Questrade CIO Christine Day named in WXN 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questrade (www.questrade.com) — Canada’s fastest-growing online brokerage — is pleased to announce that Christine Day, CIO has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winner.  The Top 100 Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks.  Ms. Day’s executive vision, leadership and contribution to Questrade’s overall corporate performance have been recognized with a WXN CIBC Trailblazers and Trendsetters Award.  According to WXN, the Top 100 Awards serve to recognize talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and to inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what’s possible.  The winners were honoured during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 23. 

“I am honoured to be among the WXN 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winners,” said Ms. Day.  “The Awards celebrate female leaders within the community whose efforts to succeed are timeless.  Young women need to see what is possible and to achieve gender equality within the tech industry, so it is terrific for WXN to celebrate women technologists as role models.”

Ms. Day is a performance-driven technology and business leader known for disruption in the financial services industry.  An entrepreneur and innovator by nature, she has defined Questrade’s technology posture for 11 years, helping it grow from a small start-up to one of Canada’s fastest-growing online financial services firms.  She is also an advisor on the Ontario Securities Commission Launchpad and the Ontario Ministry of Finance Fintech Working Group.

“We are very proud to congratulate Christine on this well-deserved recognition,” added Edward Kholodenko, president and CEO, Questrade.  “With her vision and leadership, she continues to innovate and has made significant contributions to our growth.  She is committed to challenging the status quo and upholding Questrade’s mission to advocate for Canadians and their financial security by providing them with the best investment products, technology, and client services.”

“Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards showcases the leaders that are helping to drive positive change and progress and to remind us of the importance of empowering women in our workforce and in the community,” says Sherri Stevens, president & CEO of PhaseNyne, a parent company of Women’s Executive Network – WXN, Canadian Board Diversity Counsel – CBDC, and Stevens Resource Group – SRG.  “We are so proud of the steps taken by women, and the organizations that support them, and are thrilled that we have now surpassed a major milestone, with more than 1,000 women honoured since the awards were launched in 2003.”

The full list of WXN’s 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.

About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead.  WXN delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our global community of more than 22,000 women, men and their organizations.  WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.  Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles.  WXN is led by CEO Sherri Stevens, owner of the award-winning, multi-million dollar Workforce Management Company Stevens Resource Group Inc., which she established in 1990.  In 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, followed by London, UK in 2015, creating an international community of female leaders.  More information and details are available at www.wxnetwork.com or www.top100women.ca.

About Questrade
Questrade (www.questrade.com) is a successful online company that is changing the Canadian financial services industry by leveraging technology to lower fees, and providing a viable alternative to traditional financial investment options, thereby allowing Canadians to keep more of their money.  As a leader and innovator in fintech, Questrade is a trusted ally that advocates for consumers, focused on improving value.  With 18 years of challenging status quo as Canada’s leading, fastest-growing online brokerage, over $6 billion in assets and more than 30,000 accounts opened every year, Questrade and its companies provide financial products and services: securities, foreign currency investment, and online wealth management.  Questrade has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for six years in a row.  For more information visit www.questrade.com, or follow on Facebook and Twitter @Questrade #AskToughQuestions.

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