Allison Grafton of Rockwood Custom Homes receives WXN 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award for the third year running

Calgary, Alberta (November 25, 2015) – Rockwood Custom Homes is pleased to announce Allison Grafton, president, has again been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. She was also honoured in 2013 and 2014 with the same distinction.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. Allison, who will receive the CIBC Entrepreneur Award for outstanding leadership of Rockwood Custom Homes, will be honoured during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 26. In addition, she will also deliver a keynote address to the audience of 300-plus female leaders during the preceding Leadership Summit.

Allison Grafton started Rockwood in 2009 and due to her vision, tireless effort and inspiring leadership, has grown the company from a boutique construction and renovation company into one of Calgary’s top builders. With four exclusive developments and over 65 custom homes built to date, Rockwood continues to succeed despite a difficult economic climate and depressed market conditions.

Said Allison of the WXN distinction, “Being part of the Women’s Executive Network is extremely rewarding; a unique experience that allows me to share and collaborate with other female leaders while also mentoring the next generation of women in business. I’m thankful to again be the recipient of this prestigious distinction, but even more grateful for the WXN community, which inspires me to persevere and reach for new heights, professionally and personally.”

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.

“For these highly accomplished women, receiving a Top 100 Award means much more than recognition or a chance to share the spotlight with other remarkable Winners, it’s an opportunity to pay it forward,” says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. “WXN Top 100 Award Winners are powerful women both in their careers and their potential to transcend boundaries to have a greater impact on the communities around them.”

Past Award Winners, include some of Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

The full list of WXN’s 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at

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 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, followed by London, UK in 2015, creating an international community of female leaders.

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