The awards celebrated talented women making waves in Vancouver's tech community

The Women in Tech Awards Soiree at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue on March 2 celebrated the inspiring women who have made contributions to and achievements in the Vancouver tech community. The evening was sponsored by the Management of Technology MBA program at the Beedie School of Business . Opening remarks were made by Shane Moore, Beedie School of Business director of recruitment and admissions. Keynote speaker and emcee was Michelle Martin, co-founder of Ethelo Decisions,  Artsally Media Inc. and NXT Level You.

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Monique Chelson, Smart Technologies product manager; Rachael Simak, BrainStation communications manager; Richard Bent, BrainStation community co-ordinator, and Johnny Yoo, BrainStation growth manager

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Joshlynn Kishore, Mark Anthony Group HRIS administrator, and Tram Bui, Law Society of BC assistant forensic accounting

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Brittany Hobbs, PH1 director research & branding; and Arpy Dragffy, PH1 director of strategy

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Shane Moore, Beedie School of Business director of recruitment and admissions

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Michelle Martin, Ethelo Decisions/Artsally Media Inc./NXT Level You co-founder

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Toby Rawthorpe, investor; and John Richardson, social entrepreneur

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Nicole Arksey, Women in Tech Leadership Award winner; and Krystal Ho, iQmetrix director corporate relations

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Sean Sullivan, Tableau escalation account manager; and Julie Ferguson, Demonware office manager

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Michelle Andrew, RED Academy, admission and events manager presents the Leadership Award to Meredith Powell, The Next Big Thing founder

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Rachael Simak, BrainStation community manager presents the Leadership Award to Monique Chelsom, SMART Technologies, product manager, services & enterprise product portfolio

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Renee Ng, Community Champion Women in Tech scholarship winner to study at BrainStation

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Meghan Halton and Y Nguyen, Demonware software engineers, present the Community Champion Award to Denise Williams

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Jonathan Natavio, Porter Technologies CEO and founder announces Porter WinTech Scholarships

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