Six women will be honoured at two separate events in June. Three recipients from northwestern Ontario will be recognized at the first awards luncheon, to be held in Thunder Bay at the Valhalla Inn on June 3, 2013. In Sudbury, on June 6. three recipients from northeastern Ontario will be similarly honoured at the second celebratory luncheon, to be held at the Radisson Hotel.
Additionally, one Grade 12 student from Northern Ontario will be awarded a $2,000 Aspiring Achiever Essay Scholarship.
“It is estimated that women will start half of Canada’s new companies,” says Northern Ontario Business publisher Patricia Mills. “We need innovators, mentors and risk-takers,” she adds. “We also need to acknowledge those women who do venture into the world of business and economic development, and we need to encourage more to follow.”
The Influential Women of Northern Ontario program was launched in 1997 in order to seek out, honour and profile women in Northern Ontario who contribute to the North’s economic success and expansion. Over 100 influential women have been recognized since the program’s inception. The roster of award winners continues to grow.
For more details on the Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards program visit www.influentialwomen.ca