November has been a great month for both GroYourBiz members and Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Vancouver members.  Indeed the members are a formidable group of accomplished women that are winning awards, accolades and achievements!

I’m honoured to have Tina Thompson, President and Founder of MUG Solutions, as a member of GroYourBiz.  Not only was she the winner of two 2008 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, but she has just been recognized by The British Columbia Achievement Foundation for Outstanding Business Achievement in its 2010 BC Aboriginal Business Awards.

Tina stated that she is proud to be a representative of both a woman owned business and aboriginal owned business and proud to be a member of GroYourBiz.

And last week in Toronto at the WEConnect Canada 2nd Annual Conference, awards were presented to 8 certified women business owners, who have all embraced diversity and made it a part of their business growth.  Five of those women are all members of the Vancouver WPO chapter.  Congratulations to Leslie Meingast, CEO, The Personnel Department, Marla Kott, CEO, Imprint Plus, Margaret Ramsdale, President/CEO, Omega Uniform Systems, Noel Asmar, President/Founder, Spa Uniforms Inc..

Award winners with WEConnect Canada Chair, Executive Director and Lead Strategist for WBEs.

Award winners with WEConnect Canada Chair, Executive Director and Lead Strategist for WBEs.

And accolades and congratulations to my Eastern friends and colleagues who were also recognized at the WEConnect event for their business deals and accomplishments:  Michelle Bailey, President/CEO, The Blazing Design Agency , Carol Chapman, President, C2 Communications Inc., Brenda vanDuinkerken, President, Duinkerken Foods Inc., and Hilda Broomfield Letemplier, President, Pressure Pipe Steel Fabrication Ltd. from Goose Bay, Labrador (Email:  Well done!

I too was pleased to be recognized for being an “Ambassador for WEConnect Canada” as it fits so well with the wonderful business women I meet in both GroYourBiz and WPO.  It is indeed a pleasure to champion such great women!