Barbara Fox wins BMO Entrepreneurs Award as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women
Enterprise CEO Barbara Fox is the recipient of the BMO Entrepreneurs Award and has been named as one of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
The Awards celebrate Canada’s highest-achieving women in fields ranging from arts and entertainment to sports and science. They also pay tribute to outstanding women across Canada who advocate for diversity in the workforce and inspire the next generation of leaders.
“It’s an honour to be among such accomplished and inspiring women. I’ve been privileged to work with talented women throughout my career and salute both WXN and BMO for their important work to encourage women to succeed in their chosen field,” Barbara says.
Past Award winners include best-selling author Margaret Atwood, astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, Venture Communications CEO Arlene Dickinson, Sleep Country Canada President Christine Magee, Indigo Books & Music founder and CEO Heather Reisman, and Royal Bank of Canada Chair Kathleen Taylor.
The BMO Entrepreneurs Award, a category in Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, was established to recognize and celebrate women who have been successful in building a business.
Under Barbara’s leadership, Enterprise has grown into a national strategic communications firm by successfully navigating sweeping technological change.
It recently opened a new office in Edmonton and is about to open a new office in Hamilton. The Hub at Enterprise, an in-house digital creative agency, was also launched this fall.
Her vision and leadership are responsible for the unique corporate culture at Enterprise that is the foundation of the firm’s success. It blends entrepreneurial spirit and teamwork, along with public affairs and government relations.
She is a member of the Sick Kids Hospital Vs. campaign cabinet and serves on the board of the YMCA of Greater Toronto. She has also previously served as past Chair of St. Clement’s School, a nationally recognized girls’ school, the Trillium Gift of Life Network and Crime Stoppers.
Barbara is actively involved in encouraging women to run for office and spends a significant amount of time mentoring young people, particularly young women.