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Western alumnae influencing the world
Five Western alumnae have been named in this year's list of "25 Top Women of Influence in Canada," according to Women of Influence magazine: Teri Currie, MBA'98, Group Head of Direct Channels, Corporate and People Strategies, TD Bank Group; Rosemary McCarney, LLB’77, Plan Canada president; Farah Mohamed, MA’96 (Political Science), president of The Belinda Stronach Foundation; Dale Ponder, LLB’80, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP managing partner; and Sandra Smeltzer, BA'95, Information and Media Studies professor at Western.
Richard Ivey School of Business Dean Carol Stephenson was also named to the annual list.
In September, IT News Africa named two Western alumnae, Uche Eze, HBA'06, and Tebello Nyokong, PhD'87 (Chemistry) in their list of top 10 most influential women in science and technology in Africa.
Nyokong is a professor of medicinal chemistry and nanotechnology at Rhodes University and is recognized as one of the top three publishing scientists in South Africa. Eze is managing director of new media company BainStone Limited and founding editor of BellaNaija.com, a popular fashion, music, style, movie, television and beauty website with more than one million hits per month.
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