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Honouring the north's influential women

The Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards, handed out in Sault Ste. Marie on May 25 and in Thunder Bay on May 28, honours women in Northern Ontario who contribute to the north’s economic success and expansion.
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The Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards, northwest, were held in Thunder Bay on May 28. File photo
The Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards, handed out in Sault Ste. Marie on May 25 and in Thunder Bay on May 28, honours women in Northern Ontario who contribute to the north’s economic success and expansion.

The awards program is put on by Northern Life's sister company, Northern Ontario Business.

“We are so proud to be recognizing exceptional women in the north,” said Influential Women founder Patricia Mills, in a press release. “Each year we receive more and more nominations. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions for 2016.”

Northwestern Ontario winners:

Executive
Cathy Woodbeck, Executive Director, Thunder Bay Multicultural Association, Thunder Bay
Sponsored by: Porter Airlines Inc.

Entrepreneur
Suzanne Tighe, President, Nurse Next Door, Thunder Bay
Sponsored by: Northern Ontario Angels
Young EntrepreneurAndrea Novoa, Owner, The World Dance Centre, Thunder Bay
Sponsored by: Rapport Credit Union
Business
Fireweed Crafts Inc, Thunder Bay
Sponsored by: Northern Credit Union
Aboriginal Leadership Holly Prince, Project Manager, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health, Thunder Bay
Sponsored by: Ontario Power Generation
Tradeswoman
Ruth, Jessica and Veronique Bjorkman, Prospectors, Bjorkman Prospecting, Atikokan
Sponsored by: Bombardier Transportation
Influential Woman Essay ScholarshipJulia Stolz, Thunder Bay
Sponsored by: TD Canada Trust
Influential Community Trailblazer Nancy Angus, Community Program Developer & Volunteer, City of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay
Sponsored by: PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise
For more information, visit www.influentialwomen.ca.



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