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The Western Development Museum is thrilled to announce that CEO Joan Kanigan has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 20 Women Leaders for 2023 by The Women Leaders Magazine.

The Women Leaders Magazine and is a print and digital magazine based in New York. The goal of the Magazine is to identify the most dynamic and successful women leaders from around the world who would inspire young entrepreneurs. WDM CEO Joan Kanigan was proactively selected by the Magazine as one of the Top 20 Outstanding Women CEOs of 2023. Joan was chosen using a process of data analysis from information available through public domains such as websites, social media platforms, press releases, news, blogs and customer review portals. The Magazine selects women from all industries across Canada and the USA.

Joan was selected for her work as a non-profit sector leader. Specifically, they noted Joan’s dynamic experience of over two decades managing and strengthening non-profits. Her current work with the WDM to increase diversity and inclusion a part of the WDM’s vision was also noted as a factor in her selection.

Learn about Joan and the other inspiring women leaders here:

“It appears this magazine has discovered the secret that we have known all along – we have a wonderful asset in Joan Kanigan heading the WDM organization. Her dedication to the stakeholders, the organization, the staff, and the skills that she brings forward are unparalleled.”

-Orlanda Drebit
Chair, WDM Board of Directors

“I am humbled and honoured to be recognized by The Women Leaders Magazine. The support of my family has been key and so much of the WDM’s recent successes is because of the amazing people I get to work with.”

-Joan Kanigan
CEO, Western Development Museum

Congratulations to Joan on this outstanding recognition and achievement!

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