News Release
October 25, 2021

City of Toronto Deputy City Manager Josie Scioli has been named a 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). Josie was recognized in the CIBC Executive Leaders category for her outstanding leadership and vision.

As the Deputy City Manager for Corporate Services, Josie provides strategic leadership to a number of City divisions and is recognized as an authentic leader with a natural ability to build high-performing and diverse teams. With a focus on service excellence, Josie’s ability to influence change and provide direction in complex environments has led to meaningful operational results that have benefitted the people served by the City, as well as the bottom line. She is known for her passion and commitment that extend beyond the work environment and deep into the community, including her work as champion of the Toronto Public Service’s Network of Women and Co-Chair of the City’s United Way Employee Campaign.

The City is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. Members of the Toronto Public Service are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities it serves.

The 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners list was released today by WXN, along with sponsors KPMG and Mercedes-Benz Canada, recognizing 105 outstanding women across Canada who advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow’s leaders. The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the winners selected by WXN’s Diversity Council of Canada


“We are very lucky to have Josie Scioli as a leader in our public service. I know Josie as a committed and passionate Deputy City Manager, who consistently applies her strong customer service focus to every initiative. Congratulations to Josie on receiving this well-deserved award.”

– Mayor John Tory

“I have the honour of working closely with Josie every day and value her leadership in our organization. She truly exemplifies what it means to be a great leader – she is committed, generous, accessible and a champion of women across the City. On behalf of the Toronto Public Service, I congratulate Josie on this well-deserved recognition.”

– City Manager Chris Murray

“It is truly an honour to be recognized alongside this list of incredible women. Each one of them inspires me. I have a long-standing commitment to mentoring and inspiring excellence and diversity in my workplace and our community. Thank you to the Women’s Executive Network for the work they do to help advance women at all levels across so many fields.”

–  Deputy City Manager Josie Scioli

More information about WXN is available here

For full list of winners, please visit here

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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