2019 Women In Business Award Winners Announced

“Direct correlation between diversity and innovation”

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce handed out the Women in Business awards. The 2nd annual event was sold out, as more than 300 people gathered at Liberty North for the affair.

6 deserving women took home trophies. The winners are as follows:

Woman of the Year – Intrapreneur
Kim Marshall – Innovative Automation

Woman of the Year – Entrepreneur
Dawn Mucci – LiceSquad.com

Woman of the Year – Young Entrepreneur
Sarah Hargan – Plan A Simcoe

Woman of the Year – Heart and Soul
Angela Baldwin – Baldwin Planning & Consulting

Woman of the Year – Trail Blazer
Donna Douglas – Donna Douglas Communications & Training

Woman of the Year – Visionary
Lesley de Repentigny – DriveWise

Woman of the year - Trail Blazer award winner Donna Douglas
Donna Douglas accepts her award for “Woman of the Year – Trail Blazer”

Keynote speaker Natalie Harris also addressed the crowd, taking those in attendance on a “journey from darkness to light“. Harris, a retired paramedic and currently the only woman on Barrie City council, is a fierce mental health advocate. Harris told the crowd she believes there “is a direct correlation between diversity and innovation”

Chamber of Commerce women in Business awards keynote speaker Natalie Harris
Keynote speaker Natalie Harris