2019 Award Nominees

Brought to you by the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough, the WBN’s Women in Business Award (Business Leadership) and the Judy Heffernan Award (Empowering Others) will be presented on April 9th, 2019.

The Judy Heffernan Award

Judy Heffernan was a tireless promoter of the entrepreneurial dreams and passions of women, young and old. Judy acted as a catalyst who empowered and motivated women to have the courage to pursue their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. She was the conduit who connected women and advocated on their behalf. The award will be given to an entrepreneur, mentor or student who embodies Judy’s legacy of humbly helping others succeed.

The 2019 Judy Heffernan Award Nominees are:

Kim Appleton – WINNER
Anne Marie Arnold
Rhonda Barnet
Colleen Carruthers
Diana Carter
Susan Porter Dunkley
Michelle Ferreri
Jennifer Garland
Theresa Longo
Tracey Ormond
Grace Reynolds
Peggy Shaughnessy
Jeannine Taylor
Sheneese Wilkins


The Women In Business Award

The Women in Business (WIB) award will recognize a woman who demonstrates leadership which has led to job creation, innovation, and increased business acumen. The award will also recognize her impact on the community at large, including fundraising, volunteering, and other contributions

The 2019 Women In Business Nominees are:

Monika Carmichael, Trent Valley Honda – WINNER
Bridget Leslie, My Left Breast Bra and Wig Fitting Specialist – Finalist
Erin Mclean, McLean Berry Farm – Finalist
Sofie Andreou, Sofie Andreou & Associates
Karen Auger, BDO Peterborough
Rhonda Barnet, Steelworks Design Inc.
Marlaine Bennett, Bennett’s Home Furnishings
Tina Bromley, Tiny Greens
Colleen Carruthers, T-R Group
Darlene Cook, Peterborough Housing Corporation
Vanessa Dinesen, Dinesen Financial
Jennifer Garland, The Mane Intent Inc.
Shannon Gray, Sugar Me Right
Karen Irvine, A Taste Of The Kawarthas Food Tours
Teresa Kaszuba, CHEX News
Shelby Leonard Watt, S.O.S Save Our Soles
Theresa Longo, Theresa Longo Brands
Jay Lough Hayes, RE/MAX ROUGE
Leslie Scott, Walton Wood Farm
Jenni Johnston-Hubbert, The Art School of Peterborough
Ann Marie Maly, Bruce Maly Plumbing & Drain Services Inc.
Vanessa Oake Hogan, Century 21 Peterborough
Tracey Ormond, That’s A Wrap Catering
Louise Racine, Thirteen Moons Wellness
Jennifer Scates, Central Smith Creamery
Catia Skinner, Mega Experience
Martha Sullivan, Sullivan Law Ptbo
Christine Teixeira, Accountability Financial
Sheneese Wilkins, Mink Magic Beauty Bar


Student Business Award

Tara Spence — Trent University
Jo Oanh Ho —
Fleming College