Next’s Clara Angotti recognized as one of Canada’s most powerful women for 2011
Clara Angotti, President and Founder of Next Pathway Inc., has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award by the Women’s Executive Network. She received her award in the “Entrepreneur” category.
The Women’s Executive Network awards recognize the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. Winners in the “Entrepreneur“ category are selected based on their role in founding and growing a company, their strategic vision and leadership, their organization’s financial performance and their commitment to community service.
Clara Angotti has been a technology consultant and entrepreneur for nearly 20 years. She founded Next in 2006 after she successfully sold her previous technology business to Bell Canada. Since then, she has built Next into a flourishing technology consultancy that offers management consulting, software development and enterprise infrastructure solutions to leading companies across the globe. She is also an investor in and acts as an advisor to Definitive Consulting Services, Canada’s premier Sales Tax Recovery and Accounting firm.
“I cannot think of a more deserving recipient for Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award than Clara Angotti,” said Nitin Kawale, President of Cisco Systems Canada Co. ”She has had an outstanding career as a leading information technology consultant and business professional, in addition the generous work given to great community causes. Clara epitomizes what it means to be a true entrepreneur through her unbridled passion, infectious energy and dedicated perseverance. She is an outstanding example for all of us.”
Her passion goes beyond the technology industry through her leadership roles on various community boards and charities. Clara and her husband are Founding Patrons of Luminato, a Toronto-based, annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music and more. “Clara was an early and vigorous supporter of Luminato and over the last 5 years has helped it become the most important multi arts festival in North America,” said Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Communications and Co-Founder of Luminato.
She is also a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s (TSO) Board of Directors. “The TSO enriches the life of our community with the expression of the most profound and abstract ideas and emotions,” said Andrew Shaw, President & CEO of the TSO. “Clara understands all of this and more. As a consequence, she makes an important volunteer commitment of time, energy, and personal resources to the TSO – thereby not only setting a wonderful example for business leader colleagues but also providing outstanding community leadership.”
In 2010, Clara and her husband, Chetan Mathur, generously made a leadership gift to the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) Bell Lightbox campaign. Chetan and Clara named the stage in Cinema Four, “The Berlin Mathur Stage,” in honour of their daughter and Mr. Mathur’s father.
In addition, earlier this year the Mathur family created a Charitable Fund to benefit the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in O’ahu, Hawai’i. This fund provides financial support and care to Kapi’olani’s patients and families.
About Next Pathway
Next Pathway has developed a proprietary set of products and services geared to helping enterprises realize the benefits of Big Data and to expedite the delivery of digital products while allowing organizations to maintain their investment in legacy back-end systems.