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TMCNet:  Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca President & Co-Founder Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Women in 2012 Awards

[December 04, 2012]

Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca President & Co-Founder Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Women in 2012 Awards

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Dec 4, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) -- Webnames.ca, congratulates President and Co-Founder, Cybele Negris for receiving a prestigious 2012 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100(TM) Award in the Champions category. This is the second consecutive year that Ms. Negris has been named to this honour.

Marking a decade of celebrating female leaders, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) revealed the recipients of the 10th annual Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. Each year, these awards celebrate the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

"I'm extremely honoured to be recognized for a second year," says Ms. Negris. "I'm fortunate to work with an incredible team at Webnames.ca that has allowed us to continue to grow through the last twelve years and continue to deliver exceptional, high-touch service along the way. Their dedication to customers is truly unsurpassed in the industry. I also work with a number of amazing organizations which support women entrepreneurs and the small business community. I will be accepting the award on behalf of all of these teams." Ms. Negris is Vice-Chair of the board of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, Vice-Chair of the board of Small Business BC and sits on the Board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.

Cybele Negris joins a community of 653 women who have received the Top 100(TM) Award over the last decade, recognizing the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. Winners are selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their organization's financial performance, and their commitment to their communities.

Some of Cybele Negris' past awards include: PROFIT W100 - Canada's Top Women Entrepreneurs (2004-2012); Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100(TM) Award (2011); Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Award (2010); Canada's Top 50 Mompreneurs (2010); Finalist, YWCA Women of Distinction (2006); Finalist, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific (2005); and Business in Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40 (2003).

"On behalf of the WXN community of 18,000 women, we congratulate each of this year's Winners who we honour as part of the 10th year of the Top 100 Awards," said Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women's Executive Network. "This is an extraordinary group of female leaders, who join our community, and they truly embody the qualities WXN strives to recognize; they are dynamic, inspiring and engaging leaders blazing new trails for the next generation." Co-presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, WXN has awarded an outstanding group of women this year from a variety of industries ranging from corporate executives and entrepreneurs to trailblazers and trendsetters changing the world with their professional contributions. This year, WXN celebrates a decade of the Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, paying tribute to the 653 incredible women who have received this honour to date, including 88 of whom who have joined the Top 100 Hall of Fame. The complete list of 2012 Top 100 Award Winners can be found at top100women.ca.

Ms. Negris will be celebrated on December 5, 2012 at the 10th annual Top 100 Awards Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. The gala is the finale of a full-day conference featuring a networking luncheon, five keynote speakers and a flash panel talking about the summit's trending topics. The gala will pay tribute to the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada through various categories. Ms. Negris is being awarded an RBC Champions Award, recognizing her contributions as a role model and as an agent of change, her contributions to local communities and her impact on other women. Gala attendees will hear from Laureen Harper, who will present the Public Sector Leaders Award category, as well as from keynote speakers Jeanne Beker, entrepreneur and TV personality, and Bonnie Brooks, Hudson's Bay Company President and CEO.

About Webnames.ca Webnames.ca Inc. is Canada's original .CA Registrar and a leading Canadian internet solutions company. Webnames.ca's services include web hosting, email, domain portfolio management, SSL certificates, website design and more. Webnames.ca is committed to supporting its customers with industry leading systems and exceptional customer service. Visit www.webnames.ca for more information.

About the Women's Executive Network Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a Founding Member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.

In June 2012, WXN Founder Pamela Jeffery was named the only Canadian resident to Fast Company's 2012 League of Extraordinary Women, in the leadership category. In its inaugural year, the League of Extraordinary Women recognizes 60 women from the world's largest companies, innovative start-ups, philanthropic organizations, government and arts for their dedication to changing the lives of women and girls everywhere. WXN is the only Canadian-based organization on the list. Other Charter members include Hilary Clinton and Melinda Gates.

More information and details are available at wxnetwork.com or top100women.ca.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Webnames.ca Inc.

Amy Elderkin Marketing Coordinator 604-633-3097 ext. 147 www.webnames.ca North Strategic (for WXN) Jennifer Britton 289-380-2327 Jennifer.britton@northstrategic.com SOURCE: Webnames.ca Inc.

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