to Phoenix Executive Network

Leaders Supporting Leaders

Launched in 2007, Phoenix Executive Network (PEN) is Toronto's leading transition support network for executives. PEN is a well-respected, successful member-led group with exclusive membership comprised of talented executives from a variety of functional areas and industries. The team is balanced and empowered through discussion, sharing of resources, opportunities and networks. Everyone is accountable to themselves and each other. It is an approachable, collegial, honest, and optimistic environment that welcomes new members with support and encouragement.

Prospective members can begin their application through our website. If you are an Executive in transition, apply to PEN today – and build relationships for a lifetime.

If you are a Executive currently in transition, apply now!

We Look For

Membership Criteria

  • Previous role on an Executive Leadership Team (eg. C-suite, SVP/VP level, Partner)

  • Strong, wide and accessible network of senior level executives to share

  • Active in job search, with job-ready mindset

  • Committed to being an optimistic and engaged participant in weekly meetings on Mondays from 9 -11 AM at First Canadian Place

  • Functional experience and diversity (relative to current membership) is considered

  • Active membership not to exceed 20

  • Be willing to engage as an alumnus assisting current members

Membership Benefits

  • Networking, coaching and support from senior level executives across functional areas, industries and geographies (present members and alumni)

  • Membership to Toronto Board of Trade (TBoT) for office space and networking

  • Structure and accountability during job search in a professional environment

  • Thought leadership resources and guest speakers

Application Process

  • Apply online

  • An active member will contact you and become your sponsor. The sponsor and at least one other active member will meet with you to discuss your candidacy and if appropriate arrange for you to attend a PEN meeting

  • At the meeting you will:

    • Present a 5-6 minute synopsis including - background, roles you are seeking (your 'elevator pitch'), transition activities to date, what you can bring to PEN, what you are looking to get out of PEN

    • Engage in questions and answers

  • PEN will review your overall application and your sponsor will contact you with the outcome

  • Phoenix Executive Network Pamphlet