Surrey Women in Business Awards finalists named

Margaret Trudeau is keynote speaker at the March 9 event

Margaret Trudeau is the guest speaker at the Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon on March 9.

Margaret Trudeau is the guest speaker at the Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon on March 9.

SURREY — Finalists for the 2017 Surrey Women in Business Awards have been announced.

The eighth annual event will take place on Thursday, March 9 at the Sheraton hotel in Guildford, with Margaret Trudeau as keynote speaker.

Surrey Board of Trade hosts the event to recognizes “the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community.”

Sonia Sunger of Global BC will emcee the $55-a-head luncheon. To reserve a seat, visit businessinsurrey.com or call 604.581.7130.

Here are the award finalists in each of the five categories:

Entrepreneur

Noel Asmar – Noel Asmar Group Inc.

Leanne Cordeiro – Salon Cordeiro

Galia Shukr – Prestige Performance Consulting Ltd.

Professional

Mandie La Montagne – The Intueri Group

Parminder Mann – All Care Counselling

Sonia Virk – Virk Viyas & Associate Lawyers

Not-for-Profit Leader

Judy Krawchuk – Sophie’s Place/Child Development Foundation of BC

Dr. Noreen Simmons – BC Family Hearing Resource Society

Louise Tremblay – The Semiahmoo Foundation/Semiahmoo House Society

Corporate / Leadership

Dona Hurry – Mansonville Plastics Group of Companies

Marian Maletta – Westminster Savings

Emily Taylor –  Surrey City Development Corporation

Social Trailblazer

Paola Ardiles – SFU/Bridge For Health

Alice Sundberg – Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition

Jen Temple – Trademark Group