Business in Vancouver is once again recognizing BC's most outstanding business women in private or public sector companies. Honourees have risen through the ranks to become senior executives or entrepreneurs. Through corporate board placements they help influence and shape policy at some of Canada's largest companies. Winners will be profiled in a February issue of Business in Vancouver.
2020 Influential Women in Business Award Winners:
President & CEO, BC Women’s Health Foundation
Ana Maria Llanos
Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects
President & CEO, Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Nature’s Path Foods Inc.
CEO, Taymor Industries Ltd.
Gerri Sinclair (Lifetime Achievement)
Managing Director, Kensington Capital Partners
Michelle Pockey Leadership Award
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 will give first priority to an Indigenous woman and single parents, and second priority to women pursuing law, justice, Indigenous or environmental studies. An award and donation cheque will be presented at the Influential Women in Business Awards in March 2020. Donate or apply at www.biv.com/leadership-award.
Dress for Success
Dress for Success Vancouver will once again be collecting clothing accessories and monetary donations during registration on the day of the event. In the spirit of International Women's Day, consider donating one hour of your salary to empower another woman into the workforce, or joining our Little Black Dress Circle by donating an hour of your salary on a monthly basis. Tax receipts will be issued for any donation $20 or over. Your donation will change a life by empowering a woman with the confidence to enter or return to the workplace and navigate the future of work. DFS Vancouver is currently most in need of pre-loved or new handbags, spring coats and dresses. You can donate here: www.sporsorawoman.org.