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Coast Capital’s Lisa Skakun and Roanne Weyermars announced as winners of the coveted Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards

The annual awards recognize outstanding women who create change in their industries & beyond.

Surrey, BC – October 19, 2022 – Coast Capital is celebrating senior leaders, Lisa Skakun and Roanne Weyermars, who have today been named winners of the 20th annual Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with winners selected by WXN's Diversity Council of Canada.

The 2022 awards winners list recognizes the incredible actions and accomplishments of women leaders from across Canada who are creating meaningful change within their organizations, industries, and communities at large.

Lisa Skakun, Coast Capital’s Chief Legal, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer, has been recognized in the C-Suite Executive Category, honouring women at the C-Suite level who play significant strategic roles with their organizations.

Roanne Weyermars, Coast Capital’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications & EDI, is named in the Emerging Leader category, celebrating women leaders with a proven passion for learning, and who exemplify vision, authenticity and innovative thinking in their work.

 “This year’s winners truly inspire us in the way they lead from a place of truth. They make Canada a better place by unabashedly following their passions and purposes without apologies, excuses or hesitation,” said Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN. “Their bravery, grit, focus and strength shine not only in their own accomplishments but also in the way they show future generations what’s possible.”

Previous Top 100 Awards winners include The Honourable Rona Ambrose, former leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons; The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman elected to the House of Commons; Melissa Grelo, co-host of CTV’s The Social; Michele Romanow, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist; and Susan Aglukark, award-winning musician.

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About Coast Capital

At Coast Capital, we’re not dreaming about a better future, we’re building one. We’re a member-owned financial cooperative with an 80-year legacy of unlocking financial opportunities that positively impact people and communities. We believe that every Canadian deserves a financial partner who actually cares how things turn out. Driven by our social purpose, we look at everything we do through the lens of how we can help our 600,000 members, our employees and communities. Ranked in the platinum category of the 2022 Corporate Knight’s Social Purpose Ranking and a proud Certified B Corporation®, we’re part of a global movement building a more inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system. Each year, we invest 10% of our bottom line into our communities, which over the past two decades totals almost $90M. We’re deeply committed to making our financial cooperative a great place to work as demonstrated by some of our accolades. Coast Capital is a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and a BC Top Employer. To learn more, visit us online at

About WXN

Women's Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, is North America’s #1 and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN operates in Canada and the U.S.

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