YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2021 Nominees

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YWCA Metro Vancouver has announced 76 nominees for the 38th Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, presented by Scotiabank

2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Winners
2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Winners

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Where: Online
When: Monday, June 7, 2021 at 6:00pm
Tickets: Available online. $159 for registration or $199 for registration and a meal kit (for four) to enjoy the evening of the awards.

2021 Nominees

Arts, Culture & Design

  • Catherine Clement
  • Trish Dolman
  • Ana Maria Llanos
  • Leena Manro
  • Sukhi Sangha
  • Nadine Westerbarkey

Business & the Professions

  • Alyssa Barry
  • Vivian Chan
  • Shelley Gray
  • Nikki Hill
  • Dianne Lapierre
  • Joy MacPhail
  • Michele Matthews
  • Anne McMullin
  • Teresa Perri
  • Katy Player
  • Roanne Weyermars

Community Champion

  • Balbir Kaur Gurm
  • Krista Milne
  • Jennifer Randall Nelson
  • Jean Rasmussen

Education, Training & Development

  • Dr. Jo-ann Archibald
  • Faye Brownlie
  • Dr. June Francis
  • Dr. Carol Liao
  • Jane Jae Kyung Shin
  • Dr. Sheryl Staub-French

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Aly Armstrong
  • Rebecca Bollwitt
  • Julia Chung
  • Patrice Mousseau
  • Heather Ondendaal
  • Victoria Shroff

Environmental Sustainability

  • Vanessa Lebourdais
  • Melina Scholefield
  • Dr. Tammara Soma MCIP RPP

Health & Wellness

  • Serena Kassam
  • Karen Kobel
  • Charlotte Yong-Hing


  • Armin Amrolia
  • Ann English
  • Patti MacAhonic
  • Mei Madden
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Denise Williams

Reconciliation In Action

  • Stephanie Allen
  • Tracy Antoine
  • Rhiannon Bennett
  • Noorjean Hassam
  • Isabel Jackson
  • Margo Kane
  • Sheryl Lightfoot

Research, the Sciences & Technology

  • Lori Brotto
  • Quynh Doan
  • Annett Rozek
  • Stephanie Simmons
  • Dr. Laura Sly

Young Woman of Distinction

  • Sanna Bhayana
  • Reeva Billy
  • Gurleen Brar
  • Bremiella De Guzman
  • Yamila Franco Pena
  • Imaan Jiwa
  • Precilia Kong
  • Joyce Lam  
  • Melody Lim
  • Natasha Mhuriro
  • Eloise Moss
  • Rochelle Prasad
  • Shakti Ramkumar

Outstanding Workplace

  • BC Centre for Women in the Trades
  • Clio
  • Nicola Wealth
  • RBC
  • Sage Software Canada Ltd.
  • Scotiabank

Vote – Connecting the Community

In addition to the award category in which they are nominated, all nominees are eligible to win the Connecting the Community Award – the only award category where the recipient is selected by public vote. Each nominee has chosen a YWCA cause that is important to her for a chance to donate $10,000, courtesy of Scotiabank, to the YWCA program of her choice.

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YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2021 Nominees

YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, since 2010.

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