2021 Surrey Women in Business Award Finalists Announced by Surrey Board of Trade

On Friday, April 30th, the Surrey Board of Trade will host the 12th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards. This event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community.

2021 Surrey Women in Business Awards Finalists are:

Sandra Christian, Creative Kids Learning Centers
Daniela Fisher, Naturally Given
Connie Marples, Boosh Food

Dr. Victoria Lee, Fraser Health
Aynsley Price, PwC
Dr. Ramen Saggu, Pacific ABA Academy

Not-for-Profit Leader
Christine Buttkus, SurreyCares Community Foundation
Devinder Chattha, Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society

Corporate Leadership
Valentina Araneda, GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions
Danica Gallaher, SitePartners
Marlyn Graziano, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Emerging Leader
Tara Coleman, Nana’s Kitchen and Hot Sauce Ltd.
Rochelle Prasad, SPARK Foundation
Chelsea Thomsen, KB Honey Family

Social Trailblazer
Nerissa Allen, Black Business Association of BC
Shelly Lynn Hughes, Fresh Magazine and Project Her Inc.
Edoye Porbeni, Future Health Ventures Inc.

Yaël Eisenstat, a former national security advisor to Joe Biden, former CIA Officer focusing on counter-extremism overseas, former Global Head of Elections Integrity at Facebook and US Diplomat. She is also a Global Policy Adviser at the Center for Humane Technology and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Eisenstat regularly provides context and analysis on national security, political, and foreign affairs in the media. She has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, and WIRED, and has appeared on CNN, BBC World News, CBS News, and C-SPAN.

Award Sponsors: BDC, Fasken, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Live Well Exercise Clinic, Manning Elliott LLP and MNP
Community Sponsor: Richards Buell Sutton LLP and Scotiabank
Media Sponsor: Surrey NOW-Leader
With Funding from the StartupWomen Community Fund presented by Sovereign Insurance, UPS, Inniskillin, EDC and Scotiabank

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

Time: Networking and Entertainment 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Program 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Member Admission: $45 each

General Admission: $60 each

Guests can register at

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

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