Published on October 27, 2021 by

Two women from Northern Ontario are in exclusive company in being named among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, as selected by the Women’s Executive Network.

North Bay’s Corina Moore, president-CEO of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, and Thunder Bay’s Cora McGuire-Cyrette, executive director of the Ontario Native Women’s Association, were among 105 women who are considered outstanding in their fields in advocating for workforce diversity and serving as an inspiration to future leaders.

Cora McGuire-Cyrette was selected as a Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leader, recognizing women between the ages of 30 to 45 years who have been targeted for successive leadership positions within their organizations with a passion for learning and innovation.

As head of the oldest and largest Indigenous women’s agency in Canada, McGuire-Cyrette “is dedicated to reclaiming Indigenous women’s leadership,” said her profile.

“As a visionary leader she has led provincial Summits to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women, directly informed the Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy & participated in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls.

“She is an Ogichidaa-Kwe from her community as well as a proud wife, mother and grandmother who is known for balancing both bravery and humility as she works on removing barriers for future generations. She is dedicated to continuing to amplify Indigenous Women’s voices within programs, policies and international forums.”

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