2019 Women Influencers Awards

Acknowledging the Unsung Heroes of Our Communities

The Women’s Collaborative Hub (WCH) is excited to be hosting the 3rd Annual Women Influencers Awards recognizing the unsung heroes who make a mark in our communities of the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows, & Maple Ridge; these women inspire, influence, encourage, at the same time, mentor others and deserve to be recognized for their outstanding efforts.

Women Influencer Awards celebrates with women and men those ladies from all walks of life who make a positive difference to those around them; women whose achievements go beyond success in their personal and professional lives, and whose influence benefits their communities.

Mark in your calendar and be at the 3rd Annual Women Influencers Awards on November 17th, 2019 at 2:00pm and doors open at 1:00pm in the fantastic Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam BC.

Women Influencers Awards  celebrate most powerful women of the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows, & Maple Ridge to raise your profile amongst the utmost renowned names in the communities. Establishing connected face-to-face relationships that lead to new and stronger business opportunities. Together we support and celebrate your achievements by aiming to provide you with an experience that is truly inspirational – an event with women influencers in our communities!  Where and when men and women, at last, have a long overdue opportunity to celebrate those amazing women!

Award Eligibility:

  •         Must be 18 years by the Awards Night
  •         Nominee will accept Nomination
  •        Nominee can only be nominated in ONE category
  •         Demonstrates Inclusivity
  •         Community Driven
  •         Service Oriented
  •         Displays commitment
  •         Positive Influence in the communities
  •         Lives and/or works in the Tri Cities, Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge areas
  •         Identify as a woman

Selection Process:

The Women’s Collaborative Hub Nominations Committee reviews all nominations during the judging process.  The Committee is an external and impartial jury of iinidividuals of distinction in our community. Nominations are rated against the nomination criteria and the committee may contact nominees, nominators and supporters to confirm references. Selections are made in consideration of the impact the individual has made in the communities in the respective categories. Award recipients must be able to attend (in person or via skype) the awards ceremony, and participate in pre-event reception.

#1 BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY – she is a front-liner who sees people not tasks. She is the individual who works far beyond her job description especially in her assistance to individuals expecting nothing in return. Her activity has been instrumental in changing lives.

Examples: 911 responder, Pharmacist, Mental Health Nurse, Eldercare, Counsellor, Physiotherapist, Sitter, Home Health Aid, Firefighter, Police Officer, Doctor, Paramedics, etc.

#2 SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION  – The earth is the most precious asset that we all share. Efforts that we make to sustain this vital resource is not only necessary but makes perfect sense. A sustainability champion is a woman who is an advocate for initiatives aimed at reducing the negative impact on the natural environment. They are a role model and have made sustainability an integral part of their day to day life or business. They improve quality of life and are results oriented.

Examples: Builders, Architects, Fashion Designers, Farmers, Chefs, Ecologists, Community Business Leaders, etc.

#3 INSPIRATIONAL WONDER WOMAN  – This wonder woman inspires, leads, and engages people to take action.  She is a role model, über organizer and volunteer who has traits that only a few possess. She has a reputation as a “super woman”.

#4 EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATOR  – We all know an exceptional educator that has touched our lives. She has the ability to inspire, promote, and sustain the intellectual, social-emotional & physical development of her students – be they children or adults of any age. She effectively and positively changes the direction of other’s lives.

Examples: Principal, Vice-Principal, Teacher, Special Education Assistant, Tutor, Coach, Higher Education Professional, etc.

#5 EMERGING INFLUENCER  – she is a young entrepreneur or emerging leader ideally between the ages of 18-30, who demonstrates a capacity to act as a catalyst for change.  She represents a new generation of leaders who advocates for others and gives a voice to them. Her impact is felt both online, in the community locally or globally.

#6 EXTRAORDINARY LEADER – she is a driving force for positive change personally and professionally. Her leadership qualities show in the number of people she empowers through her actions and excellent communication. She is a team player, networker, connector and mentor who finds joy in the success of others.  She builds shared visions to inspire others and challenges the status quo.

Examples: CEO, CFO, or COO

#7 COMMUNITY STEWARD – she is a faith-based or community leader who has shown outstanding service by dedicating her efforts to local fellowships, congregations, parishes, and neighborhood audience.

