Highlighting Great Achievers


For the past several years Powell River Women In Business have held the Women of the Year Awards. This is our way of acknowledging and encouraging the women in our community to continue to do the good works that they put great effort, time and knowledge into, benefiting all of us and strengthening our community.


Celebrating Ten Years in 2020!

Nominations for 2020


Now is the time! Nominate a business woman whom you admire.
Download our form here and email it or drop it off.
You may nominate as many candidates as you desire.
They do not have to be members of WIB
(although we would love to have them!).
Be certain to save the form once downloaded
or it will not keep your submission!

Photo Credits: Julia Adam by Leanne Campbell, Cakes by Alice Ward Cameron, Brochures by Julie Burden, All Other Photos by Anji Smith

2019 Women Of The Year

Congratulations to our winners:

Category A) Outstanding Business Owner Of The Year
Jennifer Konopelski, The Nutcracker Market
Runner-Up: Sarah Salome, Point Group Hospitality

Category B) Outstanding Home-Based Business Owner Of The Year
Julia Adam, One Voices Choir
Runner-Up: Nancy Kreisler, Total Body Training

Category C) Outstanding Volunteer Of The Year
Elaine Steiger, Volunteer with several organizations including Evergreen ECU
Runner-Up: Lois Bridger,Volunteer with several organizations including The Red Cross

Category D) Outstanding Employee Of The Year
Jacquie Dawson, Max Cameron Theatre
Runner-Up: Juhli Jobi, Powell River Farmer’s Market


Thank You For Your Support

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people and companies for their donations in door prizes for our 2019 Awards Dinner.

95.7 Coast FM

Catfish Creative

Powell River Living Magazine

The Powell River Peak


Quality Foods

2018 Women Of The Year

Congratulations to our winners:

Outstanding Woman In Business  – Tanya Close, Fits To A T Fashions
Outstanding Woman with a Home-Based Business  – Emma Levez Laroque, Nutritionist &  Vegan Chef
Influential Woman In Community Service  – Ronnie Uhlmann, Community Volunteer


2017 Women Of The Year

Congratulations to our winners:

Category A)  – Melanie Alsager, Sunshine Coast Health Centre
Category B)  – Christina Maitland, Raincoast Kombucha
Category C)  – Ashley Hull, United Way