CYBF CEO Honoured as Trailblazer and Trendsetter Among Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™

December 1, 2011

CYBF CEO Honoured as Trailblazer and Trendsetter Among Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™

Women’s Executive Network Honours Vivian Prokop for Second Consecutive Year

TORONTO, ON – December 1, 2011 – Today, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced that Vivian Prokop, chief executive officer, has once again been awarded the Trailblazer and Trendsetter award among Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

The Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards is Canada’s most recognizable Award for the country’s highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Ms. Prokop was first awarded the title in 2010, a year in which she hosted the world’s inaugural G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit and founded the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance.

“As CEO of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Vivian truly has forged a path where there was no trail,” says John Risley, Chairman, Clearwater Fine Foods and Canadian Youth Business Foundation. “As Canada’s preeminent champion of youth entrepreneurship, Vivian has led CYBF to grow tenfold, now helping to launch a new Canadian business every 14 hours around the clock. Her visionary leadership has strengthened Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, has begun to cultivate our next generation of business leaders and moved forward economic development, growth and prosperity from coast to coast to coast.”

”We are thrilled to recognize this year’s extraordinary group of Top 100 Winners, honouring leadership talent from coast to coast,” said Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women’s Executive Network. “Our Top 100 Winners form an amazing community of high-achieving women who are inspirations to Canada’s next generation of leaders.”

A complete biography on Vivian Prokop can be found at here (, while additional information on the Top 100 awards is available at

Vivian and the other Top 100 winners will be celebrated this evening at a gala celebration at Toronto’s Allstream Centre. The gala is the finale of a full-day celebration that offers Top 100 Winners an exclusive morning of networking and professional development. The morning session will be followed by a Summit which allows participants an opportunity to meet Award recipients and enjoy an afternoon of professional development.  The theme of this year’s Summit is the Power of Connected Leadership. Details are available at


About CYBF – Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity, we are dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character, not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring. We help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business.

CYBF Media Contact:
Rachel Azagury
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, CYBF
Phone: 866-646-2922 x2111
Cell: 647-834-2923