Examples: Clergy/Pastor, Youth Pastor, Choir Master, Senior’s Advocate, Spiritual Leader

# 8 INDIGENOUS LEADER – she is dedicated to helping people in her community. She is seen as a spiritual leader. She is dedicated to her culture and is eager to educate others.

Example: Elder, Spiritual Leader, Educator, Historian/Archivist

# 9 NEWCOMER INFLUENCER – she is a landed new immigrant who has been in the community five years or less. She has embraced her new community and exhibits great potential through her leadership, volunteerism and work ethic. She has overcome adversity and has risen above the odds and chooses to make a difference in her new country.

EMCEE

Angela Calla

Over the last 15 years, Angela, as a licensed mortgage broker with Dominion Lending Centres and multiple industry award winner, has been ranked nationally as one of the most influential women in the mortgage industry due to her dedication to helping her clients find the best mortgage to suit their financial needs and proactively looking for opportunities to save them money.  As a result, Angela has made a reputation for herself as an expert media guest for television, radio and print including hosting the Mortgage Show in Vancouver on CKNW AM980 – now in it’s 11th season where she continues to educate, elevate and empower the public with knowledge about acquiring a mortgage and navigating the market. Recently, Angela became a best-selling author both in the US and Canada, on Amazon,  with her book “The Mortgage Code” which has helped bring clarity to Canadians seeking a mortgage. She is also a magazine contributor to What’s On Magazine.   As a mother of 2 young children, she runs her own business in the Tri-Cities area at the base of burke mountain.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lotte Davis

Lotte Davis is the Co-Founder of AG Hair, the only manufacturer of professional hair care products in Canada, with distribution to over 20,000 salons and beauty stores internationally. Lotte and her husband John Davis started AG Hair in 1989 in the basement of their North Vancouver home with a $5000 loan.Their hair care line, known for its integrity and meticulous selection of natural ingredients, hasgrown exponentially over the past 29 years and now employs over 100 people with projected sales of $35M this year.

In addition to building her company into a well-renowned and respected beauty brand, Davis has worked tirelessly to find a way to impact gender inequality, specifically in underdeveloped countries. Having grown up in the dawn of the apartheid movement in South Africa, she was acutely aware of the legacy of mistreatment and lack of opportunities for women in particular.

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2019 WCH Women Influencers Awards Phase One Results

We’d like to congratulate all of the first round nominees.

Achla Safaya

Alison Bleasdale

Amber Gregory

Amber McLennan

Andrea MacDonald

Andrea Saliba

Angela Andersen

Angela Crocker

Angela Calla

Anita Wilson

Anita Alberto

Anna Teglasi

Ariane Jaschke

Ati Toosaavar

Betul Nebhen

Beverly Mroczkowski

Catherine Hubbs

Catherine Polonio

Catherine Beerda-Basso

Cathy Cena

Christine Mackenzie

Courtney Catterall

Debbie Pudek

Desiree Dupuis

Diane Rolston

Dr. Angela MacDonald

Dr. Nareeta Stephenson

Elaine Allison

Erika Tavernari

Erin Johnstone

Gay Conn

Gemma Wilson

Heather Lashley / Dodd

Heidi Maddrell

Jamie Manchester

Janine Davies

Jeanette Jackson

Jennifer Levers

Jennifer McKinnon

Jenny Chung

Jessica Macmhuirich

Jillian Pamela

Joanna Moss

JoAnne White

Johanne Dumas

Judith Lucas

Judith Castillo

Kailea Ridsdale

Kalie Witekar

Karen Tyrell

Karen Greenland

Kate Duggan

Kim Dumore

Kristie de Jong

Leah Coss

Lily Laverton

Lisa Beecroft

Lyndsy Pahl

Maria Bruneau

Maria Shylov

Marissa Stalman

Marlene Bruder

Massi Bakhshian

Mavis Pierre

Megan Leslie

Michelle Slaney-Trovato

Nancy Joe

Nicole Chambers

Polly Krier

Priscilla Omulo

Priti Shah

Rachel Cheng

Ramona Toth

Reihaneh Mirjani

Roxann MacDonald

Sandi Temple

Shannon Mitchell

Sheila Sutherland

Stacey GoKool

Tasha Faye-Evans

Terri Spilsbury

Tetyana Golota

Theresa Lee

Tiff Melius

Wendy Chen

Zehra Gajic

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