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!

2020 Awards Cancelled


Because of our current situation this spring with Covid-19,
WIB has cancelled the annual awards.
Keep your nominations in mind, and we will hopefully
be back on track next spring!

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