The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards take place in Vancouver June 1st, 2010. The list of nominees has just been announced along with a new people’s choice category, Connecting the Community.
Women from around Metro Vancouver have been nominated for their dedication to various community programs, businesses, leadership, and outreach.
The categories are Arts, Culture & Design, Business & The Professions, Community Building, Education, Training & Development, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Health & Active Living, Non-Profit & Public Service, Technology, Science & Industry, and Young Women of Distinction.
Nominees include Heather Redfern (Executive Director, The Cultch), Sylvia Corning (Program Head, International Business Management, BCIT), Sxwelhchaliya Julie Baker (Squamish Nation Chief and Council, Squamish Nation), Seana Wade (CEO, Survivor Bootcamp Inc.), Rita Thodos (Regional Manager, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and many more deserving women.
Every nominee in every category is eligible for the Connecting the Community Award. Simply head over to the YWCA of Vancouver’s website to cast your vote online. You can spread the word about your favourite nominee online by sharing the link http://ywcavan.org/vote on Twitter.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony June 1st at the Westin Bayshore. As the Social Media Sponsor, I will be on location live-tweeting and blogging the event.