Esteemed group of female executives dedicated to the professional advancement of women across North America

TORONTO, September 16, 2014 – Andrea Lekushoff, president of Broad Reach Communications, a Toronto-based public relations firm, is honoured to be appointed to the Women of Influence Advisory Board. Women of Influence is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women.

Lekushoff shares the Women of Influence vision and is committed to giving back to businesswomen around the world. This passion is engrained in the Broad Reach business model which enables top female talent to pursue fulfilling and meaningful careers while balancing the demands of their personal and family lives.

“I am excited to join such an esteemed group of industry veterans and trailblazers, many of whom are redefining the workplace so that women can more easily and quickly reach the upper echelons of management teams across the country,” explains Lekushoff. “This appointment builds on Broad Reach’s role as Women of Influence’s PR agency of record, our commitment as a proud sponsor of the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series and our microfinancing support of 10 women entrepreneurs in Tanzania through FINCA Canada.”

A leader in the Canadian public relations industry, Lekushoff has won more than a dozen local, national and international PR industry awards during her two decades building strong reputations and driving business results for many of the world’s most respected brands. She shares her expertise as a contributor to a variety of publications including the Huffington Post and Women of Influence Magazine. In 2012, the prestigious Ivey Business Journal invited her to submit an article on the many benefits of implementing Broad Reach’s innovative business model and this past June, she headlined at the Young Women of Influence Speakers Series.

“A shining example of a professional woman who exemplifies and promotes the value of enjoying both a fulfilling career and an active personal life, Andrea will be a great addition to our team,” says Carolyn Lawrence, president and CEO of Women of Influence Inc. “We are thrilled to have her officially join our Advisory Board and share in our dedication and passion for the professional advancement of women.”

Lekushoff joins 11 other high-profile executives on the board, including:

  • Carolyn Lawrence, President & CEO Women of Influence Inc.
  • Connie Clerici, President & CEO, Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Justine Deluce, Chief Operating Officer, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited
  • Victoria Foley, Founder & President, Belladonna Communications
  • Diane Francis, Editor-At-Large, Financial Post
  • Barbara Hackett, President, Stratheden Homes
  • Kathy Haley, President, Air Rail Metrolink/Go Transit
  • Lisa Heidman, Senior Client Partner, North American Director, Bedford Legal, The Bedford Consulting Group Inc.
  • Deirdre Horgan, Senior Marketing Executive
  • Rajini McRae, Head of HR Mergers and Acquisitions, RBC
  • Tony Pampena, Tax Partner, Ernst & Young

About Women of Influence

Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on gender intelligence, professional coaching, events, and media. It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence reaches a community of 120,000 in nine cities across North America: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit