WXN holds leadership summit and awards luncheon to celebrate Top 100 winners from B.C. and the Territories

More than 300 guests attended Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 B.C. and the Territories Awards Luncheon on January 20 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. The luncheon capped off a leadership summit with welcoming remarks from Lois Nahirney, emcee, WXN advisory board chair and DNA Power president & CEO, followed by award presentations and a panel discussion with 2016 Top 100 winners Karen Flavelle, Purdys Chocolatier CEO; Dana Hayden, Hayden Consulting Services president; and Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, Absolute Spa Group/Crew Management Ltd. CEO. Closing remarks were made by Sherri Stevens, WXN owner and CEO.

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The WXN award winners

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Cynthia Roney, BDC executive advisor and Jen Murtagh, Minerva CEO

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Narges Nirumvala, ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International CEO; and Ross Davidson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise president HP Advanced Solutions Inc.

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Lois Nahirney, emcee, WXN Advisory Board Chair, DNA Power president & CEO; Dana Hayden, 2016 Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee, Hayden Consulting Services president; Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, 2016 Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee, Absolute Spa Group/Crew Management Ltd. CEO; and Karen Flavelle, 2016 Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee, Purdys Chocolatier CEO

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Inclusion Vanguard Award Winner Sandra Stuart, HSBC Bank of Canada president & CEO

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Sherri Stevens, WXN owner & CEO

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Cynthia Johansen, College of Registered Nurses of BC registrar/CEO; and Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Ministry of Advanced Education minister

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Fiona Forbes and Mary Zilba, LadyPants Productions Inc. co-founders

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Carol Chiang, KPMG partner; and Lorna Nimmons, KPMG partner

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Debra Hoggan, SFU Aboriginal Business & Leadership executive MBA grad; and Barb Martineau, SFU Beedie School of Business senior associate director advancement

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Heather Bach, Bach Consulting Group clinical director; Mia Watkins, grade 10 student; and Carolyn Egri, SFU Beedie School of Business professor

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Mumtaz Chaudhary, Pragilis Solutions executive director; and Kathy O’Donoghue, Conquer Mobile managing director

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Vivian Caporale, Coast Capital Savings director, retail initiatives; and Michelle Banifatemi, Coast Capital Savings director, retail operations oversight

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Lois Nahirney, emcee, WXN Advisory Board Chair, DNA Power president & CEO