Grafton joins prestigious community of Canada’s most iconic women leaders
Calgary, Alberta (November 23, 2016) – Rockwood Custom Homes is pleased to announce that its president and partner, Allison Grafton, has yet again been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. This makes four consecutive wins for Allison and secures her place as an inductee in the WXN Hall of Fame.
The Award recognizes individuals that have received the Top 100 Award three times previously but, more importantly, that their careers are an ongoing pursuit of leadership excellence that will inspire upcoming generations of female leaders.
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 Grafton who will receive CIBC Entrepreneur’s Award for women who own and successfully operate their own business, will be honoured for the fourth consecutive time during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24.
Allison founded Rockwood in 2009 and since then has progressively grown the company through her strong commitment to quality construction, financial integrity and customer service above all. Since its beginnings in 2009, Rockwood has expanded beyond custom home construction, creating exclusive multi-home communities of living in the city of Calgary, as well as an Okanagan division.
As a proud supporter of women in leadership, Rockwood employs, mentors and empowers women, creating the necessary conditions and opportunities for women to thrive and succeed within the traditionally male-dominated construction industry.
“This year marks a hallmark for me and for my relationship with WXN as I am inducted to the WXN Hall of Fame with fellow honourees,” said Allison Grafton. “I am so thankful to WXN for introducing me and welcoming me into their fold of female leaders, and I look forward to continuing my involvement as a mentor, speaker and avid supporter of the organization.”
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.
“Women are not just leading companies, headlines and new deals, we’re doing so in record numbers. In addition to closing the gender gap for participation in post-secondary education and the workforce, we’re excelling at the top levels of every sector,” says WXN Owner and CEO, Sherri Stevens. “When WXN created Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, part of the purpose was celebration. By recognizing a community of now 939 remarkable women, we get the opportunity to look back and appreciate the hard work and hurdle jumping it took to get here.”
Past award winners include iconic Canadian women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications; 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 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.