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ACL’s Laurie Schultz Named as One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for Third Consecutive Year


Vancouver, BC, November 22, 2018 —Laurie Schultz, CEO of ACL, was today recognized for the third year in a row by Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as a winner of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. Laurie leads Vancouver-based software company ACL, which specializes in governance, risk management, and compliance solutions.

"Through organizations like WXN, we are able to celebrate female leaders who push boundaries, forging the way for the next generation of women," said Laurie Schultz. "Receiving this award is a true honour, as well as a reminder of the responsibility that I, and all women, have to support each other in overcoming professional barriers to strengthen our industries and society."

With over 25 years of expertise in software and technology, Laurie is an active advocate for BC’s small and mid-sized tech companies. As Chair of the BC Technology Association’s Board of Directors, Laurie is responsible for guiding the Association’s formation of policy. Through her role, she also advocates for growing Canada’s tech footprint, mentoring C-level executives on strategies to "Build it to Keep it", to achieve global revenue growth while maintaining local roots. With 7,000 customers in 140 countries, ACL maintains their headquarters in Vancouver, BC.

Laurie’s innovative leadership style has been the driving force behind ACL’s approach to a culture-driven workplace. Their inclusive policies and company-funded programs for employee growth has resulted in recognition as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers. Laurie was also instrumental in the recent $50 million investment from growth equity firm Norwest, a partnership which is rooted in shared culture values and a joint vision for success through a balanced focus on employees, customers, and financials.

The WXN Top 100 Award recognizes women who have achieved outstanding accomplishments while inspiring the next wave of female changemakers. The award spans the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with the initial candidates selected by WXN’s Diversity Council. To mark this year’s awards, WXN is hosting an Awards Gala on November 22nd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. A full list of winners can be found here.

For more information on Laurie Schultz, visit

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About ACL: ACL delivers software solutions that are transforming audit, compliance, and risk management to give organizations unprecedented control over their business.

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN): Women’s Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, exists for the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. At WXN, equity, inclusion and the advancement of professional women make industry stronger and society better. Their passion is 100% centered on empowering women and creating positive social change. WXN currently operates in Canada and Ireland.

Media contact: Julia Hanbury 604-738-2220 © 2019 ACL Services Ltd. ACL and the ACL logo are registered trademarks of ACL Services Ltd. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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