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Three Bell leaders among Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Bell Let's Talk Chair Mary Deacon, Bell Media's Wendy Freeman and Lainey Lui all named to the Top 100 by WXN

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today congratulates Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk; Wendy Freeman, President of CTV News; and Lainey Lui, Co-host of CTV's The Social and eTalk reporter on being named to Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2016 by WXN.

"On behalf of the entire Bell team, I offer our heartfelt congratulations to Mary, Wendy and Lainey on this well-deserved recognition of their talent and accomplishments," said George Cope, President and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada. "These are leaders highly respected at our company and across the Canadian communications industry for their vision, results and commitment to excellence in everything they do."

The Top 100 Awards recognize the professional achievements of talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. To learn more about this year's honourees, please visit

This year's award winners join a number of WXN honourees at Bell, including Hall of Fame inductees Martine Turcotte, Bell's Vice Chair, Québec; Mary Ann Turcke, President of Bell Media, and Karen Sheriff, former CEO of Bell Aliant and Q9 Networks. Last year, Joanne MacDonald, VP of CTV News, was named to the Top 100, while BCE Director and Gaz Metro CEO Sophie Brochu was honoured in the Corporate Director category.

WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. Please visit

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone, small business and enterprise communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital and out of home media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit

The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let's Talk Day and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit


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SOURCE Bell Canada

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