First woman to join PwC's Canadian leadership team now joins community of Canada's most iconic women leadersTORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - PwC Canada is pleased to announce Tracey Riley, Managing Partner of Assurance for Canada and Asia-Pacific Americas at PwC, has been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. 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. Tracey, who will receive the WXN KPMG Professionals award in recognition of her career achievements and dedication to helping women succeed in business, will be honoured during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24. Tracey joined PwC Canada as a co-op student nearly 30 years ago and since then has had the opportunity to take on various new roles and challenges both in Canada and around the world. Her most profound impact as a business leader has been on the Assurance business in Canada, the largest line of service in the Canadian firm where through her visionary approach and collaborative leadership the business is being transformed through the use of technology and new business priorities. "Becoming the first female to reach such a level of accomplishment in the organization is a great privilege. It speaks to a focus on diversity and how it is part of PwC's DNA," says Tracey Riley, Managing Partner of Assurance for Canada and Asia-Pacific Americas, PwC. "At PwC the culture is values-based versus rules-based. This helps build a trusting and inclusive environment and one in which I love to work. Finding a company with which your values align allows you to bring your whole self to work every day and, in doing so, become fully engaged." As a proud supporter of women in leadership, PwC Canada works to create the necessary conditions and opportunities for women like Tracey to thrive and succeed. In addition to being an IMPACT 10x10x10 Champion for UN Women's HeForShe program - making PwC one of the first global organizations to commit to taking bold steps to achieve gender equality - PwC Canada has also established the award-winning Women in Leadership (WiL) program. Established in 2013, the program is designed to support women in their career planning, provide coaching and mentoring, build networks and to help move women through to the partnership track. The program has already seen more than 150 graduates throughout the Canadian firm and continues to grow.