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Influential Women honoured in Sudbury

Far left Sudbury winners Dr. Jennifer Jocko – Gynecologist, Northeastern Ontario Women’s Health Network and Lise Armstrong , Transitional And Housing Support Program, centre.

For more than two decades, the Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards program (IW) has recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of women, awarding winners in the following categories:  Executive, Entrepreneur and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Aboriginal Leadership, Tradeswoman of the Year and Influential Community Trailblazer. The event also acknowledges a young leader through the presentation of the Influential Woman Essay Scholarship. This year 13 women from communities across the north will be celebrated.

The IW program was launched in 1997 as a way to seek out, profile and honour women who are making a difference in their communities and contributing to the region’s economic success. Over 300 accomplished women have been recognized since the program’s inception and the roster of award winners continues to grow with two 2018 award luncheons.

The Northeast IW Awards Luncheon returned to Sudbury, Monday, May 28 at the Steelworkers Union Hall and Conference Centre. The Northwest IW Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 31st at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Thunder Bay.

Northern Ontario Business extends is gratitude to co- presenter Goldcorp, Gold sponsor Union Gas,  the judges and award sponsors highlighted below.  The winner’s profiles and photos will be posted on the IW website after the awards, at



Tammy Morison – President and CEO

North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation


Nicole Guertin – Co-Owner

Les Suites des Presidents

Young Entrepreneur

Alicia Pirie – Owner/Operator

Chic Baby and Kids, Timmins

Aboriginal Leadership

Dr. Jennifer Jocko – Gynecologist

Northeastern Ontario Women’s Health Network


Armanda Quinn – Miner

Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines

Influential Community Trailblazer

Lise Armstrong

Transitional And Housing Support Program

Genevra House

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Influential Women Awards. Visit for more information.

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