New Brunswick businesswoman Robyn Tingley is being recognized as one of the country’s most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
Tingley, the founder and president of Saint John-based consulting firm GlassSky, is one of the 100 women named to the Network’s 2017 “Canada’s Most Powerful Women” list.
Tingley was included in the RBC Champions category.
“I am honoured to be a part of this year’s group of women,” said Tingley in a Facebook note to Huddle. “I am particularly humbled to be recognized in the category of women who champion other women and help the next generation of leaders succeed. It motivates me to continue to do important work in the field of diversity and push the agenda forward.”
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards was launched in 2003 as a way to highlight the accomplishments of women across the country and inspire others. To date, WXN has recognized over 1,000 women.
Tingley’s company GlassSKY works with women to cultivate their own leadership potential. They do things like provide coaching services, and help women get microloans to start businesses and scholarships to advance their education. GlassSKY works with women around the world while staying headquartered in the province.
In the last month, she says, they worked with women in Vancouver Dallas, Malibu, California, and major employers all across the Maritimes.
They’ve helped more than 200 businesses in 48 countries get microloans.
“I am thrilled that GlassSKY is a business that can operate from New Brunswick and provide services globally in the field of training and education for women, millennials, and progressive employers who embrace diversity,” she said.
Over the last year, Tingley has also helped start an initiative to get more women to run for public office in New Brunswick called Women for 50%, and she also released a book called the “Motivated Millenial.”
The 100 women were honoured November 23 at a gala in Toronto.
You can check out the full list of winners here.