Over 200 women were nominated for the record-setting 2023 Women in Business Awards. We would like to congratulate all our nominees and thank everyone who nominated an oustanding woman in business.
Get your tickets now for the 2023 Women in Business Awards, to be presented on November 16 at 11:00am.
Without further ado, we are pleased to announce this year’s finalists:
Business that Gives Back Award
Community Impact Award
Corporate Leadership Award
Cultural Arts Award
Emerging Business Award
Equity Entrepreneur Award
Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism Award
Excellence in the Not-for-Profit Sector Award
Excellence in Trades Award
Health Care Hero Award
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Award
Young Professional Award
2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Valerie Pringle is a highly respected Canadian television personality known for her outstanding contributions to the field of broadcasting. As the co-host of the iconic show Canada AM, her warmth and professionalism were a good morning welcome for audiences for over a decade. Her contributions to the show helped solidify its status as a beloved morning staple for countless Canadians. Some of her other hosting credits include the travel show Valerie Pringle Has Left the Building, Antiques Roadshow and Canada Files.
Valerie Pringle’s career is marked by her dedication to community involvement. She has served as spokesperson for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research for over two decades and has been involved in numerous charitable organizations, demonstrating a strong commitment to making a positive impact on society. She is also a member of the foundation boards for The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Board of Niagara Project. Her philanthropy has earned her numerous accolades and awards, and in 2006 she was made a member of the Order of Canada.
Valerie remains an enduring figure in the Canadian media landscape, recognized for her significant contributions to journalism and her unwavering commitment to improving her community.
The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the extraordinary success of a Niagara woman in her business and community over the course of her career.
2023 Ruth Unrau Legacy Award Recipient
Deborah Rosati, an award-winning corporate director and entrepreneur, has been defined in three interconnected ways throughout her 35-year career – as a corporate governance champion, catalyst for change and community builder.
As the founder and CEO of Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB), an 850-member social-purpose company, Deborah is building a community of the next generation of women corporate directors, advancing equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI), collaboration, courage, and confidence in the boardroom.
Deborah’s passion for good governance and board diversity is rooted in her board journey when she was often the only woman in the boardroom. These first-hand experiences cemented Deborah’s conviction that having more women on boards makes better business sense.
The Ruth Unrau Legacy Award was created in the name of Women in Niagara co-founder Ruth Unrau, to be conferred upon a woman who shares Ruth’s spirit and dedication to advocacy for women in business, and who has lifted up female entrepreneurs through her work and support. The award recipient will have championed women in trade and commerce, and empowered others to achieve success.
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