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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Since 2012, an outstanding woman has been selected as the International Women’s Day Award Winner. Presented during IWD festivities, the award recognizes the outstanding contribution of this woman to Niagara.

YearFirst NameLast NameNotes
2012WendySouthallChief, Niagara Regional Police
2013HelenYoungManaging Director, Inn on the Twenty
2014LyndaReevesFounder & Publisher, House & Home Magazine
2015Marilyn I.WalkerArtist, Teacher, Mentor, Award-winning Author,
Arts Advocate, Philanthropist and Community-builder
2016PamelaMinnsHeritage Champion
2017RosemaryHaleProfessor Emerita, First Female Dean, Brock University
2018Mary AnnEdwardsRun Director, Rankin Cancer Run
2019SusanVendittiDirector, Start Me Up Niagara
2020GailNeffCo-creator, Scientifically Yours program
2021Dr. RobinWilliams Special Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
2022JenniferHarperFounder, Cheekbone Beauty
2023Michele-EliseBurnettCreator & Artistic Director, Celebration of Nations
2024Dr. TapoChimbgandaFounding Executive Director, Future Black Female

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