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Copperleaf CEO Judi Hess Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for 2nd Consecutive Year

— Judi Hess Recognized As One of the Top 12 Female Corporate Executives in Canada —

Vancouver, BC, November 21, 2019—Copperleaf® CEO, Judi Hess, was today recognized for the second consecutive year by Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as a winner of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award. Judi was selected for her innovative leadership style and her passionate advocacy for empowering women in leadership and STEM.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards honour the incredible accomplishments of women, and aims to develop a community of support and increase the visibility of strong leaders in order to inspire future generation. Judi was selected in the HSBC Corporate Executives category which recognizes women who hold senior positions in Canada’s publicly-traded and privately owned companies, pension funds and co-operatives.

Under Judi’s leadership, Copperleaf’s revenues have grown by 494% over the past 5 years, and she played an instrumental role in securing a $10 USD million strategic investment by National Grid Partners, the innovation and investment arm of National Grid, one of the world’s largest investor-owned energy companies. Copperleaf has become one of the top 20 biggest software companies in BC, and winner of Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures. Copperleaf also made the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies for the fifth consecutive year, and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the fastest growing tech companies in North America.

Judi has been contributing to the BC technology sector for over 35 years and continues to drive the industry forward today. She has broken new ground in the global software industry, leading the development of innovative solutions that have been revolutionary in the fields of aerospace, graphic communications, and decision analytics. Through her entrepreneurial spirit and determination, she has pushed past boundaries from both a technology and business perspective and has led two BC tech companies to success. She has proven to be an influential leader in a field that is dominated by men, and was recently honoured with the BC CEO Award by Business in Vancouver and named the BC Tech Association’s Person of the Year in 2018.

“We are celebrating 100 of Canada’s highest achieving women in fields ranging from arts and entertainment to sports and science,” said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN. “All 100 winners exemplify power not through their standing or abilities, but rather through how they inspire, champion and empower others – which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements.”

“We are formed by what we see, so organizations like the Women’s Executive Network are crucial because they help us increase the visibility of strong female leaders and inspire future generations,” said Judi Hess, Copperleaf CEO. “I am honoured to receive this award and to be included in this group of remarkable women. I look forward to continuing to encourage young female leaders to lead with confidence and to break down all barriers.”

The winners of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards will be announced on November 21st at the Summit & Awards Gala, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

For a full list of winners, please visit

About WXN
Women’s Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. The organization is driven by creating social impact and positive change and supports women professionals, and the businesses they are committed to. WXN delivers advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for its valued members and partners. They believe equity, inclusion and the advancement of professional women make industry stronger and society better. WXN’s passion is 100% centered on empowering women and creating positive social change.

About Copperleaf
Copperleaf provides decision analytics to companies managing critical infrastructure. Our enterprise software solutions leverage operational and financial data to help our clients make investment decisions that deliver the highest business value. Copperleaf was recently named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and winner of Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures. Copperleaf is a member of The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and actively participates in shaping the future of asset management standards, including ISO 55000. Headquartered in Vancouver, our solutions are distributed and supported by regional staff and partners worldwide. We are committed to building a better world, one decision at a time.

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