TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Marilynn Booth, Dean of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, is among the Winners of the 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, presented by the Women's Executive Network (WXN). Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Canadian women across a wide range of fields and professions who have contributed significantly as leaders, innovators and role models. Recognized in the PwC Public Sector Leaders category, Marilynn will join this year's Award Winners for a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, November 24. Throughout her career, including the past decade at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, Marilynn has combined innovative thinking with academic entrepreneurship to demonstrate how lifelong learning can broaden horizons, create opportunity, enrich our culture and build stronger communities. "It's an honour to be singled out for work that draws on the energy and commitment of so many other people," Marilynn says. "I'm proud to accept this award on behalf of the School of Continuing Studies and our colleagues across Canada who understand the critical role education plays in empowering women to realize their potential." Recognizing talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, the Top 100 Awards aim to inspire current and future generations of Canadian women as they push the boundaries of possibility. "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. "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."