Susan Barber, Q.C., C.Dir. has been recognized as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ from the Women's Executive Network (WXN). This prestigious award honours the country's highest-achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Award winners were selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, commitment to their communities and the financial performance of their organizations.
University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor, Vianne Timmons nominated Barber for the award for Barber's volunteer work with the University of Regina Board of Governors. “I have great respect for her work in labour law and human rights as well as her commitment to community service,” added Timmons. “Recognized by her peers as one of the foremost legal minds in her field in Canada, she is a deserving recipient of this award.”
With her litigation experience, Sue has appeared in a number of forums including the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, Arbitration Boards, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Court of Queen's Bench, Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal. She regularly advises clients in the areas of contract litigation and construction litigation.
In addition to her professional experience, Sue has been very involved as a volunteer in the community. In 2000 her efforts were recognized when she was awarded the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Business, Labour and Professions. In 2007 she was named in Saskatchewan Business Magazine as a "Woman of Influence" and, in the same year, received the Community Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch.
Kevin A. Lang, Q.C., a partner with McDougall Gauley LLP was not surprised by Barber's award. "Sue is a leader in the community, with both her legal and volunteer work. She has been a role model and mentor for many aspiring lawyers in our firm. We, at McDougall Gauley, are very proud of her outstanding accomplishments".
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About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
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 a Founding Member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada’s corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.
In June 2012, WXN Founder Pamela Jeffery was named the only Canadian resident to Fast Company’s 2012 League of Extraordinary Women, in the leadership category. In its inaugural year, the League of Extraordinary Women recognizes 60 women from the world’s largest companies, innovative start-ups, philanthropic organizations, government and arts for their dedication to changing the lives of women and girls everywhere. WXN is the only Canadian-based organization on the list. Other Charter members include Hilary Clinton and Melinda Gates.