Celebration of Achievement Gala & Entrepreneur Awards
May 23 | DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Centre | Regina
Extraordinary women deserve to be celebrated! WESK is pleased to announce the finalists for our 2018 Entrepreneur Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union. We believe in giving female business leaders in our province the recognition they deserve, and are thrilled to be able to present four outstanding female entrepreneurs with awards at our Celebration of Achievement Gala & Entrepreneur Awards on May 23.
This is the only event of its kind in Saskatchewan that brings together female entrepreneurs with representatives from government, industry, media, and educational institutions to celebrate the outstanding contributions of inspiring female entrepreneurs.
WESK Celebration of Achievement Award
WESK’s first Celebration of Achievement Award will be presented to Rachel Mielke, CEO and Founder of Hillberg & Berk. This award pays tribute to an exceptional woman entrepreneur who has built a business in Saskatchewan with a significant impact on the economy and the community. Rachel is an inspirational leader and a role model to women in business.
WESK Emerging Entrepreneur Award
The Emerging Entrepreneur Award will be presented to a female entrepreneur who has built a strong, scalable business foundation and has achieved early success with strong market potential. The finalists for this award are:
1. Meagan Barabash – Bravo Dance Co.
2. Jeanny Buan – Viahera Canada
3. Heather Pinay – Authentically: Business and Life Solutions
WESK Innovator Award
The WESK Innovator Award will be presented to a female entrepreneur who has built an innovation or technology-based business and has achieved early success with strong market potential. The finalists for this award are:
1. Caitlin Barlas, Julie Gryba, Bailey Wilmot – The Local Kitchen
2. Brooke Longpre – Sound Solar Systems Inc.
3. Jackie Martin – Viking Innovations Ltd.
WESK Growth & Expansion Award
The WESK Growth & Expansion Award will be presented to a female entrepreneur who has built a solid foundation for her business and is now experiencing rapid growth and significant expansion opportunity for her business by strengthening her leadership capacity and developing new market opportunities. The Finalists for this award are:
1. Connie Buchanan – Zoom Zoom Groom, PreZoomably Cats, Apex Academy
2. Colleen Haussecker – Canadian Organic Spice & Herb Co. Inc.
3. Jordana Jacobson – Cravings Maternity-Baby-Kids
The recipients of the WESK Emerging Entrepreneur Award, WESK Innovator Award, and WESK Growth & Expansion Award will be announced during the Celebration of Achievement Gala & Entrepreneur Awards on May 23.