The Women’s Business Network is home to many award winners and all-stars

WBN members have been recognized as both business achievers and community leaders

WBN member and Past President Gwyneth James had a banner year in 2016 as Chair of the United Way Campaign of Peterborough, as well as receiving the Business Woman of The Year Award. She also made time to get remarried in August 2016. (Photo: United Way Peterborough)
WBN member and Past President Gwyneth James had a banner year in 2016 as Chair of the United Way Campaign of Peterborough, as well as receiving the Business Woman of The Year Award. She also made time to get remarried in August 2016. (Photo: United Way Peterborough)

The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough is comprised of women who are entrepreneurs, professionals, managers, and non-profit executive directors. It should come as no surprise to find out that many members have been recognized as business achievers and community leaders.

To celebrate the achievements of WBN members and their contribution to our communities, we’ve compiled this list of some of the many WBN members who’ve received awards and recognition for the contributions to the community:


Business Woman of the Year Award Winners

  • 2016 – Gwyneth James – Cody & James Chartered Professional Accountants
  • 2015 – Amy Simpson – MicroAge
  • 2014 – Kerri Davies – Canadian Mental Health Association HKPR
  • 2013 – Kyla Gutsche – Cosmetic Transformations
  • 2012 – Sally Harding – Nightingale Nursing
  • 2011 – Sheridan Graham – The County of Peterborough
  • 2010 – Jean Grant – The Toy Shop
  • 2009 – Kathy Windrem – BDO Canada
  • 2008 – Mary LaRocque – Marlin Travel
  • 2007 – Tina Johnston – Fandango Spa
  • 2006 – Kim Paget – Paget Dental
  • 2005 – Jeannine Taylor – kawarthaNOW
  • 2004 – Helen Hamilton – Costume King
  • 2003 – Gail Courneyea – Angels of Flight

 

Judy Heffernan Memorial Award Winners

  • 2016 – Louise Racine – Thirteen Moons Wellness
  • 2015 – Sofie Andreou – Sofie Andreou & Associates

 

Civic Awards – City of Peterborough

  • 2015 – Susan Dunkley Porter – Cultural Betterment
  • 2001 – Kerri Davies – Cultural Betterment
  • 2000 – Jeannine Taylor – Community Betterment

 

Premier’s Award Nominees – Nominations by Fleming College

  • 2012 – Kim Appleton
  • 2009 – Kerri Davies, Fleming College Alumnus of Distinction
  • 2003 – Jeannine Taylor

 

Community Recognition

  • 2017 – Anne Arnold – Canadian Blood Services Recognition (75 blood donations)

 

WBN Member of the Year Award

Maureen Tavener presents a "keeper version" of the 2017 Member of the Year Award to Louise Racine at the May 2017 WBN meeting. This was the second year in a row that Louise received this award. (Photo: Paula Kehoe / WBN)
Maureen Tavener presents a “keeper version” of the 2017 Member of the Year Award to Louise Racine at the May 2017 WBN meeting. This was the second year in a row that Louise received this award. (Photo: Paula Kehoe / WBN)

May 2017 marked the 35th anniversary of the WBN Member of the Year Award, created by long-time WBN member and Past President Maureen Tavener to honour an outstanding member every year.

All WBN members have an opportunity to vote for any other member, with the exception of the current President, by secret ballot. Maureen Tavener then presents the award to the very deserving recipient at the May general meeting.

Louise Racine of Thirteen Moons Wellness was the recipient of the award in both 2016-2017 and 2015-2016. In 2017, she led the creation of the first-ever International Women’s Day Conference in Peterborough, using funds she received as the winner of the Judy Heffernan Memorial Award in 2016.

For the full list of the other 33 past recipients of the WBN Member of the Year Award, visit www.womensbusinessnetwork.net.

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