Women Building Futures President Recognized as One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

December 7, 2009

Edmonton, AB – At an awards ceremony in Toronto, JudyLynn Archer, President Women Building Futures was recognized as one of Canada’s most powerful women.

Last night, the Women’s Executive Network revealed the top 100 most powerful women in Canada, as selected by an independent advisory board.  Archer was recognized among them, in the Champions category.

Archer has been the President and CEO of Women Building Futures for seven years.  “JudyLynn has a deep and enduring belief in what individuals can achieve when given the opportunity,” says Sharon Bell, Chairman of the Board with Women Building Futures.  “She is dedicated to helping unemployed and under employed women prepare for, and succeed in, well-paying non-traditional jobs.”

Under Archer’s leadership, Women Building Futures completed construction in 2008 of the $12 million dollar Petro-Canada Training Center and Housing Facility – the first of its kind in Canada.  The building includes five workshops, five classrooms and 42 units of affordable housing for WBF students and their children. Currently over 60 Alberta employers have hired Women Building Futures graduates.

Women Building Futures is a charitable organization dedicated to empowering women to succeed in non-traditional careers, inspiring positive economic change for women and forever transforming the face of industry in Canada.  Women Building Futures offers 17 week programs in pre-trades and Heavy Equipment Operator training. For more information visit www.womenbuildingfutures.com