Watermark boss among Canada’s most powerful women

According to its General Manager and Vice President, the Watermark Beach Resort has an unfair advantage — heart.

That, says, Ingrid Jarrett, is what she brings to the corporate boardroom and its why she’s included in a list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.

“As women, I believe we can proudly champion family and contribution at the community level as well as at the corporate level,” she says of achieving gender parity and diversity in the workplace.

“And we can bring our hearts to the boardroom. It is our unfair advantage.”

The Women’s Executive Network — which “inspires smart women to lead” — included Ms Jarrett in its annual Top 100 listing in the RBC Champions category.

Her bio talks about Ms Jarrett’s 20 years spanning roles at high-profile luxury hotels and lesser-known boutique hotels and notes she’s “just as passionate today about the industry as when she started.”

“She is driven to make a difference and fuel positive change,” the bio reads. “When she’s not managing Watermark Beach Resort, Jarrett stays busy serving on multiple boards across the B.C. tourism community and mentoring the next generation of tourism leaders.”

Her power song? Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shania Twain.

The Top 100 includes leaders across Canada’s diverse corporate spectrum, including arts and communications, its public sector, entrepreneurs, professionals and trailerblazers and trendsetters.

Founded in 1997, the Women’s Executive Network is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles.



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