2018 IW Winners

Executive of the Year - North Bay

Lee-Ann St.Jacques

Tammy Morison

When it comes to support for North Bay Regional Health Centre, Tammy Morison continues to be inspired by the generosity of her community.

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Entrepreneur of the Year - Haileybury

Tracy Nutt

Nicole Guertin

For 15 years, Nicole Guertin and her partner, Jocelyn Blais, have been redefining the standards of hospitality in Haileybury through their vacation rental business, Les Suites des Presidents.

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Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Timmins

Alicia Pirie

Alicia Pirie

Alicia Pirie considers herself an accidental entrepreneur.

Educated in psychology and human resources, and with a confirmed acceptance at a U.S. teacher’s college, Pirie was on track to a professional career when life intervened.


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Tradeswoman of the Year - Timmins

Armanda Quinn

Armanda Quinn

Raised on the family-owned farm outside of Timmins, working in the mining industry didn’t seem to be in Armanda Quinn’s longrange plans.


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Aboriginal Leadership - Sudbury

Dr. Jennifer Jocko

Dr. Jennifer Jocko

Dr. Jennifer Jocko is on a mission to improve women’s health in Northern Ontario, focusing on Indigenous, rural, and Northern patients’ access to care.


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Influential Community Trailblazer - Sudbury

Lise Armstrong

Lise Armstrong

Writer and activist Audre Lorde said: “When I dare to be powerful to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”


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Essay Scholarship - Elliot Lake

Kora Wilcox

Kora Wilcox

When Kora Wilcox set out to write an essay on the value of women in leadership roles, she couldn’t say why that topic was chosen but she was surprised by the history of the subject.


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Executive of the Year - Nipigon

Coleen Kjellman

Coleen Kjellman

First-hand experience sparked Colleen Kjellman’s commitment to child and family health.


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Entrepreneur of the Year - Thunder Bay

Anne Marie Calonego

Anne Marie Calonego

Anne Marie Calonego is taking an Italian treat and using it to transform lives and the north core of Thunder Bay.

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Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Keewatin

Kaija Saarinen

Kaija Saarinen

Helping people prevent problems and deal with it themselves doesn’t sound like a great way to grow a service business, but for Kaija Saarinen, it’s all in helping the community grow.


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Aboriginal Leadership - Thunder Bay

Rosie Mosquito

Rosie Mosquito

Rosie Mosquito decided she would to work for Treaty 9 when she was just 12 years old.


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Influential Community Trailblazer - Thunder Bay

Donna Gilhooly

Donna Golhooly

Even in retirement, Donna Gilhooly remains a driving force to enrich the quality of life in Thunder Bay.


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Tradeswoman of the Year - Murillo

Susan Temple

Susan Temple

“You’re your own advocate and your own worst enemy.” That’s one morsel of advice Susan Temple dispenses to her three teenaged daughters or to any young woman considering a career in the skilled trades.


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