an official global sponsor of the Women President’s Organization (WPO). WPO is a non-profit membership organization for a diverse group of women presidents who have guided their privately-held businesses to at least US$ 2 million in gross annual sales (or US $1 million for a service-based business).  

“We’re very excited about working with the WPO and acting as a global sponsor of a leading organization that has a significant presence in Canada,” says Tahir Ayub, Canadian private company services leader, PwC.  “Mentoring, training and supporting women to become the business leaders of tomorrow is an essential goal of PwC. We look forward to establishing a strong relationship with WPO to help support women leading private businesses in Canada and around the world.”

The WPO is supported by a group of sponsors committed to the role female presidents play in the business community. WPO is committed to assisting their sponsors in building ongoing and loyal customer relationships with its members. The WPO consists of 1,500 members meeting in 97 chapters across four continents, which include Canadian chapters in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, St. John’s and Halifax.

“PwC is one of the world’s leading professional services organizations and it has taken on an inspiring initiative to support women business owners,” said Dr. Marsha Firestone, president and founder of the WPO. “We are honoured that they have chosen to continue their support of women business owners by establishing a strong relationship with the WPO.”

About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) connects women entrepreneurs at the million and multi-million dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) – locally and internationally – with greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings in the US, Canada, South Africa, UK, and Peru, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents – from diverse industries and backgrounds – invest time and energy in their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. For more information, call 212- 688-4114 or visit http://www.womenpresidentsorg.com.

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About PwC Canada

PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. More than 5,700 partners and staff in offices across the country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC network of firms with close to 169,000 people in 158 countries. Find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/ca.

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