WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 2020 Surrey Women in Business Awards

On Friday, October 23rd, the Surrey Board of Trade hosted the 11th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Digital Event. Originally scheduled to take place in March, this event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community, with over 400 guests in attendance.

Master of Ceremonies Mi-Jung Lee of CTV led the afternoon’s program and Keynote Speaker Erin Brockovich delighted the crowd with humour and wisdom. She recounted her life and her perseverance in uncovering medical records that would explode into the largest direct-action lawsuit in US history.

“The Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Women in Business Awards inspires and illuminates guests in an ongoing way,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

The long-awaited announcement of the winners in seven categories took place. The winners were:

  • Entrepreneur (Small Business) Category: Jean Su, GenerationsE Software Solutions Inc.
  • Entrepreneur (Large Business) Category: Joy Mauro, Turnabout Luxury Resale
  • Professional Category: Emily Kearns, Ankenman Associates Architects Inc.
  • Not-for-Profit Leader Category: Azra Hussain, Surrey Hospital Foundation
  • Corporate/Leadership Category: Stephanie Howes, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Emerging Leader Category: Cherie Storms, Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd.  
  • Social Trailblazer: Theresa Campbell, Safer Schools Together

Supporting Sponsor:

Envision Financial

Award Sponsors:

Business Development Bank of Canada, Health and Technology District, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Manning Elliott LLP, Port of Vancouver, Richards Buell Sutton LLP and the Value Property Group.

Community Sponsors:

Central City/Blackwood Partners, Live Well Exercise Clinic, MNP LLP, New York Institute of Technology and the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

Media Sponsors:

CTV and The Surrey-NOW Leader

With additional funding from the Startup Canada International Women’s Month Fund powered by Co-Presenting Sponsors Sovereign Insurance, and BDC and in partnership with UPS, EDC, and Scotiabank.

Nominations were submitted in seven categories and judged on the nominee’s work in Surrey, proven business acumen, leadership, and community involvement and service.

Partial proceeds of the event are being directed to the Surrey Food Bank, through a partnership with the Full Cupboard, Envision Financial’s community-based signature program established in 2013 to raise food, funds and awareness about the critical issue of hunger in the communities where Envision Financial operates.

For further information, please contact Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, at or at 604.634.0342.