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Mercedes-Benz Canada: A proud sponsor of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

From the outset, strong women have played a major role in defining the Mercedes-Benz brand. While Karl Benz is celebrated for patenting the motorcar, his lesser-known business partner and wife, Bertha Benz, deserves much of the credit for his invention’s success. In 1888, she took the Benz Patent Motor Car on an unprecedented 180-kilometre journey. In the process, she validated the concept of the automobile, laid the foundation for a new industry, and paved the way for the Mercedes-Benz success story.

Today, Mercedes-Benz Canada is committed to nurturing and supporting the next generation of female visionaries, in part through an ongoing partnership with the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). WXN delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize a global community of more than 22,000 women and men, as well as their organizations.

Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award

Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award

In 2018, Mercedes-Benz Canada broadened its support for WXN by sponsoring a new category in Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards: The Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award.

Developed in partnership with the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), the Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award celebrates the professional achievements of women aged 30 to 45 who are at the mid-level stage of their careers. These women are seen as high-potential contributors within their organizations and have been targeted for successive leadership positions. They are passionate about learning and innovating, and have accomplished a great deal in their chosen fields.

Winners are recognized at the annual Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards gala, which celebrates high-achieving female leaders in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award Winners

2019

2019

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award winners were invited to attend a day of networking, female empowerment, and off-road driving at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. The program brought them together in an authentic, poignant way, offering them the opportunity to connect with one another, as well as with the Mercedes-Benz brand. Through a series of interviews, they were able to share stories about their successes and challenges in a meaningful way.

2018

2018

2018’s inaugural winners were invited to celebrate at “Women on the Fast Track,” a unique experience that combined women’s achievements with high-performance vehicles. The program served to expose the winners to a different kind of high-performance setting, while providing them with opportunities to engage with, learn from, and be inspired by one another.

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She's Mercedes

She’s Mercedes

She’s Mercedes is a network for women who make things happen. It is a global platform for inspiring and connecting successful women, and for helping them to unleash their best. It has been designed to drive change and to highlight the importance of women’s needs, whether in communications, sales, or after-sales. Here in Canada, our own activities reflect those global priorities—including our partnership with WXN and the Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award.

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