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Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan Named One Of Canada’s Most Powerful Women In 2012 Awards

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers
Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan

The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club would like to congratulate Oilers Performance Consultant Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan for receiving a prestigious 2012 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.

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.

Amirault-Ryan joins a community of 653 women who have received the Top 100™ 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.

“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.”

Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of performance psychology. As an accomplished leader and motivational speaker, she brings innovation, energy and a genuine insight to all her endeavours that yield targeted results.

After completing her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology (2000), Dr. Amirault-Ryan established herself as a leader in her field, becoming the first woman to be the Performance Consultant with two of the largest professional sports organizations in North America, the New York Rangers and New York Knicks from 2001 until 2005.

She helped the Canadian Women’s Hockey and Canadian Cross Country Ski Teams bring home gold from the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002, and the Canadian Speed Skating Team bring home gold and silver medals from the Torino Olympics in 2006.

Kimberley was the Performance Consultant for the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets from 2007 to 2010, prior to joining the Oilers organization in 2010.

She is also the Lead of Sport Psychology for the Canadian Olympic Committee and held the same position for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. She has held the position since 2008, where she helped the development and implementation of each Canadian Team’s Preparation Plan for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

In 2008, Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan was selected by The Women’s Executive Network (WXN)™ as one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100”. In 2009 she was selected as Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine and also as one of the most influential Canadian women in sport and physical activity by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity.

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

Kimberley’s achievement will be celebrated on December 5th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, where the Top 100 Award Winners will lead WXN’s afternoon leadership Summit, appropriately themed “An Afternoon of Inspired Leadership,” offering insight to the more than 400 women in attendance. Award Winners will then be celebrated at the Top 100 Awards 10th annual Gala Dinner that evening. 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.

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