Unsung women's heroes sought for recognition

Tri-Cities organization opens up nominations for its Women Influencer Awards

The Women’s Collaborative Hub (WCH) is looking for unsung women heroes to honour and celebrate.

Nominations are open for the third annual WCH Women Influencer Awards, put on by the group that encompasses Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. This year’s event will be held Nov. 17 at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam.

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The awards recognize women who make a positive difference to those around them and whose influence benefits the community.

In 2018, WCH received 110 nominations that were considered by 32 community judges in a two-stage independent process.

“We found, supported by independent, global research, that women have a tendency to avoid promoting themselves and their accomplishments,” said Hub co-founder Sandra Horton in a press release. “We saw an opportunity, through the Women Influencers Awards, for the community to acknowledge their accomplishments for them in order to inspire confidence and self-esteem. These women do so much for our communities, and they deserve to be recognized.” 

The categories for nomination are for beyond the call of duty, sustainability champion, inspirational Wonder Woman, exceptional educator, emerging influencer, extraordinary leader, community steward, Indigenous leader, and new immigrant influencer. Nominations can be made online at womenscollaborativehub.com/awards. The deadline is noon on Oct. 4.

The event’s MC will be mortgage specialist Angela Calla with Lotte Davis, founder of One Girl Can, as the keynote speaker.


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