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Rita Mizzi-Gago, PhaseNyne VP HR, speaks to the crowd

More than 400 guests attend awards luncheon

More than 400 guests attended Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Vancouver at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel on January 26. Co-presented by KPMG and SFU Beedie School of Business, the awards luncheon began with registration and networking with opening remarks by Rita Mizzi-Gago, PhaseNyne VP HR. Keynote addresses were made by Top 100 winner Lois Nahirney, president and CEO of dnaPower and SkinDNA Inc.; 2017 Top 100 winner Renee Merrifeld Wasylyk, partner and CEO of Troika Group; and 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Shannon Rogers, president and CEO of Global Relay.

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners now numbers 1,005 amazing women who affirm the power and potential of women across the country. This year celebrated the 2017 award winners, who have shown resilience, rallied others, overturned obstacles and paved a path for the next generation.

 

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The team from Global Relay with 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Shannon Rogers, president & chief legal officer

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Gordon Esau, Dentons Canada LLP partner and Creative BC chair; and Lindsay Nahmiache, Jive Communications co-founder

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Barbara Grantham, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation president and CEO; and Jackie Jacob, BCIT Foundation executive director

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Jen Murtagh, BC Women’s Hospital Foundation chief strategy officer; and Suzanne Schulz, KPMG partner

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April Chow, Canadian Western Trust senior manager corporate trust; Carolyn Graham, Canadian Western Bank EVP andCFO; and Angela Chan, Canadian Western Bank manager retail banking

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Sharon Gill; her sister and Top 100 award winner Prem Gill, Creative BC CEO; and Harpreet Gill, consultant

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Ana Lopez, BCIT VP HR; Top 100 award winner Kathy Kinloch, BCIT president; Jennifer Fignar, BCIT associate dean; Raine Gilman, BCIT department head; Cynthia Petrie, BCIT executive director shareholder relations; and Lara Johnson, BCIT AVP marketing and communications

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Sharon Boglari, CBC director strategic planning; and Caroline Jones, HSBC finance control officer

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Narges Nirumvala, ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International CEO; and Rita Mizzi-Gago, PhaseNyne VP HR

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Jacquoline Martin, SORA founder and CEO and Top 100 award winner; and Schannel Siregar, SORA COO 

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Lois Nahirney, president and CEO of dnaPower & SkinDNA Inc. and 2017 Top 100 award winner, gives a keynote address

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Top 100 award winner Valerie Mann, Lawson Lundell LLP partner

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Top 100 award winner Diane McCurdy, McCurdy Financial Planning Inc. founder and president

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Top 100 award winner Renee Merrifield Wasylyk, partner and CEO of Troika Group  gives a keynote address

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2017 Hall of Fame inductee Shannon Rogers, president and chief legal officer of Global Relay, gives a keynote address

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Top 100 award winner Shannon Rogers, president and chief legal officer of Global Relay, gives a keynote address

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Top 100 award winner Cdr. Michele Tessier, Coastal Forces Pacific commander