Nominees for the 2020 Surrey Women in Business Awards have been announced in advance of a luncheon on Thursday, March 12.
Erin Brockovich is keynote speaker at the 11th annual event, at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Member tickets are $135 each, or $1,500 for a table of 11, while general-admission tickets are $155 each, or $1,725 for a table of 11. The awards are hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, with more details posted to businessinsurrey.com.
Brockovich, whose story of dogged persistence was told in a 2000 biographical film that starred Julia Roberts, will speak about “overcoming adversity” at the awards event, to be emceed by CTV’s Mi-Jung Lee.
Nominations were sought in the categories of Entrepreneur (small business), Entrepreneur (large business), Corporate Leader, Professional, Not-for-Profit Leader, Emerging Leader and Social Trailblazer.
The award finalists were announced Wednesday (Jan. 22):
Entrepreneur (Small Business):
Katrina Amurao, Katrina Amurao Personal Real Estate Corporation – RE/MAX 2000 – Surrey
Pavani Gunadasa, Clayton Glass
Jean Su, GenerationsE Software Solutions Inc.
Entrepreneur (Large Business):
Sandra Christian, Creative Kids Learning Centers
Christina Marcano, Silver Icing Inc.
Joy Mauro, Turnabout Luxury Resale
Sara Forte, Forte Law Corporation
Emily Kearns, Ankenman Associates Architects Inc.
Dr. Monica Michel, SOMA MD
Azra Hussain, Surrey Hospital Foundation
Beth Kish, Peace Arch Hospice Society
Sue McIntosh, Seniors Come Share Society
Gena Cole, Coast Capital Savings
Stephanie Howes, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Diane Roy, FortisBC
Donya Divsalar, Decode by SFU Aerospace
Cherie Storms, Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd.
Julie Wang, Tiny Planet Digital
Theresa Campbell, Safer Schools Together
Laura Mannix, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
Kiran Toor, KidsPlay Youth Foundation