Meet Our Past Award Recipients
Congratulations to our deserving 2019 Recipients for the Businesswoman of the Year Awards
Founder, Lawyer and Mediator
Founder and Owner
The Open Door Educational Services
Logan Katz Chartered Professional Accountants
MPNL & CFRE
Carleton University & Carleton University Foundation
Congratulations to our deserving 2018 Recipients for the Businesswoman of the Year Awards
Tea & Toast Inc.
Regional Managing Partner
Borden Ladner Gervais
President & CEO
CAA North & East Ontario
2017 BYAs Recipients
Arido IDC, PMP, LEED AP
President & Founder
Hay Design Inc.
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Founder Cancer Coaching
President & CEO
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
2016 BYAs Recipients
CEO & Co-Founder
Next Step Transitions
Candace Enman, CPA, CA
General Manager & Chief Administrative Officer
Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
Past Award Recipients
Director, IBI Group Architects
Vice President Marketing, TalkSwitch
Owner, Fantasy in Foliage Inc.
President, Tubman Funeral Homes & Cremation
Owner, Davidson’s Jewellers
Chairperson, Help the Aged, Canada
Kristine van der Pas-Norenius
President, Tulips and Maple Inc.
Jennifer Lynch, Q.C.
Partner, Lang, Michener, Honeywell, Wotherspoon
President, Glebe Apothecary
President, Manotick Travel & Cruise Centre
Owner, Valberg Imaging Inc.
President, Neta Clark Real Estate
Principal, Callaghan Letellier Wiens Gibbons
Managing Partner, GGFL
President, CEO and Founder, Business Sherpa Group
Vice President, Broadway Across Canada
Owner/President, Retire-At-Home Services Inc.
President, Lemmex & Associates
City of Ottawa Councillor and President, Chuck Brown Golf
Mary Ellen Morris
Partner, BDO Ward Mallette
Owner, Voc-Care Rehabilitation Centre
Janice B. Payne
Senior Partner, Nelligan O’Brien Payne
Mary Ann Turnbull
President, Turnbull Learning Centre
Regional President, Rogers Communications Inc.
Former Co-Owner & Director of Catering, Mackay Street Epicura
Owner, Alderian Centre for Counselling and Education
Owner, Westeinde Group of Companies
Frances Mae Balodis
Founder and International Director, Music for Young Children
Partner, Auger Hollingsworth
Executive Vice President, CFO and Alternate Governor, Senators Sports & Entertainment
President and CEO, CTE Solutions Inc.
Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
President and CEO, Renaud Foster
Owner & Physiotherapist, Access at Home Physiotherapy
Lawyer & Partner, Smart & Biggar / Fetherstonhaugh
Owner-President, The Fish Market Group of Restaurants
President/CEO, Human Resource Systems
Co-Owner and VP Business Development, Veritaaq
Founder & CEO, Concierge Home Services
News Producer and Anchor, CTV
Owner, Thyme & Again Creative Catering
President, Betty’s Kitchen
Vice President, Human Resources, General Dynamics Canada
Wealth Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities
Co-President, Sander Geophysics
Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Telus
Broker, Keller Williams Ottawa Realty Bennett Real Estate Professionals
Owner, Sante Restaurant, Holtz Health and Beauty Spa, The Sussex Club
Executive Director, Terrace Youth Residential Services
Rosa Maria Iuliano
Partner, Collins Barrow
President/Owner, Caralyn’s Hair & Wig Design, Inc.
For women who organize and operate a business or group of companies, taking on financial risks.
For women who have earned recognition and respect, and have significantly impacted their field and community.
Women who work for for-profit, not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, social enterprises, charity, or a foundation.
For women who volunteer their time to effect positive change in their organization and/or community.