Photo pictures 2017 winners of the Surrey Board of Trade’s Women in Business Awards. Keynote speaker Margaret Trudeau (fifth from left) with award winners and Surrey Board of Trade officials at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel last year. (File photo)

Surrey Women in Business Award finalists announced

Former Tory prime minister Kim Campbell is keynote speaker at the event

The Surrey Board of Trade has released its finalists for the ninth annual Surrey Women in Business Awards.

This year, the winners will be revealed at a March 8 luncheon, hosted by CTV News’ Tamara Taggart and presented by Vancity.

The event “recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s business women and their contributions to the community,” according to the business group.

Former Tory prime minister Kim Campbell is keynote speaker at the event.

Campbell was Canada’s 19th and first female prime minister, and is currently chairwoman of the nation’s Supreme Court Advisory Board.

See more: Former PM Kim Campbell to speak in Surrey

See also: Surrey Women in Business Awards: Margaret Trudeau spoke and local women were celebrated (2017)

“Attendees will be inspired by her unique experience in the political arena, the price Kim Campbell paid, and the rewards she reaped for her principles, her vision and her achievements,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade.

Commodore Marta Mulkins, Commander of Naval Reserves for the Royal Canadian Navy, will also speak at the event.

The award finalists are as follows:


Shelina Mawani – Nana’s Kitchen & Hot Sauce Ltd.

Sherry Jacobi – Studiothink

Yvonne Hogenes – Malary’s Fashion Network


Jas Sangha – Crown Building Supplies Ltd.

Shalini Das – Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy, Inc.

Susan Payment – MNP LLP

Not-for-Profit Leader

Denise Darrell – Sources Community Resources Society

Ingrid Kastens – Pacific Community Resources Society

Sue McIntosh – Seniors Come Share Society

Corporate / Leadership

Elly Morgan – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

Jas Sangha – Crown Building Supplies Ltd.

Rowena Rizzotti – Lark Group

Social Trailblazer

Denise Darrell – Sources Community Resources Society

Elly Morgan – Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Heather Lynch – Options Community Services Society

Indigenous Entrepreneur

Cheryl Morgan – Cheryl’s Trading Post

Jennine Cook – Pure Beauty Ltd.

Roxanne Charles – Roxanne Charles

The award luncheon is set for March 8 at 11 a.m. at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave.).

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