Influential Women in Business


Business in Vancouver is currently seeking BC's most outstanding business women in private or public sector companies, and is accepting nominations for the 2021 Influential Women in Business Awards. This awards program is one of Business in Vancouver's premium award and networking events, bringing together members of Vancouver's influential business community.

Honourees are chosen based on the criteria of professional accomplishments, influence, and business community involvement. Honourees will be featured in Business in Vancouver and honoured at an awards dinner in March 2021.

**Business in Vancouver is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will notify nominators of any changes to the event’s timeline as they happen.**


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2020 Michelle Pockey Leadership Award Recipient

As a prominent lawyer and community activist, Michelle Pockey dedicated herself to making a positive difference in the world. A winner of the Influential Women in Business Award in 2016, Michelle worked tirelessly for 20 years advancing women in business, law, First Nations and non-traditional sectors. She was an inspiration to others every day of her life until her passing from cancer in June 2016.

To help support Michelle’s legacy and advance other women along their leadership journeys, Business in Vancouver and Minerva BC, proudly supported by Vancity, have partnered to recognize this exceptional female leader through the creation of the Michelle Pockey Leadership Award. This award gives first priority to an Indigenous woman and single parents, and second priority to women pursuing law, justice, Indigenous or environmental studies.