AWE Announces 2014 Celebration of Achievement Nominees

News Release

December 16, 2013


Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Announces Nominees for the 2014 Celebration of Achievement Award


Edmonton, AB, Canada – Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is honored to announce the list of nominees for our 2014 Celebration of Achievement Awards.


With 37 nominations received from across Alberta, we invite you to join us in congratulating these inspiring female entrepreneurs.


Nominee’s Name  and Company

Margaret Adu –  Aomega Lodges

JudyLynn Archer – Women Building Futures

Jennifer Aubin –  Techbent and OrganizeYourPeople

Shelly Barless  – Dust Queen Maid Service

Catherine Bell – BluEra

Joanne Blake – Style for Success Inc.

Marie Boucher – Sakasteew

Shannon Bowen-Smed  – BOWEN

Susan and Holly Brattberg –  Global eTraining

Rosemarie Breaker –  Proprietor

Jennifer Carlson – Baby Gourmet Foods Inc.

Julia Cordray – Career Fox Inc.

Bree Emmerson –  BE3Designs

Dr. Breanne Everett –  Orpyx Medical Technologies

Christina Forth-Matthews – AOG International

Colleen Halliday  –  The Spindle Factory Ltd.

Charmaine Hammond – Hammond International and Team Toby

Michele Hecken  –  Alpha Translations Canada Inc.

Jacqueline Jacek –  JACEK Chocolate Couture

Shannon Lenstra  – Kon-strux Developments Inc.

Margot Micallef  –  Oliver Capital Partners Inc.

Glori Meldrum –  Little Warriors and g[squared]

Dayna Nelson –  D.LUXE

Hannah Pazderka  –  Art of Gems Inc.

Estrella Rodriguez –  KC EN JP Ltd.

Leah Podollan –  The L Spa and Wellness Centre

Lori Pecorilli  – Latium Fleet Management Inc.

Twana Rose  – Proline Group (Canada) Ltd.

Gena Rotstein – Dexterity Ventures Inc.

Jacqueline Shan –  Afinity Life Sciences Inc.

Char Smith –  Smith Research Inc.

Kate Thrasher –  KTG Enterprises Inc., Success At Work Inc.

Dr. Halia Valladares Montemayor – Mount Royal University

Arleigh Vasconcellos  –  The Agency

Pat Vos –  Intercon Messaging Inc.

Laurie I. Wood – Wood Law Office

Marjorie Zingle  –  DataHive


AWE will be hosting a cocktail reception to celebrate all of the nominees on January 30th, 2014 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Tickets for the event are now on sale

The winner will be chosen by a jury comprised of recognized business leaders in Alberta. The chosen recipient will be notified by AWE on January 31st, 2014.

2013 Award Recipient

Ruth Kelly, President and CEO

Venture Publishing Inc.

 2012 Award Recipient

Arlene Dickinson, CEO

Venture Communications

The Celebration of Achievement pays tribute to an exceptional entrepreneur who has achieved recognizable success. This visionary woman is an inspirational leader, who has built an entrepreneurial venture in Alberta with significant impact on the economy and the community, and who acts as a role model for women in business.

This is the only event of its kind in Alberta that brings together female entrepreneurs with representatives from government, industry, media and educational institutions to celebrate the outstanding contribution of an inspiring female entrepreneur.

The Celebration of Achievement Award will be presented at a gala in Calgary, May 14th, 2014.





About AWE

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs is an organization dedicated to enabling women to build successful businesses. AWE provides unique programs and services to women in business through mentoring, advising, financing and skills and network development.



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Media contact:

Nicole Medeiros

Marketing Manager

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Edmonton Direct: 780.422.7786


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