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Montreal (Quebec) - 2018-11-22 00:00:00

Christiane Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels, named one of Women’s Executive Network 2018 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner
This marks the third year in a row that Mrs. Germain received this honour.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (November 22, 2018) – We are pleased to announce that Christiane Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels, has been named one of Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner presented by KPMG. She joins, for the third year in a row, the community of Canada’s most iconic women leaders.

The list of Top 100 Winners was released today, paying tribute to the outstanding women across Canada who have advocated for diversity in the workforce, and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders.

“This is truly an honour to be amongst such inspiring women,” said Christiane Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels, “each of us in our own way have shattered the glass ceiling, and let’s hope that we serve as inspiration for future generations of women entrepreneurs,” concludes Mrs Germain.

“We are celebrating 100 of Canada’s highest achieving women in diverse fields,” said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN, “all 100 are role models for the generations who will follow – which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements,” Mrs. Stevens concluded.

The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN’s Diversity Council. The final vetting process for the 2018 Top 100 Award Winners was completed by WXN’s 2017-2018 Diversity Champions.

Past Award Winners includes Canada’s most iconic 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 CEO, Indigo Books & Music, and Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

To mark this year’s awards, WXN is hosting an Awards Gala on November 22nd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More than 1400 senior professionals will attend.

For a full list of winners, please visit

About Christiane Germain

As co-president of Group Germain Hotels, Christiane Germain oversees operations and marketing for all of the Group's properties. Dynamic, tenacious and inventive, her entrepreneurial qualities have been honored on several occasions by Canada’s business people and by the tourism community. After over 30 years in the industry, Christiane is especially proud to be able to offer career opportunities to people who share the values of the Group Germain Hotels family. Committed to the economic vitality of the country, Christiane strongly believes in the development of Canadian talent, which she supports namely through the local procurement policy implemented by the Group. In addition to presiding over a growing business, Christiane Germain is chair of the board of directors of the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec and is involved in supporting numerous charities.

About Group Germain Hotels

Group Germain Hotels is a Canadian family-run business that owns and operates Le Germain Hotels, Alt and Alt+ Hotels across Canada. Ranked as one of Canada’s best-managed companies, the business is known for its exceptional hospitality philosophy and the unique style that characterizes its hotels. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018 the 1250-employee company, aims to become the first independent hotel company to offer travelers a cross-Canada network of 20 hotels by 2020. Visit Group Germain Hotels.

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)

Women’s Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. At WXN, equity, inclusion and the advancement of professional women make industry stronger and society better. Their passion is 100% centered on empowering women and creating positive social change. WXN currently operates in Canada and Ireland. For WXN information: Lauren Butler at or 437-241-6834